PASS – Last Day

The last day of PASS is here. It’s been a hectic week.

I spend the morning attending the MVP sessions. As such, I can’t say much about them. All I can say is that there’s some really exciting stuff coming in the next couple of years.

The presentation this afternoon went well, much better than I expected. Even though a couple of demos didn’t quite work. I noticed afterwards that one of the things I was demonstrating the optimiser couldn’t do, it can in SQL 2008. Oops. I’ll fix the demos before I upload them. I should get them up within a week.

The last session’s another case of how not to do things. Backups, security, encryption, database design, naming conventions, data types, stored procs. Why bother? πŸ™‚ The audience was more involved than I would have expected at than I would have expected late on the Friday.

All done for another year. it’s been awesome. I have a few days to play tourist before going home.


  1. Jack D Corbett

    According to Grant Fritchey your presentation was the best session of the Summit. Congratulations!

  2. Gail

    I think he’s biased. πŸ˜‰

    For best presentation I’d have to choose between Paul Randal’s corruption survival (complete with horror stories) and Bob Ward’s debugging memory.

  3. Grant

    Well, duh, yes, I’m biased. It was the best. Nice job and congrats.

  4. Gail


  5. Jose

    Is there any possibility of you posting your presentation. I an really interested in this subject.


    Joe O’Brien

  6. Gail

    I want to check with the PASS guys first. I doubt there will be a problem.

    I need to post the demos as well. I’ll get to it this weekend.


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