Greetings from Grant!

PASS President, Grant Fritchey gives an overview of the January 2019 PASS Connector!

Welcoming New Directors-at-Large to PASS

As we get ready for the year ahead, we’d like to thank outgoing Board members Allen White, Chris Woodruff, and Eduardo Castro for their years of service and support of the PASS community.
We’d also like to welcome incoming Directors-at-Large Jennifer Moser, Lori Edwards, and Roberto Fonseca, who officially joined the Board on January 1, 2019. We look forward to the insights and contributions of these new Board members as we continue to grow our PASS programs.

Help PASS Build Educational Content for 2019

This year promises to be an exciting time for PASS and we're committed to providing the educational resources you need to advance in your career.

Fill out this short survey and help shape the educational content for PASS over the next year. Submitters who enter their name and email address will be entered to win a complimentary registration for PASS Summit 2019!

Compliant Database DevOps Whitepaper

How can IT teams deliver software faster while meeting requirements to protect and preserve data?
Redgate’s Compliant Database DevOps whitepaper shows how organizations can achieve the agility of DevOps combined with data protection that is baked into the development process from the start.

PASS Community Spotlight

PASS community members are kicking off 2019 by sharing their goals for the year ahead and reflecting on 2018:
What are your professional and community goals for 2019?

PASS Facebook Live: Pop-Up Expert with Leslie Weed on January 30

We’re excited to announce Leslie Weed as the next host of the PASS Facebook Live: Pop-Up Expert series. Leslie is a Data and BI Architect expert with over 18 years of experience in business intelligence, data analytics, systems implementation, integration, and solutions delivery.
Like and follow the PASS Facebook page below, and join Leslie on January 30 (19:00 UTC) where she will be answering all of your Architecture-related questions in real-time!

SQL Server Engineer-Led Roadshows

Attend a SQL Server and Azure Data Services free roadshow event near you between January and March 2019. Hear SQL Server Engineering leaders discuss and demo new innovations in SQL Server 2019 and Azure Data Services.

Announcing the First Outstanding Volunteer Award Winner of 2019!

Dan English has been thoroughly involved in PASS community leadership for over 10 years. In addition to leading the PASS Business Analytics Virtual Group for five years and helping coordinate SQLSaturdays in Minnesota, he also speaks regularly at his Local Group meetings.
He moderates for PASS Marathons, 24 Hours of PASS, and was the community organizer for PASS BA Day Chicago. Dan really enjoys connecting and sharing with the PASS community, has learned so much over the years, and is truly grateful for his experiences.
Congratulations, Dan!

Upcoming Virtual Events

SQL Azure DB options – Pini Krisher

Thursday, January 24, 2019. 13:00 UTC

Understanding SQL Server Backup and Restore – Tim Radney

Tuesday, February 05, 2019. 17:00 UTC


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