Hello, everyone –

I am just back from promoting PASS European Conference 2010 and doing “Ask the Experts” in the Community Section at Microsoft DevDays 2010 and wanted to share my excitement about this year’s conference, coming up in just a few weeks.

Thanks to months of hard work by a few PASS volunteers, we are putting the final touches on what is going to be the best PASS European Conference yet April 21-23 in Neuss, Germany.
We are honored to have Donald Farmer leading the launch of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Tour and digging into the new release at a special full-day Microsoft R2 Launch Event at PASS European Conference. And I expect the R2 launch event to set the tone for an unprecedented 2 days of learning about all things SQL Server.
PASS European Conference will deliver

  • 45 technical sessions by the top SQL Server and BI experts in the industry and two deep-dive pre-conference seminars in addition to the R2 Launch Event. If you haven’t looked at the comprehensive agenda—including a special track of R2 sessions—I encourage you to do so now
  • Face-to-face support from Microsoft developers, Customer Support Services (CSS), the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT), and MVPs in the SQL Server First-Aid Clinic. This opportunity alone is worth the price of attendance.
  • Answers to your most pressing questions in the SQL Kitchen, where top-level MVPs can help you through the steps and ingredients to an effective solution.
  • Unmatched networking with Microsoft and community leaders, MVPs, experts, and peers from Europe and around the world

PASS European Conference is all about sharing issues and solutions and gaining knowledge that will make you a better SQL Server professional and help you leverage SQL Server to improve your business.

Plus, you will get all this value against the backdrop of the Rhine river at the four-star Swissôtel Düsseldorf/Neuss. The conference venue/hotel is minutes from the beautiful historic and commercial areas of Düsseldorf and just 14 kilometers from Düsseldorf International Airport. The hotel is also a mere two-minute drive from the A57 motorway and a five-minute walk from the Neuss Rheinpark Center train station.
I cannot wait for the learning to begin and the opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones. I hope to see you there.
(And if If you haven’t done so already – register today!)

 —Andre Kamman
PASS European Conference