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  • PASS Keynote, Wednesday: "Delivering on Our Data Platform Vision"

    The keynote today was delivered by Ted Kummert, Corporate VP, Data and Storage Platform Division at Microsoft.  Before Ted started, Wayne Snyder showed up on stage, sitting on a hog and surrounded by smoke or dry ice or something.  He talked about how PASS has grown over the past year in several areas:chapters (136)membership ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 19, 2008
  • SQLPass 2008: The PASS Summit - Day Two

    Introduction ''Hey Andy? What happened to your Day One post?'' Excellent question. I was going to post a Day One post - really I was - but I got side-tracked. I won't mention any names, but I will blame the major offenders by their Twitter handles: @BrentO, @sqlagentman, and @SqlBatman. These gentlemen forced me - through coercion and peer ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 18, 2008
  • Speaking Season About to Begin: MCM, Roadshow, PASS, and SQLCLR Precon at DevTeach

    Fall is now in full swing, and after a relatively quiet several months my speaking schedule is about to jump into fairly-packed mode.  Following is a list of where I'll be headed over the next couple of months: Next week I'm really excited to be teaching a day of the Microsoft Certified Master: Microsoft SQL server 2008 program's beta ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on October 21, 2008
  • PASS Conference Stories - tagging Adam Machanic and Peter DeBetta

    In 2005, PASS was held in Grapevine, Texas.  The conference hotel was called the Gaylord, of all things.  It was quite luxurious -- more of a resort than a hotel -- but miles and miles and miles (and miles) from civilization.  The nearby town was nice enough (with a conspiracy museum, among other fun attractions) but on the day we ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on October 2, 2008
  • Speaking at Midlands PASS Chapter in Columbia SC!

    I finally get to meet Brian Kelley in person! I'll be presenting Incremental Loads, Change Data Capture, and SSIS 2008 to the Midlands PASS Chapter in Columbia, SC on Thursday 2 Oct 2008! If you're in the area and read this blog, stop by and say ''Hi''. :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on September 26, 2008
  • My 2008 PASS Summit Sessions

    I am honored to be selected to present at the 2008 PASS Summit! I'm presenting two sessions: Test-Driven Development For Database Professionals and SSIS Scripting. I've been working on the presentations recently and realize there will be a few minutes left in the SSIS Scripting talk unless I talk slow. (Some people say I talk slow enough ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on September 13, 2008
  • Something to Look Forward to: A Unique SQL Server Conference

    A short while back Mosha wrote an interesting blog entry putting together a comparison between the upcoming MS BI conference and the 2008 PASS Summit. This comparison was based on the information that was publicly available at the time.  It got me thinking about the upcoming 2008 PASS Summit and the attendee experience planned. I realize that ...
    Posted to Rushabh Mehta (Weblog) by RMehta on September 9, 2008
  • I Have a New Job

    No one panic - I'm still a Solid Quality Mentor. :) I am honored to accept the responsibilities of PASS Regional Mentor for the US Southeast! What does this mean? Well, I get to work with SQL Server User Groups and PASS chapters from Texas to North Carolina. If you're interested in starting a SQL Server Users Group - regardless of ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on July 17, 2008
  • OT: Thanks to the European PASS conference attendees

    It was a fantastic conference, and thanks to all of you who plastered me with questions after (both) of my sessions. I'll try to get to as many answers as I can on the blog site, but if I miss one, just email me (you can email me right through the blog site). Of those topics coming: *More on Full-Text Search and Backup/Restore (especially moving ...
    Posted to James Luetkehoelter (Weblog) by James Luetkehoelter on April 17, 2008
  • FYI: Speaking at Wisconsin SQL Server Users Group on What's New in SQL Server 2008!

    If you're in the area and available, I'll be giving my first 2008 presentation on Tuesday April 8th. It's a general overview of the new features in SQL Server 2008, starting at 4:30 (I think the presentation starts at about 5:30). It will be held at the Microsoft office in Waukesha, WI. The address is: N19W24133 Riverwood Dr., Suite ...
    Posted to James Luetkehoelter (Weblog) by James Luetkehoelter on April 4, 2008
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