Excitement for the 2010 PASS Summit is building on the SQL Server Team as we prepare for big announcements, upwards of 50 Microsoft-led sessions and seeing our fellow SQL peers at the event. In our opinion, this annual gathering is one of the best ways for professionals to meet others in the industry and learn about Microsoft’s Information Platform Vision, including SQL Server, Mission Critical, Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing best practices.  If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time to go to www.sqlpass.org/na2010 and sign-up for the conference, set for Nov. 8-11 in Seattle, WA.

Microsoft will have an area in the exhibit hall dedicated just to customer issues, where anyone can come in, sit down, and start talking with Microsoft developers, support engineers and architects about the issues they’re having or things they’d like to implement. As a reminder, bringing documentation of your problems helps make it easier to get detailed answers: the DBA onsite will scribble down your feedback and troubleshoot solutions in real time.

You can join in the 2010 PASS Summit conversation via the Twitter hashtag #sqlpass, and follow us at http://twitter.com/MS_SQL_Server for more information.