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PASS Board Meeting

The PASS Board meets in-person three times a year, and the next meeting takes place today, Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26 in Seattle, WA. Over the course of these two days, Board members will discuss PASS’s global growth strategy, PASS Summit 2012 and beyond, IT Resources, marketing updates, SQLRally 2013, the 2013 Fiscal Year budgeting process and the process of selecting Board appointments. PASS community members can access Board meeting minutes on the PASS Governance webpage within a couple of weeks of the meetings.

24 Hours of PASS: Submit an Abstract
The upcoming 24 Hours of PASS event will feature 24 one-hour, back-to-back sessions delivered in English, beginning at 00:00 GMT on March 21. We're looking for SQL Server best practices, new techniques, lessons learned, tips, tricks and more. This 24 Hours of PASS event will aim to have SQL Server 2012 showcased in at least half of the available sessions. Hurry, the deadline to submit your session abstract is January 31!

Download Sessions Missing from DVDs
Due to a production error, a few sessions didn’t make it onto the PASS Summit 2011 DVDs. If you purchased the DVDs, you can now download the missing sessions by logging in with your PASS Summit username and password.

Plus, all Summit 2011 attendees can log in to view the streaming recordings of the sessions for free. We apologize for any inconvenience, and please contact us if you are unable to download the sessions for any reason.

Special Ops Tour Registration Now Open

It’s here! The Microsoft and PASS SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour is now open for registration. This 12-city road tour throughout the US will feature Microsoft experts and local DBAs showcasing the power of SQL Server 2012. Visit the Special Ops Tour website now to find the tour date for the city nearest you! Best of all, it’s free.

From the Blogosphere: PASS Board Appointments
The recent PASS Board appointments created much discussion amongst the PASS membership and SQL Server community. We’ve gathered up a list of blog posts dedicated to the topic below. The PASS Board will be discussing the Board appointment process during the Board meetings happening in Seattle this week.

Community Profile: Getting to Know Andrey Korshikov

Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of Andrey Korshikov, the first Russian-language 24 Hours of PASS event will debut April 12. And if this community builder has his way, Russia and nearby countries will soon be seeing more and more user groups for SQL Server and BI pros. Read more.

SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch
On March 7, Microsoft will host the first ever online event to officially launch SQL Server 2012. Hear from industry experts + Microsoft executives and connect with peers from the #SQLFamily. Part of the experience will include three live streaming keynote sessions in US, Europe, and Asia Pacific time zones! Visit and register today! Read more.

PASS Summit 2012: Early Bird Rate ends Jan 31
PASS Summit is the biggest and best conference for SQL Server professionals and this year’s event will be no exception. Save nearly 50% off the regular Full Summit fee if you register by January 31!

In the News

DW/BI VC: Security Tips and tricks for Analysis Servers 2008 R2, Jan. 26, 12pm ET

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

DW/BI VC: Building Visually Compelling BI Experiences with SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot, Jan. 31, 12pm ET

24 Hours of PASS, Mar. 21, 00:00 GMT

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