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The First Week of 2021 – PASS Demise

In my first blog post of 2021, I want to talk about the demise of PASS. Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) will seize operation on January 15th, 2021, due to the financial shortfall caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. PASS has had an important role in my professional journey as a Database Administrator. It provided me and plenty of others a platform to learn, improve our skills, and broaden our network. Through PASS, I...

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The Future of PASS

2020 has been a tough year for PASS. It’s primary fund raiser – the PASS Summit – was converted to a virtual event that attracted fewer attendees and far less revenue than the in-person version. Going into the event they were projecting a budget shortfall of $1.5 million for the fiscal year ending in June of 2021 and that’s after some cost cutting. My guess is that the net revenue from the Summit will be less than projected in...