24HOP & SQLRally News

24 Hours of PASS

The Spring 2012 SQLPASS 24 hours of PASS event is a WHOLE DAY {Yes 24 hours’ worth} of SQL session exploding right onto computer screen’s near you

When: 21st March 2012 - 1 session every hour on the hour for a full 24 hours


The full agenda contains all the exciting details for each of the sessions & the speakers delivering the session

But just in case, the ones you can't make it too on the day, you can watch them at a later time


But you'll be attending mine LIVE of course {and don’t shake your head, nod instead}

Session 12 @ 11:00 GMT Neil Hambly  "SQL Server 2012 Memory Management"


I do feel very fortunate & honored to have been selected to present my session @ this great event

I’ll also try to stay awake and watch as many as I can during the day and night



Registration Opens for 24 Hours of PASS, Featuring Closed Captioning in 15 Languages

Top SQL Server & BI Experts to Deliver 24 Free Back-to-Back Webcasts Focusing on SQL Server 2012

CHICAGO, IL – February 16, 2012 – Catch up on your sleep while you can. The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is bringing an exceptional lineup of SQL Server and business intelligence (BI) experts directly to your computer March 21 for the free, nonstop

Registration opened today for the series of 24 live, back-to-back webcasts, which for the first time will feature live closed captioning in 15 languages.

No matter where you are in the world, you’ll gain access to best practices and expert tips delivered directly to your computer by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable and top-rated speakers, including MVPs and community and Microsoft experts from around the world.

“Thanks to Rob Farley and his 24 Hours of PASS team, we have an excellent speaker lineup and a rich mix of sessions that deliver deep SQL Server 2012 guidance as well as core SQL Server, BI, and professional development information that’s valuable no matter what release you’re on,” said PASS Vice President of Marketing Thomas LaRock.

“We are also thrilled to offer closed captioning for our global community as part of the IBTalk platform. The unique format of 24 Hours of PASS is about bringing database professionals together around the world, and I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about SQL Server to attend as many sessions as possible.”

In addition to extensive coverage of SQL Server 2012, the event presentations will explore Integration Services, PowerShell, performance tuning, data warehousing, data mining, high availability, T-SQL, cloud computing, and more. Each session will also feature a live Q&A segment.

Co-sponsored by Microsoft and SQL Sentry, the webcasts begin at 00:00 GMT on March 21 (8pm ET on March 20 in the US). To determine what time each session will air in your region, see our time zone guide. The sessions you sign up for will automatically be added to your Outlook calendar at the correct time for your time zone.

Learn more about 24 Hours of PASS: SQL Server 2012 at http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/spring2012/

and register today for your favorite sessions.

About PASS
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community.

From local user groups and virtual chapters to Webcasts and the annual PASS Summit—the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world—PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. The PASS mission is to empower the global SQL Server community to connect, share, and learn.

For more information about PASS and the benefits of its free membership, visit the PASS Web site at http://www.sqlpass.org.

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SQL RALLY 2012 (Dallas)

The normal session selections are just about to be announced (think this is happening in the next day or 2) I'm hoping to be one of them ......... fingers crossed – Stay tuned folks for news on those sessions

****** NEWS FLASH 17-02-2012 ******

Results are in and <Drum roll>  YES one of my submissions has been accepted for SQL Rally it is the most popular one I have @ the moment

Sesison is named "Compression - Define your Strategy"

I'm presenting this popular Compression Session @ 3 events on 3 consecutive Saturday's during March 

1. SQL Saturday #115 {Lisbon, Portugal} on 17th March + Portugal's Technical Launch SQL SERVER 2012

2. SQL Saturday #105 {Dublin, Ireland} on 24th March    + Ireland's Technical Launch SQL SERVER 2012

3. SQLBits X (10) {London, UK} on 31st March                + United Kingdom's Technical Launch SQL SERVER 2012

Also not forgetting my 24HOP session @ 11:00 GMT on 21st March http://www.sqlpass.org/24hours/spring2012/SessionsbySchedule/SessionDetails.aspx?sid=2582

I must like doing thing's in 3 as I've 3 Pre-Cons I'm attending @ these above events & 3 SQL exams between now and end of March !


P.S Community voting for some specially selected SQL RALLY session's opens today and until Friday 24th Feb 1PM PST ...Please take a few minutes to cast your votes 

 ****** NEWS FLASH 17-02-2012 ******


I was indeed fortunate & extremely pleased that my Pre-Con submission for SQL Rally was chosen for inclusion in the community voting round, and sadly even though it didn't manage to finally secure a TOP 2 spot, those went to 2 VERY deserving winner submission's

(Congrats to the winners these look like they will be really awesome pre-cons to attend)

Demystifying Database Administration Best Practices
Database Administration (DBA)
Argenis Fernandez (Coinstar), Robert Davis (Microsoft Corp.)

How to be a DBA - A Utility Belt of tools
Database Administration (DBA)
Tjay Belt (Imagine Learning), Chris Shaw (AMS)

I'm going to this event , maybe will see you there and will enjoy soaking up all the great SQL knowledge and community vibe as well as catching up with my #sqlfamily friends

Who knows I might have even had found time to try my hand @ MCM Exam & Lab before the conference

I have some scheduled pre-requisite exams later in Feb & March {Wish me luck}


Published Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:59 AM by NeilHambly


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