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I’m a Microsoft MVP!

I’m a Microsoft MVP!

The Friday before I left for PASS Summit, I was shocked and surprised to find out that I had been presented the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for Data Platform. My shock was genuine, as this was just about the last thing I was expecting. And then the congratulations and other kind words started rolling in from tons of #sqlfamily and other corners of the internet. My Twitter and Facebook exploded. I didn't get very much done that day. PASS Summit was also an even more incredible experience than usual as I had so many people congratulating me in…
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I’m Presenting at PASS Summit 2019!

I’m Presenting at PASS Summit 2019!

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 eighth PASS Summit as an attendee and my seventh 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: Session My session this year is on…
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Microsoft Focus Groups at PASS Summit 2019!

Microsoft Focus Groups at PASS Summit 2019!

This year, Microsoft is conducting focus groups at PASS Summit. Attendees will be able to meet with members of various product teams and either provide feedback on existing features or learn the roadmap for where different facets of a product are headed. Focus groups will be taking place throughout the day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Rie Irish (@IrishSQL) has posted a full schedule on her blog, with registration links for each. (Separate registration via EventBrite is required.) I'm really looking forward to this unique opportunity to provide feedback to product teams. I hope to see you there as well!
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