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Board Starts 2012 with new Portfolio Assignments

By Bill Graziano

For my first editorial as PASS President, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who voted in our Board elections in December and encourage you to get even more involved in your organization in this new year.

It was awesome to see the excitement generated by a phenomenal slate of candidates and by wide-ranging community discussion about the biggest issues and opportunities facing our organization. I challenge all of us to translate that energy into creative solutions to help SQL Server professionals around the world connect, share, and learn. With your help, 2012 is going to be a great year for PASS!

One of the first tasks for the President each year is to assign Board members to portfolios, and I’m excited to announce this year’s portfolio leaders. Read More.

5000+ Followers on Twitter!
Thanks to Matt Hanson (@majahanson311), who became our 5000th follower on Twitter the first week of January.

Matt, a SQL Server DBA and .NET programmer working for MITRE in McLean, VA, said all the Twitter talk at PASS Summit 2011 prompted him to sign up to keep up with the community.

If you're on Twitter, make sure you're following @sqlpass and @majahanson311. If not, sign up today -- 10,000 followers, here we come!

24 Hours of PASS: English and Russian Editions

It’s back! You’ve heard the buzz, you’ve seen the past session recordings, and you love your SQL Server training – now it’s time to mark your calendar with two important dates. The next 24 Hours of PASS event will feature 24 back-to-back online technical sessions beginning March 21 at 00:00 GMT. Then for our Russian community it’s back again on April 12 with the 24 Hours of PASS, Russian edition. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll gain access to the best SQL Server training, delivered to your computer. Registration for both events opens in February.

In the meantime, consider submitting an abstract. We're opening up Call for Speakers on January 16th for the english speaking event and are currently accepting abstracts from Russian speaking presenters. We’re looking for presenters from across the globe who can deliver tips, tricks and best practices around SQL Server, especially SQL Server 2012. Find out more.

Planning on attending

Sign up by Jan 14 at the early rate of $299! Register now.

PASS SQLRally Call for Speakers Closes Jan. 22
Your chance to be part of the PASS SQLRally Dallas 2012 program is fast approaching. Find out more and submit your session abstract by Jan 22.

Special Ops Tour: Submission Deadline Extended
The Special Ops Tour, brought to you by Microsoft and PASS,
is deep into the planning stages. The time has come to select the 12 DBA operatives who have the skills and accomplishments to join the team. You could be one of the 12 – tell us how you resolved any IT problem using SQL Server 2012, RC0 by January 24th. Find out more.

PASS HQ Spotlight: Karla Landrum

Community Evangelist Karla Landrum is spreading the good news about PASS Chapters and SQLSaturdays around the world and helping develop a new generation of leaders in the SQL Server community. No wonder her Twitter avatar is Wonder Woman. Read more.

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PASS DW/BI VC Presents: Security Tips and tricks for Analysis Servers 2008 R2,
Jan. 12, 12pm ET

PASS DW/BI VC Presents: Security SSIS Tips and Tricks, Jan. 17, 12pm ET

PASS SQLSaturday #76 - Auckland, NZ, Jan. 28

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