Tag Archives: SQLPass

Well Meaning Isn’t Enough

Your company’s data is pretty darn important. Your ability to interact with and glean insights from this data is key to your business in just about every industry. Whether that data is patient care records, the “recipe” for the MES processes manufacturing your drug, your customer list or sales trends this holds true. You probably […]

PASS Ponderings Part newsequentialid()

Everybody else is doing it and I’ve never been shy to share my thoughts on the organization I enjoy being a part of (PASS is not the SQL Community, What Should PASS be and Do?, If Pass Closed its Doors…) And my motive is typically a constructive one. I actually really am PASSionate about PASS. […]

I’m Thankful For: A Vibrant Technology Community

I’m a SQL Server Blogger – how could a week of Thanksgiving posts go by without at least one about this thing that is the SQL Server Community? To recap – I’m doing a series of posts this week on things I’m thankful for – one each weekday. This has looked like: Perspective – Why […]

PASS Summit Preferences

I just received an e-mail from SQL PASS. This year they are taking some community input into the session selection process apparently. Anyone who is a free member of PASS can vote on session preferences here. I like this idea and think this along with the speaker review process (I am a member of that […]

What Should PASS Be and Do?

Alright. So my last post (PASS Is Not The SQL Community) generated some interesting feedback so far and it was posted later on a Friday. I am sure there will be some more generated. In the meantime I wanted to put up a quick post with a disclaimer and something more constructive. Disclaimer I think […]

Community, Community, Community!

Picture Steve Ballmer doing his “Developers” moment of keynote insanity. (yes the link is to a google property.. Don’t ask me what hardware I’m writing this post on… but the software is Windows at least). Replace it with Community. That’s what makes SQL Server different than a lot of other technology areas. I was selected […]

People pay to listen to speakers…

So it is just about time to leave for the SQLPASS Summit and I wanted to air a couple pet peeves that I sometimes see at such events as an audience member. The pet peeves center around the fact above. Yes, I enjoy the networking, chance to help give back through volunteering, interaction with vendors […]