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Day 2 at PASS Summit 2009 

Tom Casey took the stage and dazzled the crowd with PowerPivot demos. You could hear the mad clicking of keys as the bloggers wrote about what they saw. The expo hall was hopping as attendees chatted with Microsoft reps about the SQL Server technologies. And as day two comes to a close, everyone is getting...Read more

PASS Summit Day 1 Keynotes 

From the blogger’s table at PASS: Bob Muglia got the energy going in the room (and the AC/DC helped). He remembered the early days of SQL Server, saying “we’ve come a long way, baby.” After Bob, Ted Kummert took the stage and has been joined by various demoers (is that a word?) to show how...Read more

PASS Summit 2009 Has Started 

Wayne Snyder kicked things off this morning and now Bob Muglia is on stage taking us through the history of SQL Server and how working together, we will solve business problems. Ted Kummert takes the stage next…. There are about 13 bloggers here during the keynote. Search for #sqlpass on Twitter to see all the...Read more

Tom Casey ‘Twitterview’ on Wednesday! 

Mark your calendar! Now we have Tom Casey, General Manager, SQL Server BI, doing a ‘Twitterview’ on Wednesday, November 4 after his PASS Summit keynote! Tom will answer 10 of your questions via our Twitter account (MS_SQL_Server). Just send your questions to @MS_SQL_Server by 10:00 AM PDT on November 4 and he will reply via...Read more

‘Twitterview’ with Ted Kummert Tomorrow! 

You can ask Ted a question! Senior vice president of the Business Platform Division at Microsoft Corp., Ted Kummert, will answer 10 questions from an audience via Twitter at 10:30 AM PDT tomorrow, November 3. The interview with Ted comes after his keynote at PASS Summit. To participate, go to the SQL Server Twitter page....Read more

Get Your Game On During PASS Summit 2009 

Just announced: Microsoft SQL Server Appreciation Event. Join PASS and Microsoft to eat, drink, and play. Open to all PASS attendees. Let’s celebrate PASS Summit 2009! Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 7:00pm-10:00pm at Gameworks, 7th and Pike (Across from the Convention Center)....Read more

PASS Summit Speakers Chat about Their Sessions 

From Channel 9: Senior Data Platform Technology Specialist Buck Woody stopped by the Channel 9 studio to talk to Michael Rys, Principal Program Manager in SQL Server Engineering Team (Azure), and Liam Cavanagh, Senior Program Manager, about upcoming sessions that should not be missed this year’s PASS Summit conference. Buck also chatted with Julie Strauss,...Read more

PASS It On: Refer a Friend and You Both Could Win! 

Refer a friend to register for PASS Summit Unite 2009 at $200 off the Full Summit 3-day conference registration, and you and your friend could both win a Dell Mini 10v Netbook! PASS has three pairs of Dell Minis to give away, and the more people you refer, the more times you’re entered in the drawing....Read more

News about SQL Server Clinic at PASS Summit 

This year’s SQL Server Clinic will offer twice the resources! Top troubleshooters from the CSS SQL Server Escalation team are teaming up with expert SQLCAT design architects. Why pay $400+ an hour for database consultants when you get all-access passes to Microsoft’s CSS & SQLCAT experts throughout the 3-day conference? This alone is worth the...Read more

Get a free copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition! 

First the let’s talk about the great Microsoft breakout sessions at this year’s PASS Summit conference!  Some of the highlights from the 60+ Microsoft sessions include Liam Cavanagh (3 sessions on the upcoming SQL Azure Database solution), Buck Woody (2 sessions on Manageability, and 1 session on Performance Tuning), and Albert Chew (2 sessions on...Read more

SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP is Coming Soon! 

As we’ve talked about, in the second half of 2009 Microsoft will offer a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of SQL Server 2008 R2. Register here. Space is limited so make sure you sign up soon!...Read more