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Official Bloggers Thomas LeBlanc PASS Summit 2020 – Pre-Conference Sessions

PASS Summit 2020 – Pre-Conference Sessions

8 Jun 2020 | Posted by Thomas LeBlanc

One of the great features of the PASS Summit is the pre-conference sessions. These are day long sessions on a specific topic. Occurrences are on the Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Monday has nine sessions and Tuesday there are 10. The topics are all difference and no topic is repeated from Monday to Tuesday.


I think the most popular to sellout would be Bob Ward and Anna Hoffman – The Azure SQL Workshop and Itzik Ben-Gan – Advanced T-SQL Querying and Query Tuning. The one I would be most interested in on Monday is Rob Sewell’s Introduction to PowerShell because I need to learn PowerShell. On Tuesday it would be Hugo Kornelis’ Execution Plans in Depth because I am very impressed with Hugo’s knowledge.


Please register for one or two days and enjoy intense training for the day. It will give you a head start on the rest of the conference Wednesday thru Friday. Always remember to take some time off the sessions to re-charge and catch up with networking among the professionals at this conference.

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Thomas LeBlanc

Thomas LeBlanc (Microsoft Data Platform MVP) is a Product Manager at Idera working with Wherescape data warehouse automation tools 3D and Streaming. WhereScape tools focus on the central goal of extracting the data in operational systems, normalizing it to the enterprise's standards, and sharing it with the various business stakeholders. As a PASS volunteer, he is past chair of Excel BI and Data Arch VCs and is active in the Baton Rouge Analytics and SQL Server User groups, as well as chair of the 1st SQLSaturday BI Edition in Baton Rouge.

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