Greetings from Grant!

PASS President, Grant Fritchey gives an overview of the September 2019 PASS Connector.

Now Announcing: PASS Summit Keynote and Spotlight Speakers

Be inspired by Rohan Kumar, Tarah Wheeler, Donald Farmer, and LaShana Lewis as they discuss the latest on the Microsoft data platform, security, analytics, and empowering diversity in technology.

Save $200 by registering before September 13, 2019 – don’t miss out!

2019 PASS Board of Directors Election: Applications Open September 23

The 2019 PASS Board of Directors Election is coming soon. Take the next step in your career growth and help shape the future of PASS by running for the PASS Board.

Applications will open on September 23 and can be submitted to until October 4 (19:00 UTC).

To learn more about why you should run for a seat on the PASS Board, check out Chris Yates’ latest blog post.

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24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview 2019

Still undecided about which sessions to attend at PASS Summit? Join us for 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview on September 10, 2019 (12:00 UTC) for a sneak peek of some of the top speakers attending this year's PASS Summit in Seattle.

Exclusive Microsoft Certification Program

PASS has partnered with Microsoft to bring you exclusive training, free practice tests, and discounted certifications. Earn a certification that demonstrates you are keeping pace with today’s technical roles and requirements.
Join exclusive virtual boot camps for guidance on how to succeed in your exam(s), including a recap of content, and tips and tricks on approaching exam questions. The first webinar will take place on September 25 and will cover the Azure Fundamentals Certification.

Share Your Thoughts to Win!

The annual PASS Membership Survey is now open. Participation in this survey helps us understand your educational and community needs, and is used to inform the direction of our future programs and offerings. To thank you for your time, you will have the chance to win one of five gift cards valued at $150 USD each.

Welcoming NetLib Security to the PASS Knowledge Partner Program

Introducing our newest Knowledge Partner, NetLib Security! NetLib Security has been a proud sponsor of SQLSaturday events for several years. As a pioneer in data encryption for SQL Server, NetLib Security provide solutions that make protecting data-at-rest easy and affordable for data owners and developers. PASS and NetLib Security are excited to collaborate closely and share resources aimed at helping the PASS community to protect and secure their data.

PASS Summit All Access Winner

We are very pleased to announce that Susan Dallegro has been selected as the  PASS Summit 2019 All Access  Winner! In addition to receiving a complimentary 3-day registration to PASS Summit, she will also gain exclusive access to activities that will ensure a career defining experience. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries and we look forward to welcoming Susan in Seattle!

Implement Data Governance with Confidence

Companies who implement effective data governance can achieve up to a 150% increase in revenue. Learn how ER/Studio improves the quality, maturity, and compliance of your complex data landscape. Build your data governance foundation with ER/Studio!

PASS Community Spotlight

PASS offers many opportunities for professional development and career enhancement – make the most of what’s available!

PASSion Award Nominations Open Until September 25

The PASSion Award is the highest accolade given to a PASS volunteer. It’s presented to an individual who demonstrates exemplary service and commitment to the PASS organization by inspiring our community of data professionals to connect, share, and learn.

Know someone who deserves to have their contributions to the PASS community recognized? Nominate them today!
Nominations will be accepted until September 25, 2019.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Introduction to PowerApps and Flow – Charles Sterling

Sunday, September 15, 2019. 01:00 UTC

SQL Graph Revealed – Mala Mahadevan

Wednesday, September 18, 2019. 16:00 UTC


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