Cheers from Chris!

PASS Board member, Chris Yates gives an overview of the March 2020 PASS Connector.

Bob Ward Confirmed Speaker at PASS Summit 2020

With so many of the PASS community already set to attend PASS Summit 2020, we are thrilled to make our first speaker announcement of the year. Bob Ward, Principal Architect for the Microsoft Azure Data SQL Server Team, will once again be returning as one of our speakers bringing you even more industry leading content to help you in your career. Register now to join Bob in his home state, Texas, November 10-13, 2020.

PASS Community Spotlight

In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. We would like to recognize the inspiring women in our community and their contributions within PASS:

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Microsoft Certifications: Data & AI

Microsoft has announced two new Data & AI certifications, designed especially for data professionals like you. Add to your existing portfolio with these exams and certifications for Azure Database Administrator Associate and Data Analyst Associate.

PASS Partner Webinar: Accelerating SQL Server Migration to the AWS Cloud

Learn what trends you can expect to see, what the future holds for cloud, and see how the DBA role and responsibilities are undergoing changes to fit into the new profile necessary in managing the cloud framework

Join Jeff Duncan a DBA Manager, SQL Server at Datavail on March 05, where he will discuss various methods and explain the advantages and disadvantages of using each method.

Introducing Azure SQL Database Edge

Did you know?
  • SQL can run on ARM-based IoT devices?
  • SQL can have less than a 350MB footprint?
  • SQL can stream, store, and provide real-time scoring in a disconnected environment?
Discover the power of SQL at the Edge - where speed matters most.

PASS Marathon: Performance Monitoring

PASS Marathon: Performance Monitoring will take place on March 31, and the Call for Speakers is now open! Don’t miss the chance to be part of this virtual event, featuring content on database administration and application development, from best practices and troubleshooting to C# and CosmosDB.

PASS Summit 2020 Program Committee: Call for Volunteers

Now's your chance to help shape the content at this year's PASS Summit by joining the Program Committee! As a member of the Program Committee, you will be involved in content research and suggestions; abstract and speaker reviews and selections; presentation review and editing; speaker tools/resource development; and more.

Right-Size Your Database Monitoring with the New SQL Sentry Editions to Fit Your Needs

The new editions include support for monitoring SQL Server and related systems running on physical, hybrid, or cloud environments, and are right-sized to meet the needs of small, mid-market, and enterprise companies.

Share Your Thoughts!

As shared in Wendy’s recent blog, PASS is exploring opportunities to strengthen our community and improve the offerings available for our members. We want your feedback so that we can understand what offerings might be of most value to you. In appreciation for your time, each respondent will be entered to win 1 of 5 Visa prepaid gift cards.

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