PASS Deutschland e.V. is an independent, non-commercial platform which supports the Microsoft SQL Server Community in Germany. It is part of the PASS International Community, which has 45,000 members. In the Association’s own words: “Our aim is to provide all those interested in SQL servers or related products and technologies with information (by sharing first-hand knowledge) and to facilitate the exchange of experiences between users (through sharing reports from completed projects, for example).” The Association sets great store by personal contact between SQL server experts and organises numerous meetings in various regions of Germany. inovex employee Stefan Kirner heads up the Karlsruhe region.