Have you pre-registered for Microsoft Ignite 2016? Here are four reasons to do it now.

Microsoft Ignite is all about getting knowledge direct from the source—everything from industry leaders talking about what’s next, to in-person Q&As with the people who built the tools you use every day. So what better way to introduce the 2016 conference than with insights directly from product experts—Julia White, Jeffrey Snover, and Mark Russinovich—sharing their… Read more

Get the latest on SQL Server at Microsoft Ignite 2016. Pre-register now for the lowest price.

In September 2016, Microsoft Ignite is headed to Atlanta, Georgia. Pre-register now and get ready for — 1,000+ hours of content, 700+ sessions, and a multitude of networking opportunities Insights and roadmaps from industry leaders Deep dives and live demos on the products you use every day Direct access to product experts Interactive digital labs… Read more

Register Now: Your Local Big Data Hackathon

Updated June 26, 2015 This is your opportunity to put your data skills to use for a good cause! Come along and meet other data pros as you use big data technologies to solve real-world problems, make a difference in your community, and learn about Microsoft’s big data technologies and cloud services. The Hackathons offer the chance… Read more

PASS Summit: Networking, Onsite Activities & SQL Family

Just one week from now, PASS Summit will bring together the #SQLFamily in Seattle for the best week of SQL Server and BI learning and networking on the calendar, Nov. 4-7. With a record 200+ technical sessions across 3 jam-packed days of connecting and sharing with 5,000 fellow SQL Server professionals from around the world,… Read more

Microsoft sessions at PASS Summit 2014

Got SQL Server 2005 running on Windows Server 2003?  We have fantastic pre-con and general sessions to help you plan your upgrade and migration strategies. Interested in the new Azure data services like Azure DocumentDB, Azure ML, and Azure Search?  We have awesome people lined up to give you all the details. Want know the… Read more

PASS Summit 2014 – Don’t miss the largest conference for SQL Server Professionals

Do you have the “Data Gene”?  Preparations for PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle, Washington are well underway.  We are very excited to have this year’s event back in Seattle and look forward to bringing you some great sessions and activities throughout the event.     Tune in to this week’s TechNet Radio special to listen to… Read more

Introducing the AzureCAT PPI Theater at PASS BA

The AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team) is returning to the world of PASS and joining all of you Data lovin’ folks at the PASS BA conference this week in sunny San Jose!  For those you that aren’t familiar with AzureCAT, we are a Microsoft organization in the Cloud and Enterprise division that spends 100% of our… 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

The data platform for a new era

Earlier today, Microsoft hosted a customer event in San Francisco where I joined CEO Satya Nadella and COO Kevin Turner to share our perspective on the role of data in business. Satya outlined his vision of a platform built for an era of ambient intelligence. He also stressed the importance of a “data culture” that encourages… Read more

Tune in tomorrow and accelerate your insights

Tomorrow’s the day! Tune in to hear from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and Data Platform Group CVP Quentin Clark about Microsoft’s approach to data, and how the latest advancements in technology can help you transform data into action. Mark your calendar RSVP on Facebook Who should watch? Join us tomorrow morning at… Read more