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SQL Server 2014 CTP2 …ready to download

Announced and available for download the SQL Server 2014 CTP2:

Release Note:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn169381%28v=sql.15%29.aspx?lc=1033

Download Location:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205290.aspx

…and something that is very welcome for the community is the live from the PASS Summit 2013 is here:

PASS Summit 2013 – Live

Enjoy…

Recap of our SQL Saturday #225 in Kosovo, Prishtina

SQL Saturday Kosovo #225, happened last week and I’m very happy that we did for the first time in Balkan region!

Special thanks goes to the sponsors Ipko FoundationPASSMicrosoftICK (Innovation Center Kosovo), RedgateWroxPluralSightxSQL SoftwareDigjitale.com, Nescafe as well as Albanian SQL Server Users Group > ALSSUG.

We had just one track this time and with great speakers & their strong experience ( Dejan Sarka, Niko Neugebauer, Mladen Prajdic, Turgay Sahtiyan and Matija Lah), and for more details about their presentations you can find here.

As first time SQL Saturday in our country, the event went well and we had 118 registered attendees and 82 were present in the event for all the day of the 18th May, 2013. Thanks to the Niko as my mentor for this successfully event and I need to say thank you also to my friends who helped me a lot during the organization of the event (Betim Drenica, Florim Maxhuni, Milot Rexhepi).

Starting to look forward for the next one, soon! … stay tuned!

Some of the photos of our event:

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Categories: Events, Free, MVP, PASS, SSC

ALSSUG & ALNUG Second Meeting

Yesterday, my friend Betim Drenica (B | T) as Leader of the ALNUG (Albanian .Net Users Group) and I as leader of the ALSSUG (Albanian SQL Server Users Group) have organized second meeting of our UG in very lovely environment at Innovation Center of Kosovo, in Prishtina.

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We had nice sessions about SQL Server window Functions, C# 5, Web Services yesterday & today and two light talks. Event went well and we had a great audience around 45 people. Also lot of the discussions and encouraging the audience to speak something from their experience in the next events.

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Need to say “thank you” to our sponsors and supporters: ICK (Innovation Center of Kosovo), STIKK (Kosovo Association of Information and Communication Technology), and other sponsors that are available in our official website!

Albanian SQL Server Users Group–First Meeting

Today, I’m so excited to announce that we had the first meeting of our Users Group – Albanian SQL Server Users Group and I’m very happy that we made the possibilities to organize this great event with our great sponsors that support us and everything was so attractive for the attendees.

We presented our program as Albanian SQL Server Users Group to the attendees where we have discussed lot about our mission, our activities, how the others can involve in the Users Group activities, how we can collaborate with others in the community, our partnership with others etc. Also in our today’s agenda were some presentations including New Features in SQL Server 2012 RC0 – presenting from Betim Drenica (Blog > http://betimdrenica.wordpress.com/ | @betimdrenica), and from other colleges Rexhep Kqiku (@rkqiku) & Adem Gashi (@dudemqe) that have presented about new features in Visual Studio 2011.

In this day, we have promoted also two new registered Users Group that are live now and soon they will organize their first meetings, they are Albanian .Net Users Group and Kosova Microsoft Infrastructure Group. According to this now we have three active Users Groups and I hope that our community will be so active and informed with new products and new features in existing products of the Microsoft’s technology.

It was a huge interest from the attendees to have this kind of the meetings being part of the Users Group and involving their self with lot of the contribution in Users Group activities in the future, what I appreciate a lot their readiness and as the leader of the Albanian SQL Server Users Group it gives me encouragement and willpower to be more and more active and engaged with our great and enthusiastic community.

Stay Tuned …

Categories: Events, PASS, SQL Server

24 HOP recordings

For all of you, that you have missed any session from the last 24 HOPass – you can check here

24 Session of the last 24 Hours of PASS are available for viewing online, it is a nice place where you can win knowledge about the SQL Server and once again thanks to the PASS HQ while they put all sessions online

Next, wish you to enjoy the PASS Summit 2011 for the all attendees

Stay Tuned

Categories: PASS, SQL Server 2008

Soon will start 24 Hrs of PASS – free SQL knowledge stuff

Yes, 24 Hours of PASS will start soon two days in row, 7-8 September 2011! Just for info for those who didn’t know before or forget to register for a great SQL Knowledge stuff from the well known SQL Professionals, who are ready to spread their knowledge to the others with no cost at all! – so a BIG THANK YOU goes to them!

Well, the location where to register for the Online presentations and where you can see every details about two days training for SQL, is here.

Anyone wants to know what is happening live about 24 Hours of PASS, check via Twitter tag #24HOP

Stay Tuned!

Categories: Free, PASS, SQL Server 2008

Leading the Albanian PASS Chapter

Yesterday, I have received the official email from the PASS HQ, and the confirmation that now I’m the leader of the Albanian SQL Server Users Group or Albanian PASS Chapter!

The Albania PASS Chapter will be available and open for all SQL Server users including the Albania and Kosova, where we will have possibility to meet with each-other and to exchange any idea and building the social & professional network within Albanian tech community members!

Our official website is here >>> http://albania.sqlpass.org/

You can reach us, also via LinkedIN profile – where you can be a member of our new professional group.

A brief history:

The idea of the PASS Chapter started from PASS HQ members Greg Low and Blythe Morrow together with friend of mine Betim, so on the other side I was started to discuss for the another Chapter because I didn’t know that Betim was involved before, then we decided to be as one and being active with the Chapter acitivities. When I started to be more active in the Tech Community, I have seen that we need to be part of that community, then I started to check for the SQL Server community and I found the PASS as large organization. During the search, I saw that many states has it’s own PASS Chapter and are involved in the community with the large number of the users, including SQL Users, .Net Users, etc. So, I decide to have such activities also in Kosova and Albanian, so we (Dukagjini & Betimi) are the founders of the Albanina PASS Chapter.

Categories: General, PASS
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