Microsoft Launching R2 at European Conference
Microsoft is launching SQL Server 2008 R2 at PASS European Conference 2010 in
Neuss, Germany, during a special
pre-conference session with Donald Farmer on April 21. The conference,
running April 21-23, also features a
dedicated R2 track available to all attendees, with in-depth sessions by
Microsoft and top community experts.
Check out the other full-day pre-cons—SQL
Server Internal Tools for the DBA with Bob Ward and
Tackling Top Reporting Services Issues with Adam Saxton—plus the
action-packed days of SQL Server and BI training and networking to follow.
More on PASS and SQLSaturday: As PASS and SQLSaturday leaders
work on transition plans that ensure the free events’ continued growth, service
to the community, and die-hard grassroots character, SQLSaturday fans express
their dedication and hopes for the future:
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Dealing with Micromanagement
By Kevin Kline
Imagine you’re working on a new project. It’s an important project, and its
success will be a big win for the organization. You were chosen for the job
because of your competency, skill, and effectiveness. You get things like this
done all the time and have a track record for pulling it off. Now that the
project is underway, you’re finding that trust and support you need from
management is absent. Instead, you’ve got a micromanaging boss, who’s put so
many additional requirements on you for reporting, meetings, and whatever their
favorite nit-picking happens to be that management is actually an impediment to
successfully completing the project!
The bad news is that this happens to all of us at some time or another. In fact,
it’s so common that exit interviews show that nearly one in three professionals
has changed jobs to escape micromanaging or unreasonable bosses.
Writing for The Standard: Abstract tips from
Scary DBA. Don’t be
afraid to send in your article proposals to PASS’s online magazine,
The SQL Server Standard. Editor Grant “Scary DBA” Fritchey wants to
publish your technical articles and pay you a fair price for them. To get
started, all you need to do is submit a concise abstract, such as
Advertise with PASS: Extend your company's reach and present your
products and services to a broad SQL Server/ BI market throughout the entire
year. PASS advertising products have a track record of success and are very
reasonably priced. We can customize a plan to meet your specific needs and
budget. Contact Al Shuler, Sales and Exhibition Manager at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.532.5539
Upcoming SQL Server Events:
Live Meeting - PASS DBA
Chapter Presents: Locking and Blocking Made Simple
Feb. 24, 12-1pm ET
Live Meeting - PASS AppDev
Chapter Presents: Adding SSRS Report Bells and Whistles March 9, 12-1pm ET
Live Meeting - PASS DBA
Chapter Presents: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Application and Multi-Server
March 10, 12-1pm MT
SQL Saturday #37
March 13, 7:00am-5:15pm ET Philadelphia, PA
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Win a Spectacular Alaska Cruise for 2!
One lucky PASS Summit 2010 registrant will be enjoying the world's best SQL
Server and BI conference, Nov. 8-11 in Seattle, WA, after returning from a
Alaska cruise for two! Will it be you? Just register by March 15 for your
chance to win, plus save 40% off the regular Full Summit rate until March 30.
Learn more and register!
PASS Summit: Word on the Street. Here’s what some past
attendees are saying about their Summit experiences in blogs and tweets:
Jack Corbett: The Summit has been
described as “A family reunion where you like everyone.”…The learning never
stops. I can't recommend the Summit enough.
Paul Randal (Twitter): #sqlpass isn't a
conference, it's one big SQL fun-fest with a bunch of new and old friends. What
a damn good time!
Donabel Santos: After
attending my first Summit, I realize now how much I have been missing.
Jonathan Kehayias: As a testament to the value of attending [Summit],
the very first session, I diagnosed a problem in one of my servers that was
impossible to diagnose unless you knew what you were looking at.
Aaron Bertrand: If you didn't make it to Summit 2009, I feel bad for
you. I get so much out of this conference year after year, and I strongly
encourage you to do whatever you can to make it next year.
Jacob Sebastian: Getting to Seattle from India takes around 36 hours;
however, looking at what I gained, these difficulties are not even worth
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