Upcoming SQL PASS Summit 2011 and Microsoft SQL Azure

The Professional Association for SQL Server will hold the PASS Summit 2011 from Oct 11-14 in Seattle, Washington. Are you attending? There are many reasons why you should be, including dozens of sessions with Windows Azure Platform content and keynotes by Microsoft leaders highlighting new technologies. PASS Summit is the largest SQL Server and BI conference in the world, planned and presented by the SQL Server community, for the SQL Server community. If you are attending the event, you can visit this web page and learn about many of the sessions that should be of interest to Windows Azure platform developers.  In addition to the numerous sessions on Microsoft SQL Azure, the upcoming release of SQL Server “Denali” will also be a key focus of the event. If you can’t attend in person, the keynotes will be made available in streaming format—so you can follow them as well as news for the event at http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/.

Event Keynotes

  • Wednesday, October 12th  : 8:15 AM PST
    Ted Kummert
    Senior Vice President, Business Platform Division
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Thursday, October 13th  : 8:15 AM PST
    Quentin Clark
    Corporate Vice President, SQL Server Database Systems Group
    Microsoft Corporation

  • Friday, October 14th: 8:15 AM PST
    David J. DeWitt
    Technical Fellow, Data and Storage Platform Division
    Microsoft Corporation

In all, there will be over 170 sessions at the event, as well as Kiosks and ExpertPods where you can meet and interact with technical experts from both Microsoft and the SQL Server community.  While there is a dedicated SQL Azure track, SQL Azure will also be a key component of many of the core SQL Server sessions in the BI and Development tracks as well. 

So we invite you to learn from the top industry experts in the world about best practices, effective troubleshooting, how to prevent issues, save money, and build a better SQL Server environment for your company or clients. We hope to see you there!

Follow PASS Summit on Twitter
You can post and follow PASS Summit news on Twitter using #sqlpass . We will be tweeting about PASS Summit from @WindowsAzure as usual.