Top Microsoft Executives to Present at PASS Summit Unite 2009

Four top Microsoft SQL Server executives will present keynote addresses at the Professional Association for SQL Server's PASS Summit Unite 2009 conference, Nov. 2-5.

Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business (STB), and Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform division, will kick off the conference with an inside look at the future of Microsoft's data platform. In addition, Tom Casey, general manager for SQL Server Business Intelligence, and technical fellow David J. DeWitt of the Data and Storage Platform division, will deliver keynotes on the next-generation of BI and the latest innovations from the Jim Gray Systems Lab.

In the opening keynote on Nov. 3, Muglia will outline Microsoft's key technical investments across the data center and cloud, exploring how they support the evolving role of database professionals around the world. Kummert will provide insight about the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008 R2, which delivers on Microsoft's vision of enabling data platform customers to be more efficient through integrated tools.

On Nov. 4, Casey will showcase real-life scenarios from customers using the latest BI advances within the data platform to make better business decisions. And on Nov. 5 DeWitt will share cutting-edge developments from the Jim Gray Systems Lab.

Microsoft's participation at PASS Summit Unite 2009 also includes 60 intensive, technical sessions-including eight best-practices presentations from the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) and four deep dives by Customer Service and Support (CSS)-as well as 3 full-day pre/post-conference seminars; the "Ask the Experts" Lounge and SQL Server Clinic with top Microsoft CSS engineers to troubleshoot issues and the SQLCAT team to help design/architect new SQL Server applications; hands-on labs supported by Technical Learning Guides (TLGs); and the Microsoft Technical Learning Center, featuring more than 100 SQL Server developers.

The largest SQL Server event in the world, PASS Summit will bring a record 168 technical sessions and networking opportunities to the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle, WA. The conference will also feature 2 full days of pre/post-conference seminars, Nov. 2 and Nov. 6.

For more details, including information about incentive pricing for early registrants and groups of 5 or more, visit the PASS Summit website.