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PASS Board Election Results

PASS is pleased to announce three new board members for the 2012/2013 term in what was a record-setting elections season. Adam Jorgensen of Pragmatic Works Consulting, Denise McInerney of Intuit, and Rob Farley of LobsterPot Solutions and a current International Advisor to the board were the top vote-getters in a competitive race for three open seats on the PASS Board of Directors.

The election proved that every vote counts, with only 68 votes separating the top three candidates and just 177 votes between third and fourth places:
1. Adam Jorgensen – 1,026
2. Denise McInerney – 990
3. Rob Farley – 958
4. Sri Sridharan – 781
5. Kendal Van Dyke – 762
6. Geoff Hiten – 526

A record 1,951 community members across 66 countries voted in the 2-week election, casting a total of 5,043 votes. That’s 867 more voters and 2,247 more votes than in 2010, and more than three times the number of voters who participated in 2009 (576). And for those who may think the election is decided in the first 2 days, 904 votes were cast in the first 2 days of voting and 832 in the last 2 days, with the candidate standings actually changing from the midpoint of the election to the final results.

Newly elected board members will officially begin serving their term on January 1, 2012. Read More.

Join us at PASS SQLRally Dallas

Join over 500 SQL Server professionals this spring at PASS SQLRally Dallas, May 10-11. Save 25% off the registration fee by signing up at the early bird rate of $299. Don’t wait or you’ll miss this deal; you need to register by January 15.

SQLRally Nordic Session Recordings Available Now!
Catch up on some extra learning and review the content that was shared during the sold out SQLRally Nordic event back in November.

The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) is now available!
It is the first feature complete version and represents an exciting milestone for customers and partners looking to experience the full value of SQL Server 2012. Read more as Jennifer Moser of Microsoft and our own Rick Heiges discuss this exciting news.

From the Blogosphere:

·         Planning for Success in 2012 (part 2) - Mike Fal

·         PASS Summit Top Sessions Redux – Allen Kinsel

·         SQLSaturday Goes International - Andy Warren

·         SQLPASS - My scores! - Neil Hambly

PASS Summit 2011 DVDs

The wait is over! PASS Summit 2011 DVDs, containing all 170+ program sessions, have shipped. Those who pre-ordered their set should have them shortly. It’s not too late to satisfy your inner geek; order your copy to refer to all year long. Find out how!

PASS SQLRally Call for Speakers Closes Jan. 22
The countdown is on! Interested in being a part of the PASS SQLRally Dallas 2012 program? We're looking for great speakers and technical content to help make this one of the best SQL Server events in the South Central U.S. Learn more about the abstract submission process, get answers to your frequently asked questions, and submit a session abstract today. The call for speakers closes January 22nd at midnight PST.

In the News

PASS SQLSaturday #104 - Colorado Spring
s, Jan 7

PASS SQLSaturday #116 - Bangalore, Jan 7

PASS SQLSaturday #76 - Auckland, NZ, Jan 28

PASS SQLSaturday #103 - Curacao, Feb 25

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