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Archives: March 2009

SQLBits a Smashing Success

SQLBits IV was held in Manchester, England, Saturday March 28th, 2009, and was attended by more than 360 attendees. This free SQL Server event is the largest of its kind in Europe. It included 28 sessions by 28 different speakers. Below are a few photographs from the event.


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Posted in SQL Aloha on 29 March 2009

Tips for Submitting Speaking Abstracts to the 2009 PASS Community Summit

As most of you know now, the Call for Speakers for the 2009 PASS Community Summit is open from March 20, 2009 through April 10, 2009. Each year, the PASS Program Committee, which is responsible for selecting the sessions offered at the Summit, receives many more speaking abstracts than they… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 24 March 2009

Make the 2009 PASS Summit Better: Offer Your Speaking Tips to Others

This year, I was asked to participate on the PASS Program Committee Management team as the “Speaker Manager.” One of my tasks is to create a Speaker’s Resource page on the SQLPASS.org website to aid speakers who want to submit session abstracts for the 2009 PASS Summit, which will be… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 13 March 2009

I’m a PC and I’m an MVP!

At the recent MVP conference I attended, Microsoft filmed a promotion for their ad campaign. They had the entire MVP audience shout “I’m a PC and I’m an MVP", which was captured on video. You can see a blog about this here, and view the video here.

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 6 March 2009

Voice Your Opinion on Topics to be Included at the 2009 PASS Summit

If you are thinking about, or planning to attend the 2009 PASS Community Summit, here is your opportunity to tell PASS what type of sessions you want to see included. The following link will take you to a survey form that you can complete to indicate your interests. It will… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 6 March 2009