#SQLPASS #Summit2013 Microsoft Keynote Liveblog

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Charlotte, NC – Your intrepid reporter is onsite at the convention center, settling in at the Blogger’s Table. At 8:15AM Eastern time, PASS President Bill Graziano will take the stage, discuss PASS, and then hand things over to Microsoft’s Quentin Clark for product announcements. Some of the things I’m looking for include: Attendance numbers on…
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Make SQL Apps Go Faster – Only 60 Seats Left!

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In just a few weeks, Brent, Jes and I will be giving a full day pre-conference session at the SQLPASS 2013 Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our pre-conference will be Tuesday, October 15, 2013. There’s only a few seats left! This pre-con’s going to be killer– we’ve got 240 folks registered and ready to learn.…
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What a good lookin' crowd.

PASS Summit Feedback: Top Ten AGAIN!

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Wow. Just wow. I’m totally humbled to say that my sp_Blitz® session and my AlwaysOn Availability Groups session were both voted among the best ten sessions at the PASS Summit 2012 conference. The sp_Blitz® session felt like the best session I’d ever presented in my life. The room was jam packed full of people with…
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#SQLPASS Women in Technology Luncheon Live Blog

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Hello from Seattle! I’m excited to be sitting front and center of the 10th Women in Technology Luncheon at PASS Summit! This year’s topic is “Women in Technology: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?” We’ll be hearing from an excellent panel! Stefanie Higgins, a Sr. DBA for Disney and former PASS board…
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#SQLPASS Summit Keynote Liveblog Day 2

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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

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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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Our PASS Summit 2012 Schedule

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Next week, the Brent Ozar Unlimited® crew will be attending PASS Summit in Seattle, WA. It’s a busy week, full of networking, learning, and teaching. Here are a few of our highlights. Want to add our sessions to your schedule, and view more information at your fingertips? PASS Summit has gone mobile with Guidebook! It’s…
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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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We’re Presenting at the #SQLPASS Summit 2012!

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All four of us – Brent, Jeremiah, Jes, and Kendra – got sessions approved for the PASS Summit in November!  Here’s what we’ll be covering: Shazam! We’re speaking at the PASS Summit! A Developer’s Guide to Dangerous Queries – Jeremiah Peschka Jeremiah says: “SQL Server does a good job of working with whatever garbage we…
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Brent’s 2012 Conference Schedule

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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

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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

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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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PASS Summit 2011 Keynote

Liveblog for #SQLPASS 2011 Day 1 Keynote

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Welcome to the big show!  I’ll be liveblogging today’s keynote at the Professional Association for SQL Server Summit in Seattle.  If you’d like to check out some of the photos I’ve taken so far, check out my Facebook album for the Summit. You can watch the keynote live, and refresh this page every couple of…
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