2. October 2014 11:20

Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with WARDY IT Solutions

by Wardy IT

October 14 is Ada Lovelace Day, an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. And WARDY IT Solutions - Australia’s leading SQL Server consultants, trainers and business intelligence specialists - is hosting Tech Girls Movement founder, Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, to share how the Tech Girls Movement helps companies to diversify their IT workforces and create better technology for society.

Ada Lovelace Day allows us to celebrate women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths by recognising inspirational women.

WARDY IT Solutions is hosting a Free afternoon tea to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day.  The event will be held on Tuesday October 14 from 2.30pm – 4.30pm in the North Stradbroke Island Room, Level 28 of Microsoft's offices at 400 George St, Brisbane. It's free but please RSVP here.

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1. October 2014 18:43

September 2014 SQL Server Newsletter

by Wardy IT

The September 2014 edition of the WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server newsletter is now available here.

This newsletter includes:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Azure VM Images Optimized for Transactional and DW Workloads
  • SQL Server 2014 Training

A full archive of SQL Server newsletters can be found here.

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31. July 2014 23:55

Finalist 2014 MAPA Data Platform Partner of the Year

by Wardy IT

WARDY IT Solutions – Finalist 2014 MAPA SQL Server Data Platform Partner of the Year

WARDY IT Solutions has been selected as a 2014 MAPA Data Platform Partner of the Year Finalist out of a national field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on the Microsoft SQL Server platform.

This prestigious award recognises WARDY IT Solutions standing as a global leader for innovative Microsoft SQL Server solutions.

The 21 categories of the MAPA programme recognise Microsoft Partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during FY14.

The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) recognises the best of breed Microsoft Partners each year. WARDY IT Solutions been awarded a prestigious MAPA award since 2009; reconfirming WARDY IT Solutions as Australia's leading SQL Server consultants, trainers and Business Intelligence specialists.

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31. July 2014 23:49

July 2014 SQL Server Newsletter

by Wardy IT

The July 2014 edition of the WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server newsletter is now available here.

This newsletter includes:

  • SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool
  • Optimizing Query Plans with SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2014 Training

A full archive of SQL Server newsletters can be found here.

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8. July 2014 06:43

RIP SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2

by Wardy IT

The 8th of July 2014 is #sqlseverRIPDay and is the Mainstream Support End Date for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. You can find out more about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy for SQL Server here.

Listed below is the Mainstream Support End Dates for the current legacy versions of SQL Server:

  • SQL Server 2008 R2 - 8th July 2014
  • SQL Server 2008 - 8th July 2014
  • SQL Server 2005 - 12 April 2011
  • SQL Server 2000 - 8 April 2008 

If you haven’t yet migrated to SQL Server 2012 and 2014 then now is the perfect time to start planning this migration.

WARDY IT Solutions is offering a complimentary half-day upgrade assessment workshop onsite at your office including lunch to assist you upgrade your legacy SQL Server environment to an environment that is in main stream support. To learn more about how you can benefit from this upgrade assessment contact WARDY IT Solutions today.

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2. July 2014 22:01

Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Big Data

by Wardy IT

WARDY IT Solutions, Australia’s leading Microsoft SQL Server specialists is proud to announce that it is the global winner of the HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2014 in Big Data.

The HP and Microsoft Outstanding Frontline Partner award honours global partners for delivering innovative solutions that directly address customer challenges. The award winners for 2014 will be recognised at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference this July in Washington, DC.

Winning this Global Award for the second year in a row reinforces WARDY IT Solutions as the true leader in Microsoft SQL Server Big Data, Data Platform and Business Intelligence solutions in Asia Pacific.

The award is testament to how WARDY IT Solutions is enabling businesses to gain greater insight into data assets and enabling faster and more accurate business decisions to be made.

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25. June 2014 12:55

June 2014 SQL Server Newsletter

by Wardy IT

The June 2014 edition of the WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server newsletter is now available here.

This newsletter includes:

A full archive of SQL Server newsletters can be found here

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24. May 2014 21:54

May 2014 SQL Server Newsletter

by Wardy IT

The May 2014 edition of the WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server newsletter is now available here.

 

This newsletter includes:

  • Leverage In-Memory OLTP
  • How to Cluster SQL Server Analysis Services
  • SQL Server Healthcheck

 

A full archive of SQL Server newsletters can be found here.

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11. May 2014 19:27

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 & Business Intelligence Launch

by Wardy IT

Register today to secure your spot at the Launch of SQL Server 2014 and Power BI for Office 365 in Australia.

 

With the latest wave of innovation in Microsoft's unified data platform this launch event will show you how you can drive real business impact.

 

You will have the opportunity to learn in detail how the latest technologies such as in-memory OLTP, modern data warehousing, self-service BI, Windows Azure and Hadoop based big data solutions are relevant to your business. You'll also see demonstrations of how staff in your organisation can use Power BI to make better business decisions every day.

 

Space at these exclusive events is limited so please reserve your spot today:

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19. March 2014 05:33

SQL Server 2014 Released

by Wardy IT

Today SQL Server 2014 has been released. Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of SQL Server 2014 and it will be generally available on the 1st of April 2014.

SQL Server 2014 is the core-foundation of the Microsoft data platform and delivers breakthrough performance for mission-critical applications, using in-memory technologies, faster insights from any data to any user in familiar tools like Excel, and a resilient platform for building, deploying, and managing solutions that span on-premises and cloud.

If you are looking to get up to speed with this next release of SQL Server, SQL Server 2014 then look no further than WARDY IT Solutions.

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