Are you going to SQL PASS Nov. 3rd- Nov. 5th?

Are you going to SQLPASS in Seattle on Nov 3rd-Nov 5th?   If you are going or even thinking about it, then read about how you can spend some quality time with the SQLCAT team.   We will be there with our famous ugly lime green shirts, so you won’t miss us.   The new exciting addition the SQLCAT will partake in this upcoming PASS is the SQL Server Clinic.   The SQL Server Clinic will be open every day during PASS starting after the keynote until 6:00pm.  In the SQL Server Clinic will be the powerful combination of the CSS SQL Server escalation team combined with the SQLCAT team.   The CSS SQL Server escalation team is the best in the world at troubleshooting SQL Server.  You can bring any problem, question or performance challenges and they will be there to assist you. The other half of the SQL Server Clinic will be the SQLCAT team.   We will have the vast knowledge of architecture, design and performance present to assist you.   You can bring your application specs and they will review the architecture and design with you.  You can bring your ideas and they will help you shape it into working system.   And yes, in case you are wondering, these amazing services will be free to all attendee(s) at PASS in order to help make your PASS the most impactful one yet


Along with the exciting new SQL Server Clinic,  the SQLCAT team will be delivering the following presentations at this year’s conference:




SQLCAT: Analysis Services Consolidation & Virtualization

Carl Rabeler

SQLCAT: A Preview of Gemini Best Practices

Denny Lee

SQLCAT: Customer Experiences Deploying Data Warehouse Solutions using the FastTrack Architecture

Stuart Ozer

SQLCAT: SharePoint on SQL Server – Implementation, Configuration and Tuning

Burzin Patel

SQLCAT: Addressing Security and Compliance Issues with SQL Server 2008

Denny Lee

SQLCAT/SQL Server Consolidation Series – Consolidation and virtualization best practices and recommendations

Lindsey Allen

SQLCAT: SQL Server Always On Series. Part 3: SQLCAT Customer Deployments, Best Practices & Panel Discussion

Prem Mehra

SQLCAT: Customer Experiences with Data Compression

Sanjay Mishra

SQLCAT: Designing High Performance I/O for SQL Server

Thomas Kejser

SQLCAT: Complex Event Processing Early Customer Experiences

Kun Cheng

SQLCAT: Analysis Services Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Carl Rabeler

SQLCAT: Tuning ETL and ELT

Thomas Kejser

SQLCAT: SQL Server Query Optimization and Processing

Juergen Thomas

SQLCAT: Madison Overview and Madison Technology Preview Results

Jesse Fountain

SQLCAT: SQL Service Broker: High Performance Distributed Applications in Real World Deployments

Michael Thomassy


The entire SQLCAT team will be there for the entire 3 days.  Stop anyone with a lime green shirt at any time and say hello, ask a question or just introduce yourself as we are there to meet and learn from you too.


I look forward to seeing you there.


Mark Souza

Director – SQL Server Team

SQL Server Customer Advisory Team