July 2018 Roundup

July 2018 Roundup Blog Post

Would you like Microsoft to pay for migrating your workloads to the Cloud?

WARDY IT Solutions have been awarded as one of the exclusive Azure Accelerator partners worldwide to assist organisations with the migration of their database workloads to Azure Data Services. Using this Azure Accelerator program, WARDY IT Solutions can potentially fund your migration to Azure at no cost to you.

To find out more about this select offer contact us today.

End of support for SQL Server 2008

More than 50% of SQL Server instances deployed are SQL Server 2008 R2 or earlier. In July next year, support for SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2 will end and you will no longer receive security patches for these versions. Unsupported platforms open loopholes for cyberattacks, introduce compliance concerns for organisations that have specific industry regulations, not to mention the opportunity cost of using outdated versions.

We are running a series of breakfast sessions across Australia to help organisations understand what end of support means in real terms and how best to prepare.

Register for Brisbane

Register for Melbourne

Register for Adelaide

Register for Sydney

Free your DBA from mind-numbing maintenance

The DBA role is essential to the smooth running of company systems and applications but it also involves many mundane and easy-to-miss maintenance tasks. Without automated processes in place, these tasks are likely to be costing you between 5-20 hours per week, if done properly. Find out how automation could save you up to 20 hours per week in our latest blog post.

Helping those who help others

We understand lack of funds – especially for IT projects – can be a serious issue for many non-profits. That’s why we’re committed to supporting the charity sector and the great work they do for our community. WARDY IT Solutions now provides all registered non-profits in Australia with a 10% discount on all services and free SQL Server Safety Checks. Find out more.

Attending PASS Summit? Save $100

PASS Summit is the world’s largest and most intense technical training event for Microsoft Data Professionals. This November, WARDY IT Solutions will be making the trip to Seattle as a sponsor. If you are planning to attend, save yourself $100 USD with our discount code: EXH18SUM. Register here.

Azure Managed Instance Quickstart

Try Azure Managed Instance with your own environment and have confidence in your cloud decisions. During the Quickstart, we’ll highlight any areas for concern, evaluate your ability to leverage the Azure Hybrid Benefit and configure your chosen SQL Server Databases in Azure. Learn more.

Azure simplifies cloud analytics

In this post, Tad Brockway announces the new capabilities in Azure that make it easier to deliver, build, and manage powerful analytics and AI solutions. A must-read for those looking to accelerate the process of digital transformation. Read post.

Elastic Database Jobs

This article explains how to manage groups of databases using Elastic Database Jobs. This Azure feature can be used to schedule administrative tasks, deploy scheme changes, rebuild indexes and collect query results from a set of databases.

ITIL Foundation and Exam

This September, learn about the international standard for IT Service Management (ITSM) and earn an internationally recognised ITIL Foundation Certificate in 3 days! Find out more.