Welcome From Wendy!

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

Microsoft Confirmed as Premier Sponsor at PASS Virtual Summit 2020

Planning for the Microsoft Azure Data Clinic is steam rolling ahead, enabling you to book in that coveted 1:1 time with the engineers who have built the tools you love.

PASS Virtual Summit All Access Winner

We are very pleased to announce that Christian Ntsiba has been selected as the PASS Virtual Summit 2020 All Access Winner! In addition to receiving a complimentary 3-day registration to PASS Virtual Summit, he 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 Christian to the first ever PASS Virtual Summit in November!

PASS Community Spotlight

We look forward to welcoming our global community to the first ever PASS Virtual Summit! This November, members from around the world will be able to join immersive learning opportunities and participate in quality networking events.

Check out these blog posts from three PASS community members about why they are excited to attend!

Monica Rathbun provides her thoughts on the move to a virtual format.

Grant Fritchey shares a message to the data community about the PASS Virtual Summit.

Priscilla Camp highlights the positive benefits of an online event.

SQL Server Runs Best on Azure

Learn the results of a recent GigaOm study that compared the performance of running SQL Server on virtual machines for online transactional processing (OLTP) workloads across Azure and AWS.

What to Expect During PASS Virtual Summit 2020

PASS is working hard to design a virtual event that not only gives you access to world-class data content, but also takes online networking to a whole new level.

Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Microsoft SQL Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux accelerate database performance for the modern digital era.

Partner Webinar: Re-coding the Role of the DBA for the Cloud

As your SQL Server data estate continues to grow, are you struggling with maintaining the right amount of flexibility, consistency, and control across hybrid environments? Attend this webinar to learn how SQL Server on Dell EMC hybrid solutions for Microsoft’s Azure Stack family provides the foundational DevOps and DB-a-a-S platform — for a truly modernized cloud architecture for DBAs. July 8, 16:00 UTC and July 9, 9:00 UTC.

PASS Virtual Summit 2020 Learning Pathways

The sessions for the Learning Pathways have been released - displaying an incredible lineup for this year’s PASS Virtual Summit! There are 10 new Learning Pathways. Don’t miss out, register today!

Upcoming Virtual Events

Get Started with Extended Events - Kathi Kellenberger

Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 16:00 UTC.

Will Velida Talks Awesome Things

Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:00 UTC.


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