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New Leadership for the DevOps Virtual Group

PASS Community member William Wolf (@SQLWareWolf) has officially taken over leadership of the renamed DevOps Virtual Group; previously known as the Infrastructure Virtual Group.

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Microsoft: A Global SQLSaturday Partner

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has further increased their commitment and investment in the PASS organization by becoming a Global SQLSaturday Partner! Microsoft has always been an important supporter of SQLSaturday events and this year, they have increased that support by committing to sponsor each and every SQLSaturday around the globe (July 2017 - June 2018)!

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Quest Case Study: A PASS Global Alliance Partner Spotlight

THE MISSION AT PASS

PASS empowers data professionals who leverage Microsoft technologies to connect, share, and learn through networking, knowledge sharing, and peer-based learning.

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PASS Director-at-Large Profile: Tim Ford

Tim Ford shared his insights and experiences as a PASS Director-at-Large, just in time for the Board applications opening on August 16. To find out more about the “Why Run” campaign and how to apply visit the PASS Board Applications page. How did you first become involved...

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A Lazy Data Scientist’s Toolkit

By Mark Wilcock In 2006, I was thrown a difficult analytics task. My failure to make inroads into it haunts me and influences the choice of tools I use for analyzing and visualizing data even today.  I was working for an investment bank in the risk management department. The bank had...

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24HOP Speaker Feature: Kendra Little

Kendra Little loves teaching data professionals how to build powerful indexes using advanced techniques in SQL Server and she’s excited to share these with you at PASS Summit in October! In the meantime, join Kendra at her upcoming 24HOP session on July 19, Why Did My Clever Index Change...

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PASS Director-at-Large Profile: Wendy Pastrick

With the upcoming PASS Board applications process taking place from August 16-25th, we asked Wendy Pastrick to share some of the highlights from her time as a PASS Director-at-Large. For more information on the “Why Run” campaign and the PASS Board applications process, visit the...

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Getting started with Integrated Python and SQL Server 2017

By: Ginger Grant

As part of the effort Microsoft is making at incorporating analytics, Python is being added into SQL Server 2017.   This means SQL Server will support the two primary languages of Data Science within SQL Server R and Python.  As I have previously reviewed using R in SQL Server, I...

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What I Love About the Stack Overflow Database

By: Brent Ozar

Brent Ozar keeps finding new reasons to love the Stack Overflow public database and he’s excited to share these with you at PASS Summit in October! In the meantime, join Brent at his upcoming 24HOP session on July 19, Last Season’s Performance Tuning Techniques. I’ve...

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