Monday, November 9, 2009

Didn’t attend SQL PASS? Twitter was the next best thing.

I didn’t attend the 2009 SQL PASS Summit in Seattle  but I am following a bunch of people on Twitter who did.

There tweeting and twitpics were the next best thing. 

The Twitter feed was like a stock ticker that kept me current on what was happening at SQL PASS.

What did I learn via Twitter regarding SQL PASS?

I should get the conference DVDs.

The webcast "Simplify SQL Server Management with DMVs - the Experts' Perspective"  was hilarious.  I attended.  Buck Woody’s reign of humor continued throughout the week.

Louis Davidson (@drsql) loves sys.dm_io_virtual_stats.

I learned a simple query to find all the DMVs on a server from Buck Woody.

I can hover over the columns in Activity Monitor and see what DMV they are from.

Tom LaRock said "You don’t just get me, you get my network."  A great way to justify SQL PASS attendance to a manager.

The Quest Twitter T-shirts were great. 

Never ever walk out of a Buck Woody presentation.

Never bring a MacBook into a room with Buck Woody.

The keynote speeches will be on the DVDs.

One demo had a 192 CPU machine on stage. Wow.

Tweets to the SQL tweeps’ blogs further detailing their experiences.

Go to SQLServerPedia.com for a list of SQL Tweeple or check out my Follow list @RonDBA.

Next year's PASS Summit will be in Seattle from November 8th - 11th, 2010.  $995 rate if you register soon.

Thanks to all the SQL Tweeps for your coverage of SQL PASS last week!.