Greetings from Grant!

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

It's SQL Server Migration Season

To guide you through this journey, PASS, Microsoft, and Intel® have teamed up for a series of expert-led webinars, in-person events, and migration tools, all designed to get you to your final destination—a modern data platform.

PASS Summit 2019: General Sessions Announced!

The first wave of General Sessions for PASS Summit 2019 have now been released! Learn more about Architecture, Data Management, Analytics and discover spotlight sessions on AI, Security, and the Cloud. With the price increasing May 31, 2019, you don’t want to wait to secure your spot.

Deliver Test Data Faster and Safer Than Ever Before

With SQL Provision, you can deliver dev and test databases in seconds, with sensitive data masked for compliance. Developers get realistic test data in an instant, and your business stays protected.

PASS Marathon: The New World of Data Privacy

From Europe's GDPR launch to updated legislation the world over, the global data privacy landscape has seen big changes over the past 12 months. Join PASS and Redgate on May 23 for a series of back-to-back webinars designed to help SQL Server teams navigate in this new world.

Live Optics in 10 Minutes

In this webinar, Dell EMC will address the most common customer concerns and challenges around Live Optics. Live Optics is free, online software you can use to collect, visualize, and share data about your IT environment and workloads.

PASS Community Spotlight

Whether you are searching for a new job, looking for ways to move up the career ladder, or are curious about another field, networking can help you get ahead. 
PASS Community members share tips and tricks on how to effectively network like a pro:
Ray Kim  highlights how his network is built from a variety of experiences and locations.

Charlotte Click  provides practical tips on how to improve your personal growth and development through networking.

Matt Cushing  shares the steps you can take to maximize what you can get out of attending data events.
Do you have content you’d like to share with the community? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us at

Move Databases to the Cloud with Confidence!

Migrate and optimize databases on AWS or Azure with SentryOne CloudLifter™

PASS Turns 20 – Thank you for Celebrating!

We are so grateful for all the community participation during our #PASSTurns20 activities. Congratulations to all the contest winners who won swag bags of PASS-themed items!

The celebration isn’t over yet - check out the #PASSturns20 video to see all the community submitted Happy Birthday messages!

PASS Bylaw Updates – 30-Day Community Review

As detailed in Wendy’s recent blog post, starting May 01, the PASS Bylaws updates are now available for a 30-day review period—ending June 01, 2019 (23:59 UTC). During this time, PASS community members will have the opportunity to review the updates and provide feedback. Please send your insights and questions to

Upcoming Virtual Events

Benchmarking in the Cloud - Gianluca Sartori

Thursday, May 02. 17:00 UTC


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