September 2019 Roundup: Power BI Case Study, WARDY at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, Dashboard in a Day, Cloud Beacon Launching

september 2019 roundup

Over the last few weeks I have been working closely with the team at MOQdigital as we take an observational approach with the integration of WARDY IT Solutions after the acquisition by MOQ.

I have worked with the team at MOQ for almost 10 years, but it hasn’t been until the last few weeks that I have had the opportunity to see the inner workings of the organisation. One of the many things that has impressed me is the depth of skills and capability that the MOQ team have along with their obsession with delivering amazing client outcomes – a DNA that we both share.

So if you are looking to achieve business outcomes faster and get the most out of your technology investments let me know and I can introduce you to the team at MOQ.

Purchase Azure reservations with monthly payments

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations. You now have the choice of paying for reservations upfront or on a monthly basis. The monthly payment option is available at no extra cost.

Monthly payments are available for:

– Virtual machines
– SQL Database
– SQL Data Warehouse
– Cosmos DB
– App Service stamp fee

Purchase reservations in the Azure portal.

Power BI unlocks value for the travel industry

Orbit World Travel – Australasia’s largest locally owned travel management company – and their technology partner Kudos Travel Technology, work with WARDY IT Solutions to help harness the latest advancements in Power BI.

“We saw the integration of Power BI via API into our travel platform as a key selling point, allowing us to generate reports dynamically and provide a single, seamless user experience. It’s imperative in the success of our product.” – Phil Rasmussen, Managing Director, Kudos. Read the case study here.

WARDY at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ in October

WARDY IT Solutions will be at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 28 – 31 October 2019 as an exhibitor. If you are thinking about attending, please visit us at booth 1006. We would love to see you there. Chat to us about our Virtual DBA service. Find out more about Gartner 2019.

Learning from four companies that migrated their SQL data

Moving your data to the cloud is no easy feat. If you have been sitting on the fence about migration and just don’t have the confidence, I recommend you take a look at this collection of real-world examples of how other businesses have smoothly and successfully made the transition to Azure. It covers common migration goals, hurdles and solutions. Read it here.

Book in for Dashboard in a Day 2019

WARDY IT Solutions will be hosting Dashboard in a Day events in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne over the next few months. ‘Dashboard in a Day’ is Power BI in a nutshell and is a great way to get immediate hands on experience with new and exciting tools to gain spectacular insight into your business data.

Only 12 tickets are available for each event, so please register to secure your place.

Launching the WARDY IT Solutions Cloud Beacon Service

WARDY IT Solutions was excited to announce the launch of the Cloud Beacon Service this month. Cloud Beacon lets you monitor and manage your tenants, subscriptions and resources to ensure your Azure Portal strikes the perfect balance between cost and performance. It is a billing management portal that accurately predicts and optimises your cloud spend.

We’d love to show you how it works! Learn more or request a demo.

Hot Patching SQL Server Engine in Azure SQL Database

In a modern data estate one of the most important features is having uninterrupted access to data. Azure SQL Database is evergreen but maintaining this evergreen state requires periodic updates to the service that can take the database offline for a second.

Discover how Azure SQL Database implements hot patching to minimise downtime here.

The September release of Azure Data Studio is now available

Microsoft announced the September release of Azure Data Studio. The latest SQL Server blog post covers the highlights:

  1. Enabling SQL Server command line (SQLCMD) mode
  2. Community extension: Query Editor Boost
  3. Notebook improvements
  4. Visual Studio Code merge 1.38
  5. Bug fixes

Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started.