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Five Things I Learned at the PASS Summit


Five Things I Learned at the PASS Summit

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Interesting article, thanks. Unfortunately I can't make it this year due to a scheduling conflict. I am new in my job and I am not even sure there would be a budget for it.

I recently went to a SQL Saturday session in NY and I thought it was fantastic. One of the door prizes was the entire 2009 summit on DVD. Unfortunately I didn't win it. I am considering buying it for the hefty price tag of $595. Can anyone offer guidance on the DVD set? Does it offer a good value? Can you see enough detail in the presentations to be useful?

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The DVDs are very good. They're not videos of the presenter, they're desktop captures + audio. so you don't have to worry about whether or not you can see the screen clearly, you see exactly what was on the presenter's desktop.


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That's great. Thanks for your quick reply. Can you also hear audience participation and questions?
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No. The speaker is supposed to repeat audience questions before answering, most of them do most of the time.


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You can hear some of the audience. Some presenters are good about repeating questions, some aren't.

Overall I thought they were pretty good.

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Thanks. You two should get a commission, I think you just made a sale.:-)
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Steve Jones - Editor (6/17/2010)
You can hear some of the audience.


Depends how loud they shout. ;-)


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