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All things Data Related....
On this site I will be posting entries related to Data platform and analytics that I learn and believe could be valuable learning to others who want insight from their data
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All things Data Related....
SQL Saturday in Sydney, October 25th
TechEd may not have much content for the data types this year but SQL Saturday has stepped in to fill the gap! Join us in Sydney on October 25 th at the University of Sydney to hear from experts such as Australian MVPs Grant Paisley, Julie Koesmarno and Victor Isakov on the SQL topics you can’t...
14 Oct 2014
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...
24 Mar 2014
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...
17 Mar 2014
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:/...
13 Aug 2011
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...
8 Oct 2011
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...
17 Sep 2012
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....
8 Aug 2012
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...
15 Jul 2013
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...
22 Feb 2011
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...
6 Aug 2009
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...
12 Feb 2012
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...
4 Nov 2012
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...
21 Sep 2010
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
19 Apr 2010
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...
29 Feb 2012
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...
29 Aug 2010
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...
24 Sep 2013
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...
4 Dec 2013
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...
29 Mar 2010
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...
3 Nov 2011
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