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Back to School with 24 Hours of PASS

You can feel it in the air. Summer is winding down, and parents and kids are gearing up for back to school. And with September’s 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview just around the corner, SQL Server pros will be hitting the classroom again, too.

For this third installment of our popular virtual event, an exceptional lineup of SQL Server and BI experts from around the world will be presenting a sneak peek of PASS Summit 2010 in 24 live webcasts. We’re changing up the schedule a bit this time to try to better fit the needs of our live attendees. Instead of 24 hours in a row, we’re splitting the session lineup across 2 days—September 15 and 16—each featuring 12 consecutive webcasts. Read more.

PASS Elections 2010: NomCom Chooses 7 Interviewees: From a strong field, the committee selected seven applicants with a significant history of volunteerism within PASS and strong overall scores to continue with the process.

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Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Querying

Authors: Itzik Ben-Gan, Lubor Kollar, Dejan Sarka, and Steve Kass

Q2 Chapter Survey Shows Strong Community Reach

What’s the current reach of PASS chapters and their impact on the community? How about providing 41,656 educational hours in the last 12 months—and that’s just for chapters that responded to the survey. Read more.

ProfDev Q&A: An Interview with New Chapter Founder Nigel Sammy. Kathi Kellenberger talks with the leader of PASS’s new chapter in Trinidad and Tobago.

The PASS SQLRally  Winning Logo Is ...

With 63% of the total votes, our winner in the PASS SQLRally logo contest is Speedometer! Thank you to everyone who submitted logos and took the time to vote for their favorite design.

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Advance Your Business at PASS Summit Expo - If your company is small or you are just starting up, you might think you can’t afford to exhibit at PASS Summit. But we have a very cost-effective opportunity for you to get noticed and expand your business. Contact Al Shuler or 614.532.5539 to learn more.

DBA Virtual Chapter: Transactional Replication Deep Dive (Includes presentation by CA)
Aug. 11, 12-1pm MT

SQL Azure Virtual Chapter Meeting
Aug. 11, 12-1pm PT

PASS SQLSaturday - Nashville
Aug. 21, 8am-5pm CT, Nashville, TN

AppDev Virtual Chapter: Writing a Better Where Clause Aug. 24, 8-9am ET

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Vote on Final Community Sessions

The speaking slots for PASS Summit 2010 are almost set, with only four sessions left to fill. The Program Committee has narrowed the options down to 20 potential sessions—now we would love to get your input on who should be booked for those spots. We sent out emails to all PASS members last Tuesday with a secure link to vote. If you haven't yet voted, watch out for your reminder email tomorrow and make sure you have your say!

Hurry! Time’s running out on the Pre/Post-Con Power Bundle: Get 2 full days of deep-dive training for less than the regular rate for just one pre- or post-conference seminar. Complete a Full Summit-Individual Registration at $1,595 between July 1 and August 30, and

  • Add a full-day pre- or post-con for only $195 - a $200 savings
  • Or register for both a pre- and a post-con and save $450!

Review the full pre/post-con lineup, and register today!

Kilt Wednesday! Come ready to bare your knees at PASS Summit 2010 during Kilt Wednesday, Nov. 10. Gird yourself in your favorite kilt - tartan or solid, traditional or contemporary - and join Grant Fritchey, Steve Jones, and other attendees in a fun and fashionable statement of database pro solidarity. Not just for men - everyone’s invited! Follow the #sqlkilt discussion on twitter for updates.


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