We are only 6 days away from PASS Summit 2016 (@sqlpass) which kicks off next Wednesday,
October 26th, in Seattle. SQL PASS Summit (#summit16, #sqlpass) is the world's largest and
most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server (@SQLServer) and BI
professionals. But more than that, it’s a conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server
community for the SQL Server community (#sqlfamily). It has the most technical sessions, the
largest number of attendees, the best networking, and the highest-rated sessions and speakers
of any SQL Server event in the world. If you are in the Seattle area and would like to attend the
Summit, you still have time to register to attend. If you cannot make it, the event will be livestreamed just like last year.
I'm in the keynote!
I'm blessed and honoured to announce that I have a spot in the keynote. I can't tell you what's happening because it's a surprise. When I've told people so far what I'm doing, the reaction I've had so far has been a slight pause, a jaw drop... and then peals of laughter! The technical message will definitely be there, too, and it will be relevant to customers and you'll learn some extremely interesting things!
Have a technical challenge? Come to SQL Clinic
Microsoft have also added a new type of session called a Chalk Talk. These are Level 500 sessions with Microsoft senior program management hosting open Q&A in a collegiate style setting. Seating is limited to 50 so you’ll want to get there early to claim your spot.
In addition to these enhancements, Microsoft has also increased investment in sending employees onsite to talk with attendees. They’ll be easy to spot – all 500 Microsoftees will be wearing bright fuchsia t-shirts. You can find them in big numbers the Day 1 keynote, Microsoft booth, SQL Clinic, Wednesday’s Birds of a Feather luncheon, Thursday’s WIT luncheon, and of course in our big booth in the Expo Hall.
SQL Clinic is the place to be. SQL Clinic is the hub of technical experts from SQLCAT, Tiger Team, CSS, and others. Whether you are looking for SQL Server deployment support, have a troublesome technical issue, or developing an application the experts at SQL Clinic will have the right advice for you.