Last Week to Apply for the PASS Board
Thinking about applying for the PASS Board of Directors’ 2011/2012
term? You still have time to submit your application before next week’s
what it takes
to be a Director, download the application at the
PASS Elections page, and
apply by July 21. If you know an ideal candidate, forward them
the links and encourage them to run.
Join the discussion on Twitter (#passvotes) and
see what current and
past Board members are saying about what it means to lead the
premier, independent, user-run association for SQL Server, including:
Jeremiah Peschka: The PASS Board of Directors is the
cheapest and most entertaining MBA program I have found.
Douglas McDowell: For the organization that we are all so
passionate about, it is the highest honor to be considered and contribute as a
Board member, and a unique role that offers opportunity to provide unrivaled
value and impact.
Rick Heiges: I have had the satisfaction of seeing the
organization change and grow as it continues to do today. That takes a lot of
work, but the results and relationships that are built along the way make it
Joe Webb: Being a good or even great technologist requires
a certain set of skills. But being a visionary, a leader, a manager, requires a
very different set of skills. As a member of the Board, you’ll get to stretch
yourself and grow in ways that will make you a more well-rounded professional.
Andy Warren: Ask not what PASS can do for you, ask what you can
do for PASS.
Wayne Snyder: If you have a passion for the SQL Server
community, the wisdom of the ancients, people skills, and a wish to drive your
personal experience to new levels, then consider joining the Board of Directors
for PASS...This will not be the easiest thing you will ever do, but it can be
one of the most rewarding. Join us - make a difference!
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PASS SQLRally: Save the Date
Plan to attend PASS’s new low-cost, high-value spring
training event, PASS SQLRally, May 11-13 at the Marriott World Center in
Orlando, FL. A cross between a full PASS Summit and a free, 1-day SQLSaturday,
PASS SQLRally will feature 1 day of
pre-conference seminars and 2 days of practical SQL Server sessions. The
targeted rate for the main event is $299, with the pre-cons available for an
extra fee. Save the date, and stay tuned as details are confirmed!
Board discusses FY2011 budget: Log in and read the minutes from the PASS Board’s
special June 24 budget meeting.
SQL Server Standard suspending publication: In this PASS Update blog post, Board member Andy Warren
talks about the tough decision to stop publishing PASS’s online magazine.
Brent Ozar Talks about the MCM Process: In this Q&A with the
Professional Development Chapter’s Kathi
Kellenberger, new Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar shares insights, tips,
and what he would do differently if he had to go through the program again.
From the blogosphere:
Realizing the Promise of Cloud Computing with
Microsoft: In this blog post,
Microsoft’s Robert Wahbe, corporate vice president of Server and Tools, digs
into new solutions and offerings to help customers and partners realize the
benefits of cloud computing, including the Windows Azure Platform appliance.
Oracle Virtual Chapter: Query Performance and Data Access Layers
July 14, 12-1pm ET
DBA Virtual Chapter: Why Should I Use Stored Procedures & SQL Server Performance
Isn’t Just For DBAs Anymore
July 14, 12-1pm MT
PASS SQLSaturday - South Florida
July 31, 7:30am-5:30pm ET, Miramar, FL
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Announcing Summit Program Sessions
A Who’s Who of SQL Server and BI experts will be
helping database pros get the most out of their implementations and foster their
technical careers through 3 days of unmatched program sessions at
Summit 2010, Nov. 8-11 in Seattle, WA.
Spotlight sessions, and full-day
pre/post-conference seminars by community speakers are now posted. Check them all
out today from the new searchable
page, which lets you find sessions of interest by keyword, track, session type,
and speaker. And if you haven’t yet,
Save big with the Pre/Post-Con Power Bundle! Complete a Full Summit-Individual Registration at
$1,595 between July 1 and August 30, and stretch your training dollars two ways:
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!
Check out the full
pre/post-con lineup, and
Pre/post-con additions: Pre-conference seminars by Kalen Delaney
and Brian Knight have been added to the PASS Summit 2010 lineup. And Davide
Mauri’s BI pre-con has been moved to a post-con due to scheduling conflicts; if
this affects you, please call Registration at 1-888-714-5544 (or 1-303-530-4879
Ext. 22) or email
Download Summit graphics, fact sheets, tweets,
and more! Use this collection of
graphics and Summit information for Chapter meetings, websites, emails, blogs,
Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as you tell your friends about
Summit 2010 and invite them to join you for
the world’s best SQL Server and BI conference.
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