Michele Crockett

Michele
Crockett

Michele Crockett is former editorial strategy director of Penton Media's IT and developer publications, including Dev Pro, Windows IT Pro, SharePoint Pro, SQL Server Pro, and Connected Planet.

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Riding Out the IT Storm - 24 Feb 2009 1
In this down economy, we’re looking at better ways to bring DBAs content and analysis in multiple formats—magazines, web seminars, live events, conferences, virtual events, videos, blogs, and forums. We're reinventing the way we deliver content.
SQL Server Magazine Presents Best of Show Awards
SQL Server Magazine recently presented Best of Show awards to products in three categories—database design, database management, and database applications—at the SQL Connections conference in New Orleans.
PASS Issues Call for Papers for European Conference 1
PASS, an independent, user-run association of global SQL Server technology professionals, issued a call for presentations for its first European conference.
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