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Confio SQL Server Expert Thomas LaRock Elected PASS President


Boulder, Colo., July 18, 2013Confio Software, the makers of the award-winning Ignite database performance monitoring tools, is proud to announce today that Thomas LaRock was elected to the role of president of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). LaRock is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and a SQL Server MCM, while also serving as a senior member of the experienced DBA team at Confio. In addition he manages the popular SQLRockStar blog.

LaRock will serve as president for two years, beginning January 1, 2014. He is joined by a notable executive committee, six at-large directors, four founding representatives and appointed advisors. The all-volunteer board of directors including LaRock will be responsible for engaging worldwide SQL Server professionals as well as Microsoft executives, product teams and developers to help develop quality programs, educational content and speakers for the community. In addition, PASS members provide highly valuable user feedback to Microsoft on product feature sets.

“I have the utmost respect for the members of PASS and am honored to be elected to this role,” said LaRock. “We’ve got a lot of work to get done and we are all eager to get started.”

“Confio actively encourages team members to participate and engage with key industry organizations such as PASS,” said Matt Larson, Confio CEO. “Thomas’ election to this position is gratifying because it exemplifies the talent on our team. Our customers can feel certain that we have the best expertise, and our people stand out in the industry. I know Thomas will thrive in this role.”

PASS is an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating and promoting the global Microsoft SQL Server community. Co-founded by Microsoft and CA in 1999, PASS was created to help educate and connect millions of SQL Server users around the world. PASS is run by and for the community, made up of database administrators and developers, application developers, business intelligence and IT professionals, executives, consultants, educators, instructors, students, vendors, and many others who work with or use Microsoft SQL Server and business intelligence technologies. It has a membership greater than 100,000.
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About Confio Software
Confio Software is the leader in database DevOps performance solutions for DBAs, developers, and IT managers to accelerate application delivery, speed problem resolution, and reduce cost of IT operations. Confio’s flagship product, Confio Ignite™ improves software development and service delivery for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as physical servers. Recognized as the fastest growing database performance solution company in the past two years, Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Founded in 2004, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit


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