PASS Summit 2013

Not much news came out of the PASS Summit 2013 from last week, but boy did I have a blast!  I met over 100 people who were presenters or bloggers (I counted).  I made an effort to find them as I wondered around the halls.  I also had a lot of people come up to me while I was standing around, which was great.

Here are those few items that were announced during the week:

  • 3,533 delegates and 1,726 pre-conference registrations across 52 countries for a total of 5,259 registrations.  That was about a 7% drop from the last summit
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 was released
  • Announced was the ability to back up databases with compression and encryption to the Azure Cloud
  • PASS Summit 2014 will be held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle from Nov 4-7, with two days of Pre-Conference Sessions beginning Nov. 3, 2014
  • Announced a Fast Track Data Warehouse image for Windows Azure

More info:

PASS Summit 2013-Almost Final Thoughts

PASS Summit 2013-The Entire List of Posts

About James Serra

James currently works for Microsoft specializing in big data and data warehousing using the Analytics Platform System (APS), a Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) architecture. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer, specializing in the Microsoft BI stack. He is a SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience.
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