PASS Summit Unite 2009 – the premier event for SQL Server professionals – will be held in Seattle from November 2 to November 5. It is the largest and the most intensive Microsoft SQL Server conference in the world organized by SQL Server users for SQL Server users. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of PASS Community Summit, making the event even more special. Every year, this event sees a huge number of attendees, as apart from high quality technical sessions it provides unparalleled access to the Microsoft SQL Server development, SQL CAT, and Customer Service and Support teams.
PASS Summit is an ideal conference for people who want to expand their knowledge. Here, sessions are available for all levels of users, from novices to experts. Specialized sessions are organized for SQL Server users who manage and support SQL Server data platforms; design, architect, and implement database solutions; architect and develop SQL Server applications; and architect, develop, and administer business intelligence solutions. So, if you are a database administrator, application developer, business intelligence and IT professional or consultant you will benefit with the latest and comprehensive SQL Server knowledge available through highest-rated technical sessions and speakers. At PASS Summit, you can choose to become a volunteer, Summit Ambassador, or even a Speaker!
Why you should attend PASS Summit
There is not one or two but a number of reasons why you must be a part of PASS Summit. First, it is a good platform to learn the latest skills and strategies through over 160 expert-led technical sessions as well as pre/post-conference sessions, which will include every aspect of SQL Server. Here, you can sharpen your skills and stay up to date with the latest SQL Server topics and technologies. This knowledge will help you optimize SQL Server. It will also let you stay ahead of the curve as you will be among the first to learn about the latest advances, roadmaps, and plans for Microsoft SQL Server.
You will get to learn SQL Server best practices from thousands of SQL Server MVPs, Microsoft team members, authors, experts, and peers who will attend the event. You can even equip yourself with the strategies and skills to improve the ROI of your SQL Server environment such as virtualization technologies, performance tuning and scaling, better hardware utilization, simplified management, need for better business intelligences, to name a few. Further, you can take advantage of the group discount and enhance the knowledge and skills of the entire team; you can send 5 employees and save.
The three-day event will be marked by a lot of learning, sharing, and networking, which will help you grow both your knowledge and contacts. PASS Summit provides you a golden opportunity to build your network as well as identify and meet potential customers or employees. If you are a consultant, vendor, and are looking for better career opportunities, PASS Summit is the perfect platform to meet and show your skills to your potential new customers and employers. And if you are already employed at an organization, here you can get in touch with top-class SQL Server experts who can help you with any future needs. Moreover, breakfasts, lunches, and evening receptions, which are included with registration, are meant to provide more and more networking opportunities.
Apart from gaining knowledge and networking PASS Summit is a good platform to solve high-priority, mission-critical SQL Server issues through Microsoft “Ask the Experts” Lounge and the CSS First Aid Station where you can have direct access to Microsoft developers, service and support, and MVPs.
At PASS Summit, you will not just gain new ideas but will also be inspired from top professionals and experts. Learning new things about SQL Server, interacting with different kinds of professionals, and sharing issues and solutions will improve your understanding and turn you into a better SQL Server professional who can leverage and optimize SQL Server to improve business.
You can find the details of the sessions here:
- PASS Summit 2009 Agenda
- Agenda at a glance
- Pre/Post Conference Sessions
- Spotlight Sessions
- Program Sessions
And last and final reason why you should visit PASS – I will be there. Let us meet and talk SQL.
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)