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PASS Data Community Summit keynote: a bridge to a new universe 

It is almost time for PASS Data Community Summit 2021, a free online conference for the Microsoft data platform professional. The conference, hosted by Redgate, will include the latest SQL Server and Azure data innovations, practical training, and networking to empower you to transform your career and your organization. This year’s event is coming to...Read more

Welcome to the 21st annual PASS Summit 

PASS Summit has become an annual pilgrimage for thousands of SQL Server professionals from around the world to join together. My very first demo at PASS Summit was in 2010, and today marks the third time I’ve had the honor of being invited to deliver the day one keynote. It has been incredible to reflect...Read more

Video: To the future of analytics with SQL Server, BI and Cortana Analytics Suite 

How cool is data analytics? Super cool! If you think that description sounds like hype, you should watch the video of Jason Wilcox’s Foundational session at PASS as he presents fascinating examples that demonstrate how Microsoft’s data platform and Azure Machine Learning is making “The Future of Analytics” real today. Wilcox discusses how advanced analytics...Read more

Watch the PASS Keynote Video: “Accelerating Your Business with a Modern Data Strategy” 

The annual PASS Summit provides an opportunity for the SQL Server community to meet, share expertise, and gain firsthand insights into advances in the Microsoft data platform technology directly from Microsoft executives. The fall 2015 PASS Summit gave attendees the opportunity to learn about the upcoming release of SQL Server 2016 when Joseph Sirosh, corporate...Read more

SQL Server 2016: Everything built-in 

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. Announcing SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.0, Azure Data Lake preview and much more. We live in the age of data, and the ability to extract actionable intelligence from data is driving a fundamental transformation in how we live, work...Read more

#SQLHaikusweeps – We have a winner! 

Thank you for participating in our Twitter sweepstakes. As always, the creativity of our community never fails to amaze.  Congratulations to @dragonfurther for the winning haiku.   Notable mentions include entries from @John_Deardurff and @sdevanny       We look forward to seeing everyone at PASS Summit 2014.  Can’t make it in person?  Don’t miss...Read more

2014 PASS Summit Haiku Contest Rules 

Contest time! Need a pass to PASS Summit? Tell us why with 140 characters in the form of a HAIKU. Contest starts Friday October 3, 2014. Read the official rules below.   COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES: These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft “Why I should win a pass to...Read more

Announcing the PASS 24 HOP Challenge 

Calling all data junkies! How smart are you?  Want to get smarter? Play along with #pass24hop Challenge on Twitter starting at 5:00 AM PT Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to win a free Microsoft Exam Voucher!  Simply watch 24 Hours of PASS and be the first to answer the question correctly. At the beginning of each 24...Read more

Cloud Data Warehousing – The Fastest Time To Value 

In the past, deploying a data warehouse has been a costly affair.  IT departments required expertise to procure and build state-of-the-art hardware servers (that are optimally balanced from a CPU, storage and I/O perspective) as well as install software that is tuned for optimal performance.  Prior to even loading data into the system, you could...Read more