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2020 PASS Board Election Results Are In!

Congratulations to our three candidates – Stephanie Locke, Hamish Watson, and Lori Edwards – for winning seats to serve on the 2021/2022 PASS Board of Directors.

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PASS Election 2020 Voting is Now Open!

Voting is Open Until November 17 at 20:00 UTC.

Log in to your myPASS profile, click the Vote Now button, and submit your ballot!

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PASS Election - Announcing the Candidate Slate

We're thrilled to share the candidates running in the 2020 PASS Election, listed in alphabetical order by last name:

  1. Joey D'Antoni
  2. Lori Edwards
  3. Roberto Fonseca
  4. Matt Gordon
  5. Stephanie Locke
  6. Jose Rivera
  7. Hamish Watson

Congratulations to the 2020 PASS Election candidates!

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Announcing PASS Pro Azure DBA Bootcamp

We are excited to announce the PASS Pro Azure DBA Bootcamp! PASS has partnered with Microsoft Learn to help PASS Pros accelerate their data career, and become Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate, while saving 50% off of your Microsoft Certification exam (up to an $80 USD value). Terms and Conditions.

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The Azure SQL Championship is Almost Closed!

We wanted to take a moment to thank the PASS community for participating in the Azure SQL Championship virtual event in partnership with the Microsoft Azure SQL team, presenting your solutions to real world scenarios and answering the daily quizzes to further your knowledge.  You made this global event a success with participation from all over the world competing for a chance to earn bragging rights, test your skills, and enter to win great prizes. 

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PASS Educational Series Now Available

We're pleased to announce the latest PASS Pro Membership benefit – the PASS Educational Series.

This PASS Educational Series is delivered by leading topic experts and consists of curated learning designed to take data professionals from where they are in their data career paths, to where they need to be. You will also be quizzed along the way to test your progress in real time.

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Microsoft PASS Virtual Summit Sessions Announced

The Microsoft General Sessions have been announced! Start planning your conference experience by learning more about the content being covered by Microsoft's leading engineers at this year's event: 

Conference Sessions

Filter by Session Type to view Microsoft Sessions.

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Welcoming the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Group

We are proud to announce the launch of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Group.

This PASS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Group is led by Andrea Mascher and provides a platform for underrepresented members of our community to share their experiences and challenges within the tech industry. It is a virtual gathering space to share and learn from experiences and to increase representation and inclusion in the tech sector.

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Join Us for the Azure SQL Championship!

Come join us for to the Azure SQL Championship virtual event! Delivered in partnership with the Microsoft Azure SQL team, this event will give you the chance to compete with other PASS members in 3 weekly challenges to collect participant badges and enter to win cool prizes. There will also be daily quizzes with a leaderboard to show off your knowledge.

These challenges are based on common scenarios faced by data professionals to help you build skills you can use in the real world. If you are running SQL Server on-premises and considering a move to Azure, this is a fun way to get started on your path to learning. 

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