The recent blog post on PASS.org announces that Microsoft has renewed its sponsorship of SQLSaturday events. They are even, at the own discretion, sponsor individual events with more money and provide MS speakers.
The other information worth noting is changes in the By-Laws to get more experienced members on the board. Andy Warren has a good blog post to get you thinking about this change.
With all changes, there are some questions. But, over the years, you can see that some changes stick and some do not. That is what I like about the PASS structure, things get voted in and others voted out.