April 2018 Roundup

April 2018 SQL Roundup

I am currently renovating a cottage that was originally built in 1890. One of the challenges is that fixing one problem, often uncovers even more as many changes have been made to the house over the last 120 years and they are not evident on the surface.

Making changes to an IT application can have the same effect, as numerous changes have been made to the application over time which are often unknown and not documented. These gaps in knowledge can hamper the ability to digitally transform the application into the cloud. With the introduction of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance, the re-engineering effort to take advantage of the cloud no longer needs to occur. Join us for one of three Breakfast Sessions in May to learn how this new flavour of Azure SQL Database could work for you.

Azure SQL Managed Instance Breakfast Sessions

Are you looking to accelerate the migration of your data platform to Azure?

Join us for one of three breakfast sessions in MelbourneSydney or Brisbane to learn about how the latest flavour of Azure SQL Database helps streamline the migration of SQL Server workloads to a fully managed database service. Register here.

Oracle to SQL Server Whitepaper

We’ve partnered with Palisade Compliance to form the Break Free Alliance. The combination of our expertise allows us to provide your team with the relevant commercialcontractual and technical advice when considering a move from Oracle to SQL Server.

Download our latest whitepaper to arm yourself with the information you need for a successful transition.

Azure Australia Central

This month, Microsoft announced the availability of Azure Australia Central – two new Azure cloud regions located in Canberra Data Centres. WARDY IT Solutions are proud to be a launch partner in the effort to support the mission-critical demands of Government and national critical infrastructure. Read more about the launch and what it means for our public sector.

Build your SQL Server Dream Team

With our Virtual DBA service, you get the knowledge, experience and availability of over 40 onshore SQL Server specialists for less than the cost of an in-house employee.

Our team of Microsoft Certified DBAs are enhancing hundreds of IT teams across Australia, supporting over 30,000 databases. Are you ready to build your SQL Server dream team? Sign up for a 30-day free trial today.

 Training: Power BI Essentials

Our most popular Power BI course is running in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in May. This one-day instructor led course concentrates on the Power BI components available in Microsoft Office 2016 and Power BI Desktop. By the end of this course, you will know how to gather and analyse data from a variety of sources and surface visualisations using the Power BI tools to construct compelling insights into business data.

Book online to secure your place.

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Whether you are deploying new virtual machines, moving a few workloads or migrating your data centres as part of your hybrid cloud strategy, the Azure Hybrid Benefit provides big savings as you move to the cloud. Learn more about how you can leverage Azure Hybrid Benefit to accelerate the modernisation of your SQL Server platform.

Data Modernization Planner

The Data Modernization Planner tool is a fast and easy way to evaluate your current abilities and to start thinking about what your organisation can do to expand your capabilities with data—and what tools you need to get there.

Undertake this free assessment to learn more.

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center and will be coming soon to Visual Studio Subscriptions, MBS/Partner Source, and VLSC. If you need help deploying, contact us online or call 1300 927 394.

Retail Organisations of the Future

Meet the retail organisations of the future on 2nd May in Sydney or 10th May in Melbourne. This retail breakfast event, will highlight the ever-increasing role technology plays in the retail sector. Learn more and register.