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New Announcement : NMUG now Chapter of with SQL PASS

Hi All,

As integral part of NMUG – Navi Mumbai User Group , I am happy to announce NMUG is now SQL PASS official chapter of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai area.

In this post we are covering following points for PASS , As this post is completely dedicated to it !

  • About PASS
  • Why to join PASS
  • How NMUG is associated with PASS ?
  • Benefits of PASS Chapter


About PASS

PASS is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by and for the community. With a growing membership of more than 100K, PASS supports data professionals throughout the world who use the Microsoft data platform.
PASS strives to fulfill its mission by:

  • Facilitating member networking and the exchange of information through our local and virtual chapters, online events, local and regional events, and international conferences
  • Delivering high-quality, timely, technical content for in-depth learning and professional development

PASS was co-founded by CA Technologies and Microsoft Corporation in 1999 to promote and educate SQL Server users around the world. Since its founding, PASS has expanded globally and diversified its membership to embrace professionals using any Microsoft data technology.

PASS membership is free – learn why you should join today.

For more information about PASS, please contact us.

Why to Join

The PASS community includes any individual or group throughout the world that uses the Microsoft Data Platform. Our global membership of more than 120,000 transects numerous diverse disciplines and roles.

PASS belongs to each and every data professional who joins PASS. This website provides you with a virtual link to all PASS members, but you can also benefit at the local level by joining a PASS Chapter and meeting in-person with other data professionals in your area. In addition, you won’t want to miss the annual PASS Summit, the single largest gathering of Microsoft SQL Server professionals in the world, or the PASS Business Analytics Conference, which brings together analysts and IT pros from the world of business intelligence and analytics. And check out our SQLSaturday events happening nearly every weekend – there’s sure to be an event coming soon to a location near you.

We are actively committed to adding new member benefits on a continuing basis. To see the current list of member-only benefits, please click on the link below:


How NMUG is associated with PASS ?

After complete one week discussion between Niko (Community Evangelist | PASS Headquarters), Pinal Dave (SQL God , Everyone know him !), Jacob (Founder of Beyond Relational) and me.NMUG have signed official agreement with PASS for Mumbai & Navi Mumbai area.

In this talk there also few more great SQL folks were included and also Supporting NMUG.


Benefits for PASS Chapters

FREE Web Site Hosting
Through the partnership of PASS and Maximum ASP, Web site hosting is available for FREE to your chapter group.

Official PASS Chapter Logo
What better way to win new members in your group than being eligible to post the official PASS Chapter Logo on your Web site.

FREE Summit Registration
Each chapter will receive one complimentary registration to the PASS Community Summit for the president or volunteer in a leadership role. Plus, one representative from your chapter will be eligible to participate in chapter leadership meetings and hospitality gatherings in conjunction with the Summit.  Further information will be sent in the few months prior to the Summit.

Event Sponsorship Programs
PASS Community Connection Events, similar to code camps, can be a great way to facilitate learning and networking within your chapter. PASS will provide you with the financial and logistical support to put on a full-day, SQL Server-focused event. Details on the Community Connection sponsorship can be found at http://www.sqlpass.org/Events/CommunityConnection.aspx

Regional Mentor Program – The Regional Mentor program helps new chapters find sponsors, venues, and speakers. Regional Mentors are often chapter leaders themselves and have specific expertise in building SQL Communities. They keep in constant contact with their chapter leaders, offering incentives and building reports to send out to the community at large. Regional Mentors are the best way chapter leaders have to make suggestions on the chapter program and request new resources and programs. To learn more about each Region and its Regional Mentor, click here.

Speaking as someone who just started a new chapter, the regional mentor was a big help in figuring out how to organize everything, structure the steering committee, and in general help get everything off the ground.
– Jeremiah Peschka, Chapter leader Columbus, Ohio

Access to Chapter Leader List Serve.
Each Chapter Leader will have access to an exclusive listserve where they can share best practices, and communicate with all chapter leaders world-wide. This is a great way to share sponsor and speaker resources as well as get ideas for new events in your community.

Contacts at Local Microsoft Offices
Through our partnership with Microsoft, PASS has many contacts with local Microsoft offices that chapters can utilize for support at their meetings.  Local offices may allow PASS chapters to use their office space to hold various meetings.

Promotional Support
– Your group will have the opportunity to be highlighted in the PASS Community Connector, PASS’ e-newsletter distributed to over 60,000+ SQL Server users world-wide
– Chapters will also be included in mailings regarding the organization’s events, as well as receive quarterly PASS Chapter News
– Your chapter will be listed on the PASS Chapter Web site with a link to your Web page

Through our partnership with Microsoft  and other vendors, throughout the year various items are donated to the PASS Chapter Program.  PASS will distribute giveaways to chapters based on availability. These items can be used to drive attendance at your meetings or help reward a hard working volunteer or member.

Networking Opportunities
Besides being able to contact all the PASS chapter presidents via the list server, there are various sessions held at the annual PASS Community Summit, where chapter leaders and volunteers have the opportunity to join together and exchange ideas.

So this is request to all reader be associated with NMUG , You will be surely hearing more now onwards. 

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