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.

It was great to see that data was central to the solutions that the students presented. It does not matter what part of business today, data can help to gain greater insight and business advantage. You can find out more about how WARDY IT Solution recently delivered this advantage to DDH Graham.

Four catches to watch out for when considering Azure Managed Instance

Many businesses who are planning to migrate to Azure, see Azure SQL Database Managed Instance as a simple way to make the transition and there is good reason for this. It’s a great product with a lot of positive features. However, at this point in time, Azure Managed Instance has some key limitations that could mean it is not an option for your project. Read our latest blog post to learn about the four key limitations to consider when assessing Azure Managed Instance as your pathway to the cloud.

WARDY IT Solutions’ feature on Industry Leaders

Following our founders success after being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology back in December, Peter Ward and WARDY IT Solutions were delighted to feature on the Industry Leaders show on Foxtel this month. If you didn’t catch the live episode, keep and eye on our YouTube channel where the full feature will be available to view in June.

Making sense of Azure Billing Models

There are multiple options available when it comes to choosing an Azure pricing or billing model. Figuring out the right one for your business can be confusing. In this article, we explain the three most common models, discuss the pros and cons of each and provide advise for selecting the most suitable model for your organisation. Read blog post.

Introducing the MyVirtualDBA™ portal

If you weren’t able to make the webinar this month, catch the recording on YouTube. Jass Singh walks 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.

Power BI & Azure Training in Perth

Due to popular demand, we’ve scheduled public course dates for our notorious Power BI and Azure training sessions in Perth this September. Places are sure to fill up fast so please register to secure your seat.

SQL Saturday Season in Australia

SQL Saturdays are free 1-day training events for SQL Server professionals that focus on local speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers.

Over the next couple of months, SQL Saturday will be taking place in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney – WARDY IT Solutions are proud sponsors of all three events. Register at to attend.

Using PowerShell for Power BI automation

Power BI is well known for being extensible but have you tried using PowerShell for automation? Microsoft have published a series of useful cmdlets to automate a host of tasks from updating a workspace to recovering an orphaned workspace. Learn more and view the library.