"We've done the impossible and that makes us mighty." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds, Firefly Pilot
I've only recently discovered PASS - the Professional Association for SQL Server.
This past week I attended 24 Hours of PASS, 24 x 1 hour free training sessions offered via Microsoft Live Meeting. They were split over 2 days, 12 hours each. Managed to attend a little over half of them and picked up some interesting tips.
Through following the #sqlpass hash tag on Twitter I also managed to find out about SQL Saturday #94 today in the southern suburbs of Salt Lake City.
So I thought to myself: "Self, it's free training, it's local, why not go?" - so I did.
Huge thanks need to go out to all the speakers but especially to:
Mitchell Bottel (blog | twitter) - Easily manage your servers with CMS and PMB
Christopher Shaw (blog | twitter) - Utility Database
Tjay Belt (blog | twitter) - Data File Sizes - How much is enough when you don't have a lot
Chad Crawford - Table Fission - An Introduction to Partition|ing
Martin Miller (blog | twitter) - Index Management
All were extremely useful sessions.
Pretty cool day overall.
Looking forward to the PASS Summit in Seattle in October!