Show Off Your SQL Server Spirit With Community Badges

Being part of the SQL Server community is a fantastic thing! Not only do you have the technical support of a global community, but you also have the strength the SQL Server community behind you offline as well! We know the power of the community – we’ve seen the #SQLFamily reach out to each other… Read more

Countdown to PASS Summit Series: Make it Happen at The Summit

It’s closer and closer we get to the official start of PASS Summit 2012, and our celebratory countdown continues! Today, we have more advice for you on what you need to get out of PASS Summit from SQL Server community members Rob Farley and John Sansom.  FEATURED MVP ROB FARLEY Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions, a… Read more

Countdown to PASS Summit Series: A Network of Experience & More to Bring Home

We can feel the excitement building as the Summit approaches! Here today, to help us with the final countdown and to get you ready for the rewarding week ahead are two of our SQL Server MVPs, Chris Shaw and Steve Novoselac, to share some wise words on what you can expect to get out of… 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

PASS Summit MVP Guest Series: Bringing Home the Knowledge

PASS Summit 2012 is heading our way, and there is much to get excited about! Here is your chance to get a first-hand look at what PASS Summit is all about in this special series of guest posts from some of our industry experts and SQL Server MVPs. Louis Davidson has been a Microsoft MVP… Read more

PASS Summit MVP Guest Series: What’s Your Hook?

With PASS Summit 2012 on the horizon, we here at Microsoft are getting amped for all the great things in store for the SQL Server community at this world-renowned conference! There are, in fact, so many things to get excited about that it’s difficult to name just a few. And so, we’ve enlisted the help… Read more

Thanks for the Tweets! Congrats to the #Winner of the Tweet Challenge!

Way to wow us with your tweets, SQL Server community! It was a tough call for us, but after checking out all the great responses to the Tweet for a Ticket to PASS Summit 2012 Challenge, we finally settled on a winner – congratulations to @GarethSwan, who told us that “Winning a ticket to PASS… Read more

Denny Cherry Guest Post: Get Ready for PASS Summit 2012

Guest Blog Post by: Denny Cherry, MVP and Independent Consultant (www.mrdenny.com | blog.mrdenny.com) The SQL PASS Summit, being held in Seattle Washington this year, is the premier conference for SQL Server professionals.  Attending the SQL PASS conference is a bit of a different experience than attending other conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, Build, Connections, etc…. Read more

Microsoft TechEd turns 20 with the SQL Server Team on hand to celebrate!

It has been 20 years since Microsoft started TechEd to provide hands on training from Microsoft experts across current and soon-to-release products, solutions and services. The event has grown to become Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Pros and Developers, and to mark our 20th year we are really excited to be presenting an awesome… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Credible, Consistent Data

We’ve crossed the halfway point in The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series and would be delighted to get your feedback on the series as well as The Fantastic 12 of #SQL2012 Twitter Contest. Please share your feedback in the comments section below or send us messages on either Facebook or Twitter…. Read more