Welcome from Wendy!

PASS President, Wendy Pastrick gives an overview of the February 2020 PASS Connector.

PASS Community Spotlight

We’re already one month into 2020. Now is the perfect time to look ahead and get started on the goals we’ve set for the year. Read more and be inspired by community members achieving their goals:

John Morehouse urges members of the PASS community to listen, support, and guide others through mentorship.

Monica Rathbun highlights how to invest in yourself, learn something new, and get motivated.

Kathi Kellenberger shares how attending PASS Summit changed her life, and encourages you to experience it for yourself.

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

Mark the Date - February 11

If you are an experienced full-day conference speaker and interested in presenting a PASS Summit Pre-Conference session, this is your chance! Starting February 11, we will be opening our Pre-Conference Call for Speakers, and we want to hear why you would be a perfect fit for this year’s event.

Also launching on February 11 is our annual PASS Educational Content Survey. The feedback we receive from the PASS community is essential in helping us to plan and build out our year-round programs and schedule for PASS Summit. Please take the time to complete the survey, and you’ll be entered to win a complimentary 3-day registration for PASS Summit 2020!

Stay tuned to PASS.org and the PASS Twitter page for more details.

The 2020 State of Database DevOps Report from Redgate

The findings from this survey will help shape the business case of any team looking to implement or improve their approach to database DevOps.

PASS Summit 2020 Early Bird Pricing

This is the year to take your career to new heights by connecting with the world’s largest community of industry leaders leveraging the Microsoft data platform. Join us in Houston on November 10-13 and get the latest expert insights on the modern data platform, performance optimization, data modeling and analysis, and much more. Register today to secure your $1,399 Early Bird registration rate. But hurry, this offer ends February 28 (01:00 UTC)!

PASS Partner Webinar: SQL Server High Availability in the Cloud

Migrating SQL Server instances to the cloud requires planning for both high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR), making it difficult to know what’s best for your environment.

Sign up now to join SIOS Technology’s Dave Bermingham on February 12 for an hour of training, tips, and insights on how to choose and implement the configurations that best meet your needs.

PASS Marathon: Spanish Edition

Join us for PASS Marathon: Spanish Edition on February 11 starting at 19:00 UTC, to advance your fundamental skills and understanding of data management. This virtual event will cover BI-related topics amongst others presented by PASS Community Leaders and Microsoft Data Platform experts, all in Spanish.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Performance Tuning with Machine Learning - Karlo Zatylny

Thursday, February 20, 2020. 19:00 UTC.

DBA as the Cloud Era Data Professional - Mika Sutinen

Thursday, February 27, 2020 17:00 UTC.


We are actively recruiting community contributors for the PASS Connector newsletter.

Email communityteam@pass.org with your engaging, community-focused article ideas and you just might see yourself featured in an upcoming edition!   

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