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I will be at SQLPASS 2011

October 7th, 2011 by Vidas Matelis

This year I’ll be attending SQLPASS 2011 in Seattle.
I am scheduled to volunteer at Expert Pods on Wednesday, October 12th between 10am and 12pm.
On Friday I’ll be acting as a host for one of “Birds of a Feather” lunch tables. Topic for my table will be “SSAS Management Using Scripts”.

Looking forward to meeting there my blog readers!

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PASS Community Summit 2009

October 18th, 2009 by Vidas Matelis

For the last 2 years I attended the Microsoft BI conference which I enjoyed very much. This year I’ll be going to Seattle to attend the PASS Community Summit 2009 (Nov 3-5th, 2009).  Although the PASS Community Summit is not a BI specific conference, I am quite surprised that there will be so many BI sessions. In my event planner I added 3-4 sessions that I would love to attend for almost each time slot . The good news is that all of the sessions will be recorded and attendees have a choice – watch them for free later online, or just buy the DVD with recordings.

This year, I’ll be volunteering at some of the PASS Community Summit events.

On Tuesday, November 3rd during lunch (between 11:45am and 1:00pm) there will be a “Birds of a Feather” event. That is a topic-based luncheon where a number of tables will be marked and discussion facilitated by MVPs or Microsoft employees. I will be volunteering at this event and for my table I choose the topic: “Gemini’s impact on SSAS/Data Warehouse projects“. As you know, with the release of Gemini, power Excel users will be able load data from different sources and build very powerful pivot reports without any help from IT. 

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I received Microsoft MVP award

April 1st, 2008 by Vidas Matelis

Today I received an e-mail from Microsoft telling me that I received the Microsoft MVP award “for efforts in SQL technical communities during the past year”. I am very happy and excited about this.

I already made the necessary arrangements and bought airplane tickets to the Microsoft MVP summit in Seattle on April 14-17th.

I am sure that I will have a very exciting year ahead.

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I am nominated for MVP award

January 30th, 2008 by Vidas Matelis

I got a message from Microsoft that I was nominated for MVP award. I will know on April 1st if I got the award. I am very honored and excited about this. Even if I will not get the award, just being nominated is a big deal for me.

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