This one will be short and sweet. If you want to watch the PASS Summit 2013 key note, it is available at the PASS Summit site.

This year very little news and no forward looking roadmap came out of PASS Summit. Microsoft only showcased existing known solutions and some preview solutions you can already use today. The biggest bit of news was that SQL Server 2014 CTP 2 is now available for public download. This CTP will be very close to the future release to market (RTM) experience. If you want to get a feel for what is coming in SQL Server 2014, then CTP2 is what you should download and evaluate. Other news bytes were around a nice new capability using a URL to back up databases with encryption and compression to Azure Cloud. That option is supposed to work with  all supported versions of SQL Server. Lastly on the BI front, no news to report except a Power BI Facebook contest. Winners of the that contest will get trips to PASS BA Conference  and runners up will get Microsoft game consoles.