I am at PASS Summit 2011 and on day 1 of the Summit, at the Keynote presentation, Ted Kummert (Sr. VP, Business Platform Division, Microsoft Corporation), has made an official announcement about the next version of SQL Server. SQL Server 2012, which is slated to be released in the first half of 2012.
For more information on the events at the PASS Summit 2011, visit the official PASS page here… http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/
– Bru Medishetty
I reached Seattle on Sunday afternoon, a day before PASS Summit 2011 Pre-Conference kick starts.This is my first visit to PASS Summit and I was all excited. Here you can see a pic taken from my mobile as soon as I entered the convention center.
I went straight to the registration booth and got my registration kit, which includes a Official PASS Summit badge, brochures from various participating sponsors / vendors, booklet containing event details and last but not the least, PASS Summit 2011 Backpack. I went to breakfast along with few friends whom I have made while we were at the lobby. I could meet few fellow SQL Server DBA’s, Developers, SQL Server Users from various parts of the world ( from Belgium, Lebanon, China, New Zealand) apart from those coming from other parts of US.
Then I went to the Pre-Conference Seminar Secrets of the SQLOS by Maciej Pilecki (http://twitter.com/#!/DrHouseOfSQL)
The Session was very interesting and had a lot of things to learn. After the session was completed, I could catch up with Maciej and discussed some of my doubts and could grab a pic with him..
Later, I was off to my hotel and wrote some notes on what I had learned in today’s session.
– Bru Medishetty
PASS European Conference is taking place this week, between April 21-23 at Neuss, Germany. This conference is one of the largest gathering of top Microsoft Experts, MVPs, BI Experts taking part in this 3 day conference. What makes this conference more special is, Microsoft is conducting a full-day Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Event on April 21 followed by PASS European Conference on 22nd and 23rd April. There are more than 45 Technical Sessions on SQL Server and Microsoft BI from the subject experts.
I am not going for the event (though I really wanted to attend), I would following the events happening thru SQLPASS website, twitter and other social networking channels. For those readers who do not want to really miss this opportunity, it is not too late (may be if you are outside Europe). Register for the conference here http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/eu2010/Registration.aspx