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PASS Summit Keynote Stage

#SQLPASS Summit Keynote Liveblog Day 2

Good morning ladies and gentlemen! The conference hall is filling up in Seattle, and it’s time to crank up another blow-by-blow commentary.  I’ll be updating this blog every few minutes with what’s happening here at the PASS Summit.  For a refresher, check out the liveblog of yesterday’s keynote. PASS Summit Keynote Stage 8:20AM – People…
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PASS Summit Keynote Day 1

#SQLPASS Summit Keynote Liveblog – Day 1

PASS Summit Keynote Day 1 Good morning, folks! Lights, camera, action – it’s time for the first keynote presentation at the Professional Association for SQL Server Summit.  It’s the annual international conference for Microsoft database folks.  This year it’s in Seattle, Washington again. Over the next two hours, I’ll be expanding this post with minute-by-minute…
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Conference Speakers – Check Your Room Size

When you’re speaking at a conference, try to get the room schedules long before the event day.  Right now, the PASS Summit conference schedule is available, and each speaker’s room is listed. Then, check out the building’s floorplan – in this case, the Washington State Convention Center’s floorplans page.  Check out the seating capacity for…
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Brent’s 2012 Conference Schedule

I feel like the luckiest guy in the world: I get to take part in six major SQL Server events in 2012.  Here’s where I’m going and why: January 26-Feb 4: SQLCruise Miami SQLCruise is the highlight of my year.  This year, we’ve transitioned SQLCruise completely to Tim Ford – he owns the event start…
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Interview with #SQLPASS Presidents Rushabh Mehta and Bill Graziano

PASS takes bloggers seriously. This is the third year I’ve been offered press-style sit-down interviews with members of the PASS Board of Directors. On Friday, outgoing President Rushabh Mehta (@RushabhMehta), upcoming President Bill Graziano (@BillGraziano), and PASS Marketing’s Alison MacDonald talked with me for over an hour about PASS, the Summit, finances, membership, web sites,…
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Bill Graziano Supporting #SQLKilt Day

PASS Summit 2011 Day 2 Keynote Liveblog #sqlpass

Time for another keynote liveblog.  Let’s get started. It’s #SQLKilt day!  Bill Griaziano is kicking things off in a kilt: Bill Graziano Supporting #SQLKilt Day 8:19am – Bill introducing Tim Radney and Jack Corbett as outstanding volunteers. 8:22 – Lori Edwards is the 2011 PASSion award for her outstanding work making this such a great…
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