PASS Summit 2018: Where I’ll Be

PASS Summit 2018: Where I’ll Be

I don't know where the last year went, but it's once again time for PASS Summit. It really doesn't feel like a year has passed! This will be my seventh PASS Summit as an attendee and my sixth as a speaker. I know I'm extremely fortunate to have been able to attend and present so many times, and am looking to the incredibly fun - and exhausting - week ahead! Be sure to follow me on Twitter as I will have plenty of updates throughout the week. Here's what I'll be up to: SQL Saturday Portland My first stop is…
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PASS Summit Tip: Evening Events

PASS Summit Tip: Evening Events

PASS Summit is now approaching really quickly, so this will be my final tip for the year. I've mentioned in previous posts about the tremendous networking opportunities you will find at Summit, and I'm going to bring that up again, because I really feel it's that important. There is a ton that goes on during the day at PASS Summit, and even more happening in the evenings. Once the sessions are done for the day, there are so many ways to meet and connect with people. You will find official PASS activities, like the v.20 Celebration (formerly the "Welcome Reception"),…
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PASS Summit Tip: Food

PASS Summit Tip: Food

This week's PASS Summit Tip is all about food. And with all the learning and networking opportunities you'll find there, you're going to need a lot of it! Have you ever been to a wedding where the food is just "meh"? It's edible, but nothing great. You can't blame the happy couple for it, because they're footing the bill and feeding 100 or 200 people gets expensive quickly. And the food's just a small detail of the wedding anyway - the real fun has nothing to do with the meal. Hopefully they at least have an open bar.... Now think…
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PASS Summit Tip: Pack Some Power!

PASS Summit Tip: Pack Some Power!

This PASS Summit tip is all about power. Electricity. Inconveniencing electrons for your own personal benefit. If you're attending a tech conference, chances are really good you'll have multiple computing devices with you, and each of those devices will need power. And if you're like me, you'll be doing plenty of tweeting and picture-taking, and perhaps your device will be using more power than normal so you may need to charge more frequently. With a little planning ahead and some help from this post, you can make sure all your devices stay charged all day long! USB Wall Adapters If…
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Presenting Two Sessions at PASS Summit 2018!

Presenting Two Sessions at PASS Summit 2018!

I've been honored to present a session at PASS Summit for the past few years, but this year I am especially humbled as I had not one but two abstracts accepted! The first is an introduction to Azure Cosmos DB. The other is covering some of my favorite SSMSĀ and T-SQL tips and tricks that can help you save time! Select Stars: A SQL DBA's Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB Level: 200 Where: Skagit 4 (TCC Lower Level) When: Thursday November 8, 2018 1:30-2:45pm Azure Cosmos DB has quickly become a buzzword in database circles over the past year, but what…
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