Greetings from Grant

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

PASS Summit Live Streaming on PASStv

Can’t attend PASS Summit this year? Tune into PASStv for exclusive access to the Day 1 Keynote, live sessions, vendor interviews, and PASS Board candidate interviews.

PASStv is now accessible on the home page, so be sure to check out the amazing content available at PASS Summit 2019. 

PASS Community Spotlight

PASS Summit 2019 is in full swing! Our PASS community members share what they are looking forward to and tips on how to make the most of your experience this week.

Shabnam Watson used Power BI Desktop to look at the PASS Summit 2019 schedule to decide which sessions to attend.

Andy Levy wrote a four part series on PASS Summit 2019, including tips on Logistics & Survival, Networking and Events, Sessions, and other Odds and Ends

Edwin Sarmiento put together a guide on Preparing for the PASS Summit 2019, specifically geared toward first-time attendees.

Do you have content you’d like to share with the community? We’d love to hear from you! You can reach us at

AWS Becomes a PASS GAP Platinum Partner

We are thrilled to announce our latest partnership with AWS as a PASS Global Alliance Program Platinum Partner. As the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, AWS plans to share over 13 years of industry knowledge in data and data technology with the PASS community, while learning about the unique challenges that face our diverse membership.

PASS Election Voting Opens Today

Help decide the future of PASS by casting your vote in the 2019 PASS Election – starting today.

Voting is easy! An email notification will be sent to all eligible voters when balloting opens later today at 6:30 PM UTC. To submit your ballot, simply visit your myPASS profile where a Vote Now button will appear. You will also be entered for a chance to win a FREE registration to PASS Summit 2020 with your vote.

Dell EMC PowerMax Storage for Mission-Critical SQL Server Databases

Learn how mission-critical SQL Server databases benefit from the Dell EMC PowerMax storage system, which uses compression to deliver high performance and storage efficiency with this informative whitepaper. PowerMax storage provides ease of use, reliability, high availability, security, and versatility.
Did you miss the PASS Partner Webinar from Dell Technologies on SQL Server 2019 and Containerization? You can now stream it here!

Going to PASS Summit in Seattle? You’re Already a Winner!

Visit Quest at booth 106 to get your free T-shirt, enter to win cool prizes, and learn how to modernize your database environment.  

PASS Marathon: BI

Join the PASS Marathon: BI on December 11 to advance your fundamental skills and understanding of data management, Business Intelligence, and analytics. Explore topics on requirements gathering, cloud services, data governance, security, ethics, and privacy.  

Capturing the Business Value of Compliant Database DevOps

The nature of information technology (IT) teams is changing, and IT leaders must transform the way their department works to consistently drive and improve organizational performance. This whitepaper outlines how DevOps practices can be extended to the IT team, and the cultural shift required to capture the business value of Compliant Database DevOps.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Basic Database Programming – John Miner

Tuesday, November 12, 2019. 02:30 UTC.

How to Build Your Disaster Recovery Plan – Rie Irish

Tuesday, November 12, 2019. 18:00 UTC.

What's New: Modernizing with SQL Server 2019 – Pam Lahoud

Wednesday, November 13, 2019. 16:00 UTC.

Marketing Analytics: Why, What and How – Alan Zhang

Sunday, November 17, 2019. 02:00 UTC.


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