PASS Summit 2014: Inside the World’s Largest Gathering of SQL Server and BI Professionals

PASS VP of Marketing Denise McInerney – a SQL Server MVP and Data Engineer at Intuit – began her career as a SQL Server DBA in 1998 and attended her first PASS Summit in 2002. The SQL Server Team caught up with her ahead of this year’s event, returning to Seattle, WA, Nov. 4-7, to see… Read more

SQL Server 2014 Launch – A Community Affair

Guest blog post by: PASS President Thomas LaRock – a SQL Server MVP, MCM, and Head Geek at Solarwinds – is a seasoned IT professional with over a decade of technical and management experience. Author of DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA, he holds an MS degree in Mathematics from Washington State University and… Read more

PASS Summit MVP Guest Series: Inspiration for the Year Ahead

Each day “passes”, and it’s closer and closer we get to PASS Summit 2012. To build anticipation for this most inspiring event, we have yet another guest blog post from Jason Strate, an esteemed member of our SQL Server MVP community, to fill you in on what you can look forward to the most from… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Organizational Security and Compliance

Welcome to the third episode of the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, where we’re providing a unique look into some interesting stories and perspectives from members of the SQL Server Engineering Team as they developed SQL Server 2012. If you missed the previous episodes, be sure check out Episode 1 and… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: A Behind the Scenes View of Blazing Fast Performance

Last week we kicked off the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, the first episode covering SQL Server AlwaysOn was just the beginning of this unique 12-part look into the SQL Server Engineering Team. Download The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012 (PDF) to follow along with all the episodes and learn… Read more

Win New SQL Server T-Shirts by Following the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series

Prior to the launch of SQL Server 2012, we asked the SQL Family to vote for their favorite new SQL Server t-shirt based on six original designs. We counted all of your votes and printed the top four most popular designs that are shown below. Now it’s time to get the opportunity to win one!… Read more

Take the Journey into 2012 at SQL Server Connections (Mar 26-29)

SQL Server Connections is happening next week (March 26 – March 30) in Las Vegas and Microsoft is honored to be a Platinum Sponsor of the event. It will be an action packed week starting with the pre-con workshops on Sunday and Monday, with Shawn Bice’s Keynote on Monday evening. Tuesday is “Microsoft Day at… Read more

Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about… Read more

Guest Blog Post: How to Jumpstart Your Career as a DBA by Thomas LaRock

You are a SQL Server DBA, and I know what you are going through. You are frustrated at having to correct other people's work. You are tired from being woken at odd hours, or needed to work on weekends. And the better you get at your job, the more likely you cannot advance in your… Read more

Join us March 7, 2012 for the Virtual Launch of SQL Server 2012!

On March 7, 2012 we are hosting the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event (VLE), to share the latest on SQL Server 2012 and the evolution of the Microsoft data platform. Through our VLE, anyone, anywhere in the world can simply log in and be a part of this amazing experience – consuming content at… Read more