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SQLSaturday Update

Within the next 30 days or so, SQLSaturday should officially be in the PASS fold. And I wanted to take this opportunity to provide a quick update—and to thank the SQL Server community for its enthusiastic support of SQLSaturday over the past 3 years. We appreciate your patience as we work to transition the event logistics and administration with the least amount of disruption to organizers and attendees.

PASS is committed to keeping SQLSaturday as grassroots and community-driven as it has always been, with the added benefit of providing you with more support as you plan and put on your events. We’ve been working intently the past couple of months to make the handoff from SQLSaturday’s founders to PASS as smooth and seamless as possible. Read more.

First-ever SQLSaturday Columbus set for June 26. The Call for Speakers is open until May 6. Submit your session and help make this event a great success.

Don Gabor’s Tip: Network in Groups to Increase Your Contacts
Group networking allows you to meet more people than networking one-on-one. To network in groups you need to join existing conversations. Read more.

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24 Hours of PASS Is Back!

Catch up on your sleep while you can. PASS is bringing an exceptional lineup of SQL Server and BI experts directly to your computer May 19-20 for the free, nonstop 24 Hours of PASS: Celebrating SQL Server 2008 R2 virtual event.

In this series of 24 back-to-back webcasts, some of the most knowledgeable and top-rated speakers in the industry will take an in-depth look at the hottest SQL Server topics, with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2’s BI and data management features. Learn more and register for your favorite sessions today!

Q&A: SQLRockstar on 24 Hours of PASS
As the 24 Hours of PASS team prepared to announce the upcoming 24 Hours of PASS: Celebrating SQL Server 2008 R2 virtual event, we stole a few minutes with PASS Board member and 24 Hours of PASS organizer Thomas LaRock (aka SQLRockstar) to reminisce about last year’s “24 Hours with SQLRockstar” and go inside this spring’s event. Read the interview.

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In the News

Upcoming SQL Server Events:

Live Meeting - AppDev Chapter Presents: PowerShell for Database Developers
April 13, 12-1pm ET

Live Meeting - DBA Chapter Presents: Using SQL Server 2008 Database Mirroring to Become a Super Hero!
April 14, 12-1pm MT

April 16, 9am-8pm GMT, London, England

SQLSaturday #41 - Atlanta April 24, 7:30am-5:30pm ET, Alpharetta, GA

SQLSaturday #44 - Huntington Beach
April 24, 8am-5pm PT, Huntington Beach, CA

See More Events

R2 Launch Tour Kicking Off at PASS European Conference

Don't miss Donald Farmer's deep dive into the new SQL Server R2 release at a special full-day Microsoft R2 Launch Event plus two content-packed days to follow at Europe's premier SQL Server conference in Neuss, Germany, April 21-23. Learn more and register now!

European Conference Is Right Around the Corner!
Thanks to months of hard work by PASS volunteers, we are putting the final touches on what is going to be the best PASS European Conference yet. Andre Kamman takes us behind the scenes in this blog post.

Coming this month: PASS Summit 2010 Call for Speakers
Start gathering session ideas, check out PASS’s speaker resources, and stay tuned for more information as the Program Committee readies the Call for Speakers. Plus,

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