PASS Summit 2011 – Day 3 Keynote

October 14, 2011
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This morning’s keynote was opened with a SQL-themed song (written by Rob Farley) performed by the dynamic duo, Rob Farley and Buck Woody. Here are links to videos: Keynote Intro with the performance (excluding lyrics) Keynote Intro with “I Should Have Looked the Other Way” Lyrics Thanks go also to Wayne Snyder (@SQLWayne) who, as immediate past […]


PASS Summit 2011 Day 2–Thursday Keynote

October 13, 2011

I will confess that of all the summits I’ve attended in previous years, I rarely attended keynotes and certainly did not attend two keynotes in a row. Yet here I am! It’s a privilege to join the fine cast of characters from the SQL Server community at the blogger’s table at the back of the […]


Let the PASS Summit 2011 Begin! Wednesday Keynote

October 12, 2011

Today is the first official day of the summit. After two days of preconference sessions and last night’s Welcome Reception, the time has finally arrived for the opening keynote of PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle. I’m in the rotating bloggers seating with a great view of center stage. The ballroom is filling up and lots […]


So Many Choices, but Only One of Me! PASS Summit 2011 Picks

September 23, 2011

It’s that time of year again when the anticipation of the upcoming PASS Summit begins to build. My first attempt at using the Summit Schedule Builder by selecting the various topics of interest to me resulted in extreme overbooking. Sigh… Now I really have to do some serious thinking about which sessions I want to […]


Back to the Future with MDX and PASS

September 9, 2011
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An interesting confluence of events this week takes me both back to the past as I ponder the future! What gives? Well, the recent release of Tomislav Piasevoli’s (blog|twitter) new book, MDX with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cookbook, reminded me of my first meeting with him at a PASS Summit event a […]