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PASS Summit 2013 – Keynote Live Blogging and Random Asides

8:04 am – First time at the bloggers table for me… I plan on just copying whatever the people around me are typing.  I really hope Tim Mitchell and Andy Warren write some funny stuff.

So far the big news was already released :) and that is that SQL 2014 CTP2 is available for download…. here.

8:07 am – More big news… Jes Borland is officially the bestest person in the world for bringing me some starbucky goodness.

and the natives are getting restless and finding ways to entertain themselves :)

signed

 8:15 – It’s go time (almost)

 8:16 – PASS gets the blogger tables network drops working….. much love!

8:20 – Bill Graziano takes the stage

8:27 – 700,000 technical training hours this past year (between Chapters, SQLSaturdays, 24HOP, and SQLRallys)

 8:30 – PASSion award winner… Amy Lewis!! :) Congratz Amy!!!

8:36 – Quentin Clark going to lay down the roadmap for the Microsoft Data Platform for the next year.

8:43 – “You wanted us to deliver a complete data platform … today’s talk is all about listening to you.” – Quentin Clark

8:45 – Everytime we hear “push the boundaries” we all drink :)

8:50 – SQL2014 CTP2 is live and SHOULD be what RTM is (ish)

8:51 – Tracy Daugherty (Program Manager) taking the stage

8:57 – showing off that tables with Columnstore indexes in SQLServer 2014 are now updatable.

9:00 – in-memory technologies are built right into SQL Server 2014.  Not a separate product.  No app migration

 9:05 – “Tools to support backup between all the versions of SQL Server. These tools provide encrypted, automated solutions”

9:10 – Network dies for the keynote demo… twitter explodes hahaha

9:17 – Focus shifting to “Big Data”

9:30 – It’s BI Power Query time :)

9:42 – Showing Power BI for Office 365 Preview. You can put in something like “calls per capita by country on a map” and it figured out the query you need and displays it as you wish… very cool.

9:45 – See you tomorrow and thanks for following along!!

 

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