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  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2014 Essentials for Oracle DBAs

    With the availability of SQL Server 2014 just around the corner as per my previous blog post, it would be a good time to start training. Those of you that may have been using other flavours of SQL can now look to leverage the performance boosting in-memory capabilities of SQL Server 2014. Below is...
  • Blog Post: Power BI Training

    I have been getting lot of requests on what are some resources available to learn more about Power BI, as such below are some links and Microsoft partners that offer training: Online Training: Faster insights to data with Power BI - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/faster...
  • Blog Post: SQL PASS

    Heading over to the US for the largest SQL Server conference in the world!!! – the SQL PASS Summit - http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/ . I will keep you updated about the announcements made at the event - there are some great ones so stay tuned. Hope to see you guys there, definitely come by to the...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Technical Bootcamps for Service Providers

      This is an invite-only, technical boot camp for Hosting Service Providers that offers 300 level training of SQL Server 2012. This two day training with labs shows how Microsoft SQL Server 2012 can be used by Hosting Service Providers to enhance their existing database service offerings and build...
  • Blog Post: Teched Australia 2012: Session Catalog is live

    Thank you to those for submitting  some great sessions this year. It was always going to be a difficult task in selecting the final 11 sessions for the Database and BI track. Congratulations to those who have been selected and we look forward to working with you on finalizing the presentations....
  • Blog Post: Join the Free Big Data Webinar on 13th August 2013

    Equipped for the Future Find out how your organisation can gain rich insights through data-driven decision-making, without having a set of technical experts.          Register Now Turning Data into Dollars – leveraging Business Intelligence to grow your business 13 August at 1pm AEST    Featured...
  • Blog Post: Kimball University Training in Sydney: Microsoft Data Warehouse in Depth

      Anyone wanting to skill up in Microsoft Data Warehousing implementation methodology, then look no further than the Kimball University Training. This course is coming to Sydney on the 7th to 10th of March 2011 . It is being taught by Joy Mundy and Warren  Thornthwaite of Kimball University...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

    Want some FREE training on the new developer features of SQL Server 2008? Download this developer training kit from - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e9c68e1b-1e0e-4299-b498-6ab3ca72a6d7 . This kit contains examples, presentations, hands on labs. It works with...
  • Blog Post: Event: Microsoft Switched on Briefings 2012 - Optimising your Private Cloud to meet Application Business Demands

      Designing a Private Cloud Strategy that meets Business Demands Your enterprise supports hundreds (or thousands) of applications to meet business demands- and as demand increases, so does the number of applications. This growth increases the cost of deploying and managing data sources for these...
  • Blog Post: Briefing: Mission Critical Confidence in the Enterprise

      High availability, manageability, performance, scalability, security and compliance – a heavy  set of requirements for meeting the needs of a mission critical workload.  SQL Server 2012 is setting the new standard for these criteria —helping customers achieve the uptime and performance...
  • Blog Post: Learning and getting trained to be a SQL Server DBA

    Time to time I get questions asked about training and learning more about SQL Server management, maintenance, best practices. As with every Microsoft product I say they are best learnt with hands on technique, that is to say get yourself a copy of the software (of course legally/eval versions) and install...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide

    So you have downloaded Denali CTP3 from - https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/ and now want to know what are the new bits in it. To help answer this question we have released a product guide to help you through this process. This product guide can be downloaded from - http:/...
  • Blog Post: Master Data Services Training Videos

    SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services Training videos are available at - http://www.msdev.com/Directory/SearchResults.aspx?keyword=MDS
  • Blog Post: PASS SQLSaturday’s hit Australia

    PASS SQLSaturday’s are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers. Whether you're attending a SQLSaturday or thinking about hosting your own, we...
  • Blog Post: Master Data Services Portal on MSDN

    Master Data Services portal page is now live on MSDN! This portal  presents information about MDS from many different sources, including Microsoft, third-party, and community contributions. The following table outlines the kind of information we’re sharing with users on the page: Section Description...
  • Blog Post: FREE SQL Server 2014 coming to an Australian Capital City near you

    Learn more about the upcoming release of SQL Server 2014     WARDY IT Solutions is proud to announce that they will be delivering the first SQL Server 2014 workshops in Australia. The workshops will be conducted as a free ½ day Hot Lap. A Hot Lap is a quick and concise way of finding out what is...
  • Blog Post: Learn how Microsoft finance professionals use business intelligence

    You are invited. As a finance professional you are immersed in data.  Odds are you spend a lot of your time using old tools and dreaming of a better way to do things.  There is a better way with Microsoft's newly released business intelligence solutions.    You're invited to hear how Microsoft's...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 R2 Tour Downunder

    The official launch of SQL Server 2008 R2 is set for the 12th May, 2010. To celebrate the launch, we are organising a tour, with seminars being held at Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. At the complimentary seminars, Microsoft’s Alan Eldridge along with New Horizons will introduce you to the...
  • Blog Post: Have you registered for the Big Picture Event?

      Experience the future. NOW. Driven by the thought “Don’t tell me, SHOW ME!”, Microsoft brings you a complimentary annual event that allows you to explore first-hand cutting-edge and amazing Microsoft technology in action. Discover a theme park of possibilities packed with a series of different...