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  • Blog Post: Seamless insights on structured and unstructured data with SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse

    In the fast evolving new world of Big Data, you are being asked to answer a new set of questions that require immediate responses on data that has changed in volume, variety, complexity and velocity. A modern data platform must be able to answer these new questions without costing IT millions of dollars...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014: Pushing the Boundaries of In-Memory Performance

    This morning, during my keynote at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2013, I discussed how customers are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for businesses today using the advanced technologies in our data platform. It was my pleasure to announce the second Community...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Data Warehousing – The Fastest Time To Value

    In the past, deploying a data warehouse has been a costly affair. IT departments required expertise to procure and build state-of-the-art hardware servers (that are optimally balanced from a CPU, storage and I/O perspective) as well as install software that is tuned for optimal performance. Prior to...
  • Blog Post: Tune in to TechNet Radio for the Inside Scoop on PASS Summit 2013

    PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC is right around the corner, and we’re getting geared up for this great event!  Tune in to this week’s TechNet Radio special below to listen to Jennifer Moser, Lara Rubbelke, Chuck Heinzelman and SQL RockStar , Thomas LaRock talk about what to expect this year at...
  • Blog Post: Register Before September 16th to Save on the Summit

    PASS Summit 2013 is quickly approaching.  The conference will take place October 15 – 18 th in Charlotte, NC – that’s just five weeks until the world's largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals! If you haven’t already registered, you will...
  • Blog Post: Drum Roll Please! Announcing the Winner of the 2013 Tweet for the Summit Challenge!

    Here we are -- another week closer to the SQL Server event of the year, PASS Summit, and the buzz continues to grow! Last week, we had the opportunity to share the excitement of the Summit with you in our Tweet for the Summit Challenge , in which we asked: Answer in RHYME + tell us why a trip to #SQLPASS...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Guess What’s Back? Tweet for a Ticket to PASS Summit 2012

    For SQL Server professionals and enthusiasts alike, the place to be next month is PASS Summit 2012 . It all happens November 6 through 9 in Seattle, WA, where you will learn from top industry experts, network and connect with fellow SQL professionals, and return home with the training and tips you need...
  • Blog Post: Do we have the tools we need to navigate the New World of Data?

    Last October at the PASS Summit we began discussing our strategy and product roadmap for Big Data including embracing Hadoop as part of our data platform and providing insights to all users on any data. This week at the Strata Conference , we will talk about the progress we have been making with Hortonworks...
  • Blog Post: Next Up! Talk Time with PASS Program Director Adam Jorgensen

    This week, we had the opportunity to have a quick chat with Adam Jorgensen, Director of PASS Programs, about the upcoming event in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Adam first joined the PASS Board in 2012, and he is a SQL Server MVP as well as the President of Pragmatic Works consulting. He has been...
  • Blog Post: 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 win a...
  • Blog Post: Let’s Talk PASS Summit with Microsoft’s Conor Cunningham

    As you know, the SQL Server event of the year, PASS Summit , is coming to Charlotte, North Carolina this October.  The event promises a range of top notch training and networking opportunities that are designed to take your SQL Server skills to the next level. In today’s post, we are excited to...