January WARDY IT Community Dinner

The WARDY IT Community Dinner is held on the second Monday of the month and is a great opportunity to share knowledge, information and experiences with other IT professionals in South East Queensland.  The January WARDY IT Community Dinner is being held on Monday the 8th of January.  To RSVP to be at this event send an email to peter @ wardyit.com.

WHERE Breakfast Creek Hotel | 2 Kingsford Smith Drive | Breakfast Creek
WHEN Monday 8th January | 6:30PM
RSVP Friday 5th January
Please note that you are responsible for the cost of your own dining.

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Up and down like a…

Some of you may have noticed that the WARDY IT SQL Server blog was up and down last weekend. The reason for this is that we upgraded from Community Server 1.0 to Community Server (CS) 2.1 in order to take advantage of some of the new features in this release. At the moment we have several community projects that we plan to release over the coming weeks. If all goes to plan we should have CS re-skinned in the next week or so and the first project SQL Server Aggregator released this side of Christmas. The second project will be released in early January. So keep an eye out for an announcement on these projects.

December QLD SQL Server User Group

At this month’s QLD SQL Server User Group month we have Jim Katsos from Quest Software presenting on Monitoring your SQL Server Replication Topology. Why not stay on after Jim’s session for a chance to catch-up with other SQL Server professionals and celebrate the season at the Pig ‘N’ Whistle on Eagle Street.

Monitoring your SQL Server Replication Topology
Quest Software’s Melbourne R&D lab have been focussing on providing software solutions for monitoring and improving performance of SQL Server, one of our area’s of focus is SQL Server replication. This session will provide an in depth look, at monitoring your replication topology and share some of the experiences and knowledge of the Quest R&D team’s in depth knowledge and experience.

Topics covered will be as follows:
– How to monitor your replication topology for failures and performance?
– What tools are available and how to use them effectively? – Best practises and tuning tips.
– Introduction to Spotlight on SQL Replication and the beta program.

About the Presenter
Jim Katsos has been working in research and development for over 8 years specialising in SQL Server monitoring and availability. Jim is currently leading a team of developers, dedicating their efforts to monitoring tools for SQL Server Replication and new SQL Server 2005 technologies. Prior to this, Jim was involved in previous roles developing RDMS applications for SQL Server with companies such as Ansett and Officeworks.

WHERE: Microsoft Brisbane Office, Level 9, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street http://www.microsoft.com/australia/technet/usergroups.aspx

WHEN: Thursday, 21st December | 5:30PM for a 6:00PM start

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Please RSVP via email to peter @ wardyit.com to help us plan refreshments (normally pizzas and drinks).