Shop Talk: 2022-11-21

The Recording

The Panelists

  • Kevin Feasel
  • Mala Mahadevan
  • Tracy Boggiano
  • Mike Chrestensen

Notes: Questions and Topics

SQL Server 2022 Now GA

The big news of this week was around SQL Server 2022 now being generally available. We caught up with some of the things Tracy is excited about (mostly on the administrative side) and Mala pointed out Bob Ward’s SQL Server 2022 workshop as a getting started guide.

Conference Wrap-Up

We got three different perspectives on two conferences in this section. Mala attended PASS Summit virtually, whereas Tracy was there in person. Both of them enjoyed the conference and it sounds like it was a lot of fun. TriPASS alumnus Tom Norman was also there so hopefully you had a chance to see him.

Meanwhile, I was in Orlando for Live! 360 so I shared some thoughts about that.

TriPASS Elections Now Open

We have three seats on the TriPASS board up for election this November: President (me), VP of Marketing (Rick Pack), and Treasurer (Mala). There’s only one candidate for each seat, so assuming a rash of no confidence hits TriPASS members, we’ll have our board set for another year.

Voting is open and runs through the first Thursday in December. Terms will begin in February of 2023 and run for 2 years. If you are a TriPASS member, you will have received an e-mail providing instructions on how to vote. If you aren’t a TriPASS member, sign up at Meetup. I mean, it’s free, so what do you have to lose?

TriPASS Survey Results

Over the past month or so, we have been canvassing TriPASS members to fill out our semi-annual survey, which drives the direction of the organization. You’ve spoken and now you’ll have to deal with the fallout, getting what you deserve.

A quick summary of the survey results is as follows:

  • A large majority of people want a return to hybrid user group meetings, though nobody had a place they could offer up. We’ll start canvassing places to see who’s willing to host us and aim to return back to hybrid meetings in spring of 2023.
  • Almost everybody who responded wants a SQL Saturday Raleigh 2023. The board still needs to meet to determine the feasibility of it but we’ll try to make it happen. Expect a call for volunteers assuming the basic groundwork is there.

TriPASS Call for Speakers

With the imminent(?) return to hybrid events, we’ll also want some in-person speakers. Our TriPASS call for speakers is officially open, so if you’re interested in presenting at a future TriPASS meeting, submit a session or three. We will give preference to people who can meet with us in person, though there will be slots available for remote speakers as well.

Thank You

As we round in on Thanksgiving, I wanted to give out a few thanks.

  • Thank you to Mala, Mike, and Tracy, who keep Shop Talk from being an hour of me talking about me. They limit it to a much more appropriate 55 minutes of me talking about me.
  • Thank you to the regulars who drop in and ask questions, try to derail my train of thought (usually with great success), and make the TriPASS water cooler a better place to be.
  • Thank you to everyone who has asked a question. As a quick reminder, if you do have any questions you would like us to answer on the air, you can always e-mail us. The address is shoptalk and the domain is Throw a little at symbol in there and you’re good to go.

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