#SQLHaikusweeps – We have a winner!

Thank you for participating in our Twitter sweepstakes. As always, the creativity of our community never fails to amaze.  Congratulations to @dragonfurther for the winning haiku.   Notable mentions include entries from @John_Deardurff and @sdevanny       We look forward to seeing everyone at PASS Summit 2014.  Can’t make it in person?  Don’t miss… Read more

2014 PASS Summit Haiku Contest Rules

Contest time! Need a pass to PASS Summit? Tell us why with 140 characters in the form of a HAIKU. Contest starts Friday October 3, 2014. Read the official rules below.   COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES: These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft “Why I should win a pass to… Read more

The Microsoft Infinity Room Photo Contest Has a Winner!

Congratulations to Edgar Rivera, whose Microsoft Infinity Room photo won the #InsightsAwait Photo Sweepstakes. “I never thought that stepping into some data visualization could be this cool,” Edgar tweeted. You can see his photo here. Visitors to the Microsoft Infinity Room were invited to capture their experiences and tag their photos on Twitter or Instagram with the… Read more

Join the 2014 24 Hours of PASS Business Analytics Challenge and You Could Win a Free Ticket!

Calling all data junkies and business analysts! Play along with @SQLServer on Twitter, February 5th during the 24 Hours of PASS, Business Analytics Edition for your chance to win a cool Microsoft T-shirt and a ticket to the 2014 PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA! Beginning at 8 am PT on February 5th,… Read more

Tweet for the Summit! Enter to Win a Ticket to PASS Summit 2013!

We’re just a few short weeks away from PASS Summit 2013, and the excitement is building! We’re getting our bags packed and ready to go, and we hope that you are too. However, if you haven’t made your plans just yet, listen up because we’re hosting a Tweet for the Summit Challenge, where you can… Read more

Enter Our Daily Sweepstakes to Celebrate the Anniversary of SQL Server 2012!

This month, we are celebrating the one year anniversary of SQL Server 2012, and we’d like to give a little shout out to our community to say, “Happy anniversary!” We can hardly believe that it was just one year ago that SQL Server 2012 was released to manufacturing. When we take a look back at… Read more

Look Who’s Spending Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

The SQL Server community continues to wow us with your ways! Last week during the “Spend Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference” Challenge, we received an enormous number of great responses to our challenge question, “Tell us how a trip to #passbac would help you with your work?” What can we say, except… Read more

Spend Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference 2013: Tweet for a Chance to Win a Ticket!

The world of data is changing at a rapid pace, and you can prepare yourself to tackle the challenges by attending the first annual PASS Business Analytics Conference (PASS BAC), to be held April 10-12, 2013 in Chicago, IL. At PASS BAC, you will immerse yourself in the world of data-driven insights with over 60… Read more

Create Our New Year’s Greeting & Win a SQL Server Swag Set

Enter the New Year Cover Photo Challenge and help us ring in 2013 with a ‘Happy New Year’ themed message to the SQL Server community! Submit an image or photo of your own design that we can use as our SQL Server Facebook page cover photo in January, and if your entry is selected as… Read more

Watch to Win on November 28th! Enter the ‘Big Data Webcast’ Challenge

Mark your calendars for November 28th to get an inside track on how to make smarter business decisions. Join us for the new webcast “Driving Smarter Decisions with Microsoft Big Data”, presented by Mike Flasko, Principle Program Manager at Microsoft and IDG Enterprise.  Watch the webcast at www.CIO.com on November 28th and you can earn… Read more