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  • PASS - Regional Seats First

    After thinking about how to cast my votes for the PASS Election, I thought about the process and how one could get confused (and even upset) if the process for seating successful candidates was not already laid out.  I found this on the PASS Elections site which proved to be helpful.  The scenario that I thought of was the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 24, 2013
  • PASS Candidates Announced and Campaign Time Has Begun

    Today was the official announcement of the Candidates and the official start of the Campaign.  PASS Campaigns sure have changed a lot since I originally ran for a seat (and lost) in 2002.  The process has changed to become more rigorous in the Nomination stage.  This is a very good thing because in my view, there are no bad choices ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 23, 2013
  • Developing a Keynote for SQL Saturday #250

    I volunteered to help out and present a keynote at SQL Saturday #250.  It worked out that they couldn't find anyone better.  :-)  I am really looking forward to it and hope that I do not disappoint. The time available is about 40 minutes so it can't get too technical. Although I have been a part of 2 keynotes at the PASS Summit, I ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 11, 2013
  • PASS Election Time is Here (Almost)

    According to the PASS Election Timeline, the PASS BoD will take up the issue of approving the slate of candidates to be presented to the community for voting.  These candidates have taken a big step in putting themselves out there for election.  They have gone through the application process and the interview process by the NomCom to be ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on September 10, 2013
  • One, Two, Three: SQL Saturday in Italy!

    As a friend of mine tells ''The first time that something happens is a fortuity, the second time that it happens again is a probability and the third one is a certainty!'' Therefore, this year, SQL Saturday in Italy is a certainty! From October to December in Italy there will be three SQL Saturday events! The first one: October 8th 2013, ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on August 20, 2013
  • I'm speaking at SQL Saturday #250 in Pittsburgh!

    On September 14, 2013, I will be speaking at the 2nd SQL Saturday event to be held in Pittsburgh.  I spoke at the last SQL Saturday event last year which was a blast.  This year, I will be presenting a session entitled ''Really Basic Perfmon''.  It is designed for the person who has heard about Perfmon before, but never really got ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on August 19, 2013
  • 24 Hours of PASS (July 2013): Recordings Now Available!

    The sessions of the event 24 Hours of PASS: Summit Preview (which was held on last July 31) were recorded and now they are available for online streaming! If you have missed one session in particular or the entire live event, you can view and review your preferred sessions; you can find all details here. This edition of 24 Hours of PASS wants ...
    Posted to Sergio Govoni (Weblog) by Sergio Govoni on August 6, 2013
  • Speaking in Chicago Saturday

    I’m excited to be offering a beginning PowerShell session at SQL Saturday #211 in Chicago on Saturday, April 13. This time we’re making it a family weekend, bringing our two boys. I haven’t been to Chicago for many years, and it’s, of course, an Architecture dream world, so it should be fun to look at some buildings again! Emil Bach House, ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on April 11, 2013
  • 24 Hours of PASS - BA Style

    Tomorrow will mark another chapter in the 24 Hours of PASS series.I am involved once again - this time in a moderator role. The event begins at 8am ET for me.  I will be introducing Alberto Ferrari who will be speaking on ''Excel 2013 Power Pivot in Action'' which is a great self-service BI story. This 24hop event will be in a different ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on January 29, 2013
  • Blogging from the PASS Summit : Nov. 7th keynote

    Bill Graziano takes the stage at 8:15. He talks about how 3,894 attendees (and 5,611 total registrants) represent 57 countries at the 14th summit. There are over 127,000 members worldwide. Note that you can watch the keynotes and many sessions through Pass TV. PASS serves SQL Server community - expertise, support, commitment. He talks about ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 7, 2012
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