March 2019 Roundup

March 2019 SQL Server News Roundup

Despite being on a cruise ship with my amazing wife and daughter, I didn’t want to delay this monthly newsletter – thankfully the wifi gods have worked in my favour this time!

I am excited to announce that WARDY IT Solutions have released the new version of SQL Beacon™, the technology behind our award-winning Virtual DBA service. This adds additional value to the service we provide. Using the MyVirtualDBA™ portal, Virtual DBA clients can now check remaining monthly support hours, Zendesk ticket information and what the Virtual DBA team have been working on – any time, any place, anywhere.

Even on a cruise ship!

Webinar: MyVirtualDBA™ Portal

We are pleased to announce that the latest version of SQL Beacon™ and MyVirtualDBA™ have been released! Please join us for a webinar on 15th May where we will walk you through all the new features of the MyVirtualDBA portal, including how to check your monthly support hours, view Zendesk ticket information and see what the Virtual DBA team have been working on.

Azure Navigator: A supported and flexible pathway to the cloud

As Microsoft plan to decommission support for SQL Server 2008/R2 by early July, WARDY IT Solutions are committing over $2 million to migrate and modernise your environment to Azure, free of charge, with our Azure Navigator program. The offer is limited to the first 50 organisations who register so if you’re considering a move to the cloud, register now!

Encrypting SQL Server in Azure

Securing your SQL Servers has never been more important when looking at hosting your databases in the cloud. No longer is your data sitting safely on a server in the company’s data centre – now it is in the cloud, on the internet and more open and vulnerable than ever before. Check out our latest blog post on how to encrypt your SQL Servers in Azure.

Finance Organisation Unlocks Value of Business Data

DDH Graham Limited provides a range of solutions to the finance sector and needed to improve and automate their high-volume invoicing processes.

Working with WARDY IT they were able to implement a transformative solution within a tight time frame of just six months. Improvements have been rapid and vast including huge time savings and flow on effects of higher quality and more accurate data. Download Case Study.

SQL in the City Summit Brisbane

Redgate is hosting SQL in the City Summit Brisbane on May 31, 2019. Join senior Microsoft Data Platform professionals for an exclusive one-day Summit to learn more about Compliant Database DevOps in the age of digital transformation. Speakers include Microsoft Data Platform MVPs Steve Jones, Greg Low and Hamish Watson. Learn more and register.

Microsoft Local Government Discovery Days

To keep up with ever-increasing citizen and stakeholder expectations, local councils recognise the need to digitally transform their organisations. Most councils have started the journey to successfully transition to a citizen-centric digital local government. However, challenges including reduced levels of funding and staffing, cost of resourcing, resistance to change, limited technical capability and infrastructure can make this journey difficult for most councils.

Designed for local government thought leaders, the Discovery Day will help you connect the challenges you face with the solutions that can support your digital transformation journey. Learn more and register.

Please note: Attendance is strictly limited to Local Government employees.