I'm rarely a "needy" guy, but I have to admit that I'm feeling a little left out. Due to project commitments and budget constraints, I didn't get to make it to PASS for the second year in a row. The PASS conference is (or at least, has been) my favorite conference of the year, not to mention that I love Denver and all things Colorado. I'm planning to make PASS next year, even if I bankroll the trip myself.
On a lighter note, it appears that the new SQLServerCentral.com site went live sometime this weekend. There appear to be at least a few minor bugs - my forum profile declares me to be a "Supreme Being", but also reports that I've only visited the site 5 times. All in all, it looks like a positive upgrade.
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.