Apply for the PASS Summit 2014 Program Committee!

With over 40 weeks to go, PASS Summit 2014 may seem like the distant future, however the planning phase is already well underway. An event like the Summit is only possible because of the efforts of hundreds of volunteers, and opportunities to help this year are already starting to pop up. One such opportunity is the Program Committee. It's a wonderful way to help out, even if you can't attend PASS Summit. That's right, you can be part of the Program Committee without ever leaving the comfort of your home office, balcony, back porch, or wherever else you can get an…
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My PASS Summit Submission

Quick thought: I first posted to this blog a year ago today. Since then there have been 62 more posts, hundreds of comments and some readership numbers I'm proud of. My sincere thanks to all of you who have stopped by to read or have offered support here or on Twitter. I love the SQL Server community! This year I decided to take the plunge and submit my session on backups & recovery for the PASS Summit. Here's the abstract: Baby got Backup (and Restore): an In-depth Look BACKUP and RESTORE are the most important commands for DBAs, and you…
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I was at the PASS Summit

Alright, the title of this post is a big fat lie. I would have given my left join to experience the PASS Summit firsthand in Seattle, but it wasn't meant to be this year. Luckily thanks to the magic of teh internetz, I was able to feel like I was there. I'd like to thank two groups of people for making this possible: First of all, a big thank you to everyone at PASS that was responsible for streaming the keynotes and women in tech lunch for everyone to see. I know it took a lot of people to make…
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