January 2017 Roundup

New Training Courses

Happy New Year to all! For those of you hoping to make 2017 the year of professional development, we have a number of new training courses to help you on your way:

There are a number of other training opportunities over the next month including SQL Saturdays in Sydney and Melbourne and Microsoft Ignite on the Gold Coast.  WARDY IT Solutions is proud to be a sponsor of these events and we look forward to meeting some of you in person at our booth.

Blog: Do I really need a SQL Server DBA?

Data has become the lifeblood of almost every organisation today and timely access to this data is key for providing insight and making business decisions. Check out our latest blog post to read our thoughts on the topic.

SQL Server Database Healthcheck

Reduce the need for expensive upgrades by optimising your existing infrastructure and identify problem areas with the SQL Server Database Healthcheck. We carry out a comprehensive examination of your SQL Server environment. Helping to reduce the business risks associated with down-time, performance bottlenecks, and the complexities of deploying and managing Microsoft SQL Server. Find out more.

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1

With SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 Microsoft made a number of key improvements including allowing a consistent programmability surface area for developers and organisations across SQL Server editions. This will enable you to build advanced applications that scale across editions and cloud as you grow. Developers and application partners can now build to a single programming surface when creating or upgrading intelligent applications, and use the edition which scales to the application’s needs.  Click here to download and find out all of the key benefits of SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1.

Power BI Phone Reports

With Phone reports you can specifically tailor a portrait view of your existing report on Power BI Desktop for mobile viewers. With this update, everyone can create report views optimised for phones, to enhance the experience of viewing Power BI reports on phones. Learn more about authoring phone reports in Power BI Desktop and the report experience on phones.

New Microsoft Offering: SQL Server Premium Assurance

IT departments are in a fundamental state of change, with the drive for digital transformation creating many new applications and moving others to the cloud. At the same time, companies must also maintain stable and secure operation of their existing applications databases. To provide better flexibility in managing these diverse priorities, Microsoft has announced two new offerings to help run applications longer without disruption: Windows Server Premium Assurance and SQL Server Premium Assurance.

$900 Service Pack Service

Are you struggling to keep up to date with the latest SQL Server Pack?  For only $900 ex. GST WARDY IT Solutions can review a SQL Server instance, prepare an implementation plan, install the latest SQL Server service pack for your instance and provide post implementation support. To take advantage of this limited offer contact us today.

SQL Server Support: Virtual DBA

Virtual DBA is our very own award-winning remote database administration service based here in Australia. Our Microsoft certified team of DBAs watch over your databases 24x7x365, providing a cost effective solution to meet the day-to-day challenges of availability, performance and administration of SQL Server databases. Plans starting from just $1450 ex. GST per month. Find out more.

Overview of Azure Data Lake

Azure Data Lake offers a hyper-scale data repository for storing data of any type and is built to the open HDFS standard. You can store trillions of files and single files can be over a petabyte in size. Azure Data Lake makes it easy to run massively parallel data transformations and data processing programs using U-SQL, R, Python and .NET over massive datasets and all with just a few lines of code and absolutely no infrastructure to manage. Find out more about Azure Data Lake.