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Announcing PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC, Oct. 15-18

After 5 years in Seattle, PASS Summit is traveling to Charlotte, NC, in 2013 to bring the world’s largest SQL Server and business intelligence conference closer to database pros who may not have been able to attend in the past.

PASS Summit 2013 will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center, in the heart of the Queen City, Oct. 15-18, 2013, with two days of Pre-Conference Sessions beginning Oct. 14. Early registration opened today with a 3-day Full Summit rate of $1,095 and a special $100 alumni discount, both good until Jan. 4, 2013.

“We’re excited about bringing the PASS Summit experience closer to DBAs, developers, BI architects, and IT pros who haven’t been able to travel to Seattle,” noted PASS Vice President, Marketing, Thomas LaRock. “And we’re also excited to experience the beautiful city of Charlotte in what will be a jam-packed week of learning and connecting with community members from around the world.”

To learn more about PASS Summit 2013 and to register, see www.sqlpass.org/summit/2013.

24 Hours of PASS

In addition, PASS is rounding out 2012 with two 24 Hours of PASS virtual events, extending its reach to the Portuguese and Spanish SQL Server communities. Both events will feature 24 free, live, back-to-back technical webcasts. The Portuguese event takes place Nov. 26-27, with the Spanish edition on Dec. 5-6. For details, see http://www.sqlpass.org/Events/24HoursofPASS.aspx.

PASS Business Analytics Conference

Yesterday, PASS also announced the PASS Business Analytics (BA) Conference, a new event supporting business intelligence and analytics professionals using Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint, SQL Server, and Windows Azure.

Over 1,200 business analysts, data scientists, line-of-business managers, and IT pros are expected to take part in the inaugural PASS BA Conference at the Chicago Hotel and Towers, April 10-12, 2013, for real-world insights, prescriptive guidance, best practices, and strategic vision for analyzing, managing, and sharing business information and insights through Microsoft’s collaborative BA platform.

Registration for the PASS BA Conference is also open now, with the $1,095 early-bird rate available until December 7, 2012. For more information and to register, visit http://www.passbaconference.com.

About PASS

PASS is an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the global Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence community. From local user groups and virtual chapters to webcasts and the annual PASS Summit, 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. For more information, visit the PASS Web site at http://www.sqlpass.org.

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