Category Archives: Roundup

March SQL Server Roundup: DBA preparation for COVID-19, remote Azure and SQL Server training, March 2020 release of Azure Data Studio

March SQL Server Roundup: DBA preparation for COVID-19, remote Azure and SQL Server training, March 2020 release of Azure Data Studio

Here are some solar news stories you may have missed in March 2020: DBA preparation for COVID-19, remote Azure and SQL Server training, March 2020 release of Azure Data Studio, Microsoft SQL servers targeted in newly discovered ‘Vollgar’ hacking campaign.

March 2020 Roundup: Migrating to Azure, SQL Server Safety Check, When to use SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

March 2020 Roundup: Migrating to Azure, SQL Server Safety Check, When to use SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

Despite all the work we have done helping respond to COVID-19 we know many clients need further assistance. To assist clients, we are providing Cloud Beacon as a complimentary service for the length of the pandemic.

February 2020 Roundup: Azure Managed Instance, Azure SQL Database Healthcheck and ADF Deployment with DevOps

february 2020 sql roundup

My wife and I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl 3 weeks ago. Whilst in the hospital chatting to the nursing staff about our previous experiences with our first born, they described our two daughters as same same but different. Previously I associated this phrase with being in a marketplace haggling for something, however I thought it was a very adept way of describing the situation.

January 2020 Roundup: Analytics in a Day, code migration tool, and Microsoft Ignite The Tour Sydney

January 2020 Roundup: Analytics in a Day, code migration tool, and Microsoft Ignite The Tour Sydney

For many people, the New Year has become more than a holiday and a chance to celebrate the Year that was. The gesture of turning the calendar back to the 1st of January becomes an opportunity to make a fresh start and resolve to focus more on health, make career strides, migrate from SQL Server […]

December 2019 Roundup: New Learning-as-a-Service platform, emergency support this Christmas, Recreo case study

December 2019 SQL Server and Azure Roundup

The festive season is a great opportunity to reflect on the year that was and the changes that have occurred. In the world of technology these changes are occurring at an ever-increasing fast cadence. Over the last few weeks alone, SQL Server 2019 was released along with Azure Synapse Analytics.

November 2019 Roundup: Azure Migration Services, Power BI Performance Tuning, Learning as a Service

November 2019 Roundup: Azure Migration Services, Power BI Performance Tuning, Learning as a Service

Marathon runners often talk about hitting the wall. This is the time when they slow down to a walk with feelings of fatigue and the negativity kicks in due to depleted energy. November is often the time that many people start to experience these feelings in business.

October 2019 Roundup: Virtual DBA Service Q2 2019 Roadmap, Azure Illuminate, SQL Server 2019, Analytics and BI Trends

October 2019 Roundup: Virtual DBA Service Q2 2019 Roadmap, Azure Illuminate, SQL Server 2019, Analytics and BI Trends

Last week I spent the week in the UK assisting organisations accelerate their journey to Azure with modern data warehouse solutions. Whilst in the UK, I spent the night in Chester.

September 2019 Roundup: Power BI Case Study, WARDY at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, Dashboard in a Day, Cloud Beacon Launching

september 2019 roundup

Over the last few weeks I have been working closely with the team at MOQdigital as we take an observational approach with the integration of WARDY IT Solutions after the acquisition by MOQ.

August 2019 Roundup: Joining MOQ Limited, Virtual DBA Service Q1 2019 Roadmap, Cloud Beacon Announcement, Virtual DBA Case Study

WARDY IT Solutions - August 2019 Roundup

As many of you will now be aware, earlier this month we announced that WARDY IT Solutions has been acquired by MOQ Limited (ASX: MOQ). Despite this, it is business as usual for WARDY IT Solutions, as we will become a subsidiary of MOQ and I will continue to lead the business on a day to day basis.

May 2019 Roundup: WARDY IT Solutions’ feature on Industry Leaders, Azure Billing Models, Power BI Automation

May 2019 Roundup: WARDY IT Solutions' feature on Industry Leaders, Azure Billing Models, Power BI Automation

Last week I spent some time judging the final presentations for the Information Systems Consulting course at QUT. I am part of the QUT Alumni and it was good to spend some time back where I first gained an interest in Information Technology. The students had a fictious customer project where they needed to design a marketing solution and present this to their cohort.