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PASS Summit 2017 Day 2

It’s day 2 of the PASS Summit. Yesterday was a whirlwind of a day, after my early-morning post-Halloween trip to Seattle. I spent some time with my Microsoft friends in the SQL Clinic and visited several vendor receptions, followed by a quick visit to the karaoke party. Today is the Cosmos DB keynote by Rimma Nehme. I’ve heard Dr. Nehme…


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PASS Summit 2017 Day 1

It’s the first full day of the 2017 PASS Summit. As I write this, I am somewhere over the panhandle of Texas headed for Seattle and the rest of my #SQLFamily who are are already at the Summit. It’s been a bit strange for the last few days as I kept up with Summit goings-on. I typically arrive in Seattle…


PASS Summit 2017

PASS Summit 2017 is Coming

The yearly PASS Summit is just around the corner, a little less than six weeks away. For those not familiar with this event, it is a gathering of several thousand data professionals for 4+ days of education and networking. The PASS Summit will take place in Seattle, Washington, from Tuesday, October 31st until Friday, November 3rd. Networking at the Summit…


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PASS Summit 2016: Day 2 Keynote

This week I’m attending the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle. I’ll be live blogging each of the keynote presentations on Wednesday and Thursday morning. This post will be updated throughout the duration of the Day 2 keynote. It’s the second full day of the PASS Summit and we’re back for another keynote. Today we’ll hear from the always-popular David DeWitt,…


SQL PASS Summit 2016

PASS Summit 2016: Day 1 Keynote

This week I’m attending the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle. I’ll be live blogging each of the keynote presentations on Wednesday and Thursday morning. This post will be updated throughout the duration of the Day 1 keynote. Introduction We’re off and running! PASS president Adam Jorgensen starts us off with some opening remarks about PASS, Microsoft. Adam shares that PASS…


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Join me at the PASS Summit

It seems just yesterday that we were all in Seattle together, getting a crash course in what’s new and exciting in SQL Server.  It couldn’t possible have been 8 months since we were attending after-party events together, stopping by the Tap House for a beer, or closing down Bush Gardens with some spectacular SQL Karaoke.  Yet here were are, getting…


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What is #SQLFamily?

There’s a large group of people that mean a lot to me.  Some of them I know well, and others I only know peripherally through their relationships with those with whom I am more familiar.  Some of them I like a lot, but with others I rarely see eye-to-eye.  Many of them I consider to be friends, and a few…


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SQL PASS 2010 Summit – Recap

The sessions are over, and the post-cons are done; the vendor parties are but a memory, and the #sqlkaraoke music has died.  Another PASS summit is in the books, one billed to be the “best PASS summit ever”, and I’d have to concur. The Best PASS Ever Perhaps it started with the entertaining (albeit ill-advised) Tina Turner impersonator during the…


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SQL PASS Summit 2010 – Keynote Day 3

Today is the last official day of the SQL PASS 2010 summit, which also means the last day for live blogging during the keynote.  This has been a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to doing it again next year. Today’s ceremonies will include a keynote by Dr. David Dewitt.  Before that, PASS board member Rick Heigis gives the…


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SQL PASS Summit 2010, Keynote Day 2

The second day of the SQL PASS summit has already started in unique fashion.  Today is #sqlkilt day, and there are a dozen or more guys and gals dressed in fine Scottish attire.  Bill Graziano, executive VP of finance for PASS, was playfully booed when he took the stage for having worn pants on kilt day.  Bill took the time…