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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…


Don't Be This Guy

Don’t Be This Guy

Note: This post was originally posted on October 29, 2009.  In the interest of the upcoming conference season, I’m republishing it as a reminder (to myself, as much as anyone) to get off the bench and meet people. I have a sad story to tell you.  Sit down and grab a tissue. It was 10pm on a cool night in…


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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…


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SQL PASS 2010 Keynote, Day 1

The day 1 keynote was kicked off by a Tina Turner impersonator doing a rendition of “Simply the Best”.  Rushabh Mehta followed up with a Tina wig of his own, though he fortunately had a much less revealing outfit.  Rushabh starts off with an overview of the PASS activities for the year.  PASS has touched over 65,000 individuals this year…


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Live, Loud, and In Stereo

If you followed the PASS Summit activities last year, you’ll probably remember the “blogger table”.  This was an area designated during each morning’s keynote assembly for a small number of writers who provided live commentary through blogs and tweets.  At this year’s Summit, I’ll be the SQLServerCentral.com representative in this group. I’ll be blogging on this site, and will be…