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Are you encouraging data professionals to move from doing repairs to being innovators?

If you’re a business or IT decision-maker, when you send IT staff to a technical conference you’re probably thinking about the value of having well-trained technologists to make sure your infrastructure keeps running smoothly. But an interesting point came to light during a recent conversation with some database experts who were preparing to speak at...

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#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...

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2014 winners: 24 Hours of PASS

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the contest #pass24hop Challenge!  As always, we had a great time listening to such passionate community speakers. Congratulations to all the winners!  You will be notified via a Direct Message (DM) with details on how to redeem your free Microsoft Certification Exam. So without further...

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PASS Summit 2014 – Don’t miss the largest conference for SQL Server Professionals

Do you have the “Data Gene”?  Preparations for PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle, Washington are well underway.  We are very excited to have this year’s event back in Seattle and look forward to bringing you some great sessions and activities throughout the event.     Tune in to this week’s TechNet Radio special to listen to...

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Microsoft adds forecasting capabilities to Power BI for O365

The PASS Business Analytics Conference — the event where big data meets business analytics – kicked off today in San Jose. Microsoft Technical Fellow Amir Netz and Microsoft Partner Director Kamal Hathi delivered the opening keynote, where they highlighted our customer momentum, showcased business analytics capabilities including a new feature update to Power BI for...

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