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  • PASS Summit 2011 - What you can expect at the Conference - Part 2

    One of the things that you should do is map out your ''Learning Itinerary'' before coming to the summit. It probably will change once you get onsite, but having a plan will save you time and perhaps some frustration.  You can go to the Summit website and start to build your schedule. When you arrive at registration to get your badge and ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 12, 2011
  • PASS Summit 2011 - What you can expect at the Conference - Part 1

    This is the first in series of blog posts about getting ready for the PASS Summit 2011.  Why am I doing this?  I am preparing for my webcast on Sep 20 @ 1pm ET (Details to come) about this subject.  I thought that I'd get this information out in a blog format as well. Even before the Conference Begins, there are some great ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 9, 2011
  • Untapped Benefit?

    Are you using your benefits to further your SQL Server skills? The other day, the company I work for (Scalability Experts) had a benefits meeting where open enrollment for insurance and other similar things were discussed.  Since we are a small company, we outsource HR/Payroll/Benefits and I discovered a new benefit that I was unaware of ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on July 28, 2011
  • Last Chance - Part of a LIVE Audience AND to save $$$

    Sep 15 is the last day to be a part of history for 24 Hours of PASS.  Louis and Paul will be doing a 2nd take of their session for 24 Hours of PASS.  Register at the following link : This event takes place on Sep 15 at 8pm EDT.  At this ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 14, 2009
  • Heading to TechEd in about 6 weeks

    I have been attending Teched every year since 2005. Last year, I really did not like the separation that was ''forced'' between IT Pro and Dev.  I like to attend sessions from both areas - SQL covers both areas.  I am glad they combined it this year (as it should be IMHO).  Once again, I will be in the TLC area where I LOVE to ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on March 27, 2009
  • Parallel Data Processing

    While working on several other items earlier tonight, I remembered that the PASS Keynotes were on the PASS website from this past Summit.  Perhaps one of the best keynotes that I had heard in sometime was by Dr. David DeWitt.  This keynote was more like a classroom lecture than a marketing keynote.  If you had slept in on Friday ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 24, 2009
  • Attend a SQL Server User Group Meeting - Today (Nov 12) - From Virtually Anywhere

    I posted earlier that we are holding an organizational meeting in a virtual world called ''Second Life''.  Second Life is a Virtual World where you interact with others by voice or typing or gestures.  Here are the details: Where:  Microsoft User Group Island (Classroom 1) - ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on November 12, 2008
  • Preview the Sessions at PASS

    Several Presenters have been kind enough to share a ''preview'' of their sessions at PASS.  These are availabile in the ''PASSTips'' section at  One of the featured previews today is one from Peter DeBetta on security.  Check it out.  Hopefully, these previews will give you a better ''feel'' of what is to be ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on November 10, 2008
  • New PASS Preview posted - CSS Team at PASS

    Customer Support Services always has a big presence at PASS.  This year is no exception.  Recently, Bob Ward was kind enough to provide a PASS Preview of the pre-confernece session (all day event) and an overview of the other activities that the CSS Team are involved with.  You can find the PASS Previews in the PASSTips section of ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on November 3, 2008
  • Get a Sneak Peak of the Sessions at PASS

    PASS has started to ask Speakers to record a 5-minute overview of their sessions to be presented at PASS in november.  Currently, the speakers who have previews up are: Peter DeBetta Paul Randal/Kimberly Tripp John Welch Greg Low Rick Heiges New ''PASSPreviews'' will be added as they come in.  You can find them at ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on October 21, 2008
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