October 2018 Roundup

October 2018 Roundup

I have spent the last two weeks on holidays with my family in Lucca, Italy. When in Europe I am always amazed by the age of the buildings and how they are still standing after so long.

Whilst in Lucca, I took an architectural tour with a stonemason who explained the reason that so many buildings are standing today is the ongoing upkeep from expert trades people (and why so many are also veiled with scaffolding). Without this ongoing maintenance many of buildings would be ruins.

So who is working to ensure that your Data Platform is managed efficiently? We have expert teams ready to maintain and upkeep your platform. Get in touch today.

On Shift not On Call 

With the Virtual DBA team working 24/7, our lights are always on. We provide 100% on shift SQL Server support. We don’t believe in waking people in the middle of the night to respond to an issue. We use a roster to ensure every minute is covered by specialist SQL Server DBAs from our head office in Brisbane, Australia. Find out more.

SQL Server 2019 Hotlaps

We are proud to announce that we will be delivering the first SQL Server 2019 Hotlaps in Australia!

In these free breakfast sessions in BrisbaneMelbourne and Sydney, we will explain how the new version of SQL Server will improve database operations, advance security and compliance and bring advanced analytics to all your data workloads.

This is a free event, but places are limited so please register now to secure your place. Learn more & register.

Power BI Report Server Release Timing

Starting in 2019, Microsoft will be shipping a new release of Power BI Report Server in January, May and September each year. This will provide release certainty and align to the Modern Lifecycle Policy, ensuring that you are always running a supported version, provided you update at least once each year. Learn more.

Microsoft Webinar: SQL Server 2008 

Hosted by Microsoft, presented by WARDY IT Solutions. Join us on the 29th November to understand what SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 means for you. Learn more & register.

Azure Data Studio for SQL Server

Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals. Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience with lightning fast IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. Learn more.