September 2018 Roundup

September 2018 Round Up

At Microsoft Ignite the Public Preview of SQL Server 2019 was announced. This new version of SQL Server is designed to assist organisations manage the increased volume and variety of data. With this new release of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2 will be five versions old. As one Australian government department recently found out running legacy software not only limits […]

October 2018 QSSUG – Adopting A DevOps Process for Your Database by Steve Jones

steve jones - qssug speaker

We’ve made some changes to the organiser team, venue and date for the Queensland SQL Server User Group. Firstly, Microsoft has finished their renovations which means we can move back to our original venue, Microsoft Brisbane, Level 28, 400 George Street, Brisbane. Secondly, we’ve had to change the date to the first Wednesday of each month. […]

Case Study: HVCC Completes Seamless Oracle to SQL Server Migration for Mission Critical Systems


Executive Summary Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC) manages the end-to-end planning, scheduling and live coordination of the supply chain used to export coal from the Hunter Valley region. HVCCC needed to upgrade their mission critical systems and found the right partner in WARDY IT Solutions to make the change from Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server. At a glance, […]

Mistake free planning for SQL Server end of life

Mistake free planning for SQL Server end of life

You would be aware from Microsoft’s communications that SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are reaching end of life (EOL), with extended support terminating just months away in July 2019. Are you responsible for managing the impact this could have on your organisation’s processes and applications? Do you have an application vendor holding you back? […]

August 2018 QSSUG – SQL Server Managed Instance, the PaaS Instance Offering

August 2018 QSSUG - SQL Server Managed Instance, the PaaS Instance Offering

SQL Server Managed Instance, the PaaS Instance Offering With the pending release of SQL Server Managed Instance, the capabilities of the product as a near 100% compatible with an on premises instance will be discussed. What will be addressed are the capabilities of the product, features that are supported, how to migrate with the azure […]

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 […]