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SQL PASS 2011


October 17, 2011  9:37 PM

Been to PASS and now you are feeling a little depressed?



Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server

Going to the PASS summit is an amazing experience as you've probably noticed from all the wrap up posts that you've seen. However the downside to PASS is the sad reality that after the summit has ended you have to get back to normal work and your normal life. But that isn't actually true. You can...

October 14, 2011  6:52 PM

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a Confio umbrella



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Confio, Kerry Tyler, Pat Wright, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, Tamara Clark

Since I didn't make it to the SQL PASS keynotes this morning, I figured that I'd tell you about another little event that happened late last night.  Last night there was a SQL PASS first.  There was a wedding here at the PASS summit.  Tamera Clark (


October 13, 2011  4:50 PM

SQL PASS 2011 Keynote Day 2



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Keynotes, PASS, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server

Welcome to SQL PASS Summit Keynote on Day 2.  Today was another day of announcements made by Quentin Clark who is the Corporate VP for Microsoft who is in charge of the SQL Server database engine. Quentin started his talk about how SQL Server 2012 will improve the way that SQL Server provides...


October 12, 2011  5:02 PM

SQL PASS Keynote notes



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Azure, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2

Today was Day 1 of the SQL PASS summit.  Today there were a few announcements during the keynotes which if you didn’t see on the live streaming site you probably want to hear about. During the PASS portion of the keynote we also heard about the massive amount of training the the SQL PASS...


October 11, 2011  11:11 PM

SQL PASS Summit Before the Conference Starts



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011

The SQL PASS Summit is getting ready to begin.  If you are attending the SQL PASS summit I hope that you have already arrived in Seattle so that you can have some fun tonight at the events before getting started at the conference tomorrow. Things you can look forward to tonight at the PASS...


October 10, 2011  2:00 PM

SSRS runs some crappy queries against the ReportServer Database



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, SSRS

While doing some research for my Half Day SQL PASS Session with Stacia Misner (blog | @staciamisner) I discovered that some of the queries which the SSRS engine runs against the ReportServer database are less than perfect total crap.  My specific...


October 6, 2011  2:00 PM

SQLFun a great way to meet people and make friends



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Karaoke, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server

The SQL PASS summit is quickly approaching, and with the excitement of large conferences comes the worry of what to do during the week.  How am I going to meet people, what am I going to do after hours or during the day when there is a session that I don't want to attend? This is a question...


October 4, 2011  7:36 PM

Let have lunch and talk storage



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Birds of a Feather, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, Storage

This year at the SQL PASS summit I'm once again taking a lunch table for the Birds of a Feather lunch on Friday.  And even better than last year I don't have a session that I'm presenting right before lunch so I'll actually be there on time (last year I was like 30 minutes late because of Q&A...


October 3, 2011  8:22 PM

Going to the PASS Summit? Better bring those silly little pieces of paper with you.



Posted by: Denny Cherry
Business Cards, CamCard, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011

No I'm not talking about something to take notes on during the sessions (you'll want that as well, either paper or digital).  But you'll want to bring some business cards.  Even if you aren't a consultant, business cards are a great way to give someone your contact info so that you can get in...


October 3, 2011  1:00 PM

MVP Deep Dives, get your MVP Deep Dives … and get it signed



Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2011, SQL Server, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2

For those of you attending the SQL PASS summit, if you are interested in picking up a copy of the second edition of the MVP Deep Dives book you'll have a chance to not only pick it up at the summit, but also get it signed by a large portion of the books authors. There will be two signing...


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