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Speaker Idol 2019 Registration is Now Open!

If you've always wanted to speak at PASS Summit, but haven't been selected yet, now's your chance!

Increase your speaking skills by competing against 12 other community members for a chance to win a guaranteed session at PASS Summit 2020!

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Modern Migration Tour – That’s a Wrap!

We’d like to thank our sponsors Microsoft and Intel®, all of our organizers, volunteers, presenters, attendees, and of course, our mascot Sandy, for making the Modern Migration Tour a success!

Over four months this spring, PASS partnered up with Microsoft and Intel® to offer a series of events, designed to prepare the community for SQL Server 2008 End of Support. These events provided expert-led training that helped the PASS community migrate to a modern data platform.

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Microsoft Commits to Global SQLSaturday Partnership in FY20

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has renewed their sponsorship commitment to global SQLSaturdays in FY20 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). The PASS Community Team is currently processing all retroactive sponsorship payments and will continue to coordinate these for all future events.

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Learn a New Skill This Weekend

Make the most out of your weekend by joining a SQLSaturday event in your city. As a PASS member, you have free access to these community events, offering training, speaking, and networking opportunities with data professionals in your local area.

SQLSaturdays cover a wide variety of topics designed to help you advance in your career.

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PASS Blog has Moved!

Looking for old blog posts? We've recently moved the PASS Blog to its new home at:, but you can still view older blog posts here, but please update your bookmarks so you can continue getting the latest posts from the PASS Blog.

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2019 PASS Election Timelines

The 2019 NomCom and PASS Election timelines are now available:

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Announcing the 2020/21 PASS Executive Committee

During the June PASS Board meeting, which took place June 18 – 19, 2019, the Board voted to elect the 2020/21 PASS Executive Committee (ExecCo).

Congratulations to our newly elected 2020/21 ExecCo:

Wendy Pastrick - PASS President

Tim Ford - Executive Vice President, Finance & Governance

John Martin - Vice President, Marketing

Grant Fritchey - As current PASS President, Grant will automatically assume the role of Immediate Past President.

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2019 PASS Bylaws

With the PASS Board meeting in full swing over the next two days in Vancouver, BC (June 18-19), one of the first items on the agenda was finalizing the PASS Bylaws.

After completing the 30-day community review period, the next step in approving the Bylaws was a Board vote. We're pleased to announce that the motion passed and the PASS Bylaw updates are in affect immediately.

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Share Your Technical Content with the PASS Community!

We're always on the look out for great content from our global PASS community. If you or a community member you know has a blog, demo, or video (or any other format!) you'd like to share with the PASS membership, we'd love to include it in one of our PASS Insights newsletters which offer technical content for the Analyst, DBA, BI professional, and Developer.

Please send your content to to be considered for future editions of the PASS Insights newsletter.

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