17. August 2015 12:02

Outstanding Frontline Partner in Big Data

by Wardy IT

WARDY IT Solutions (http://www.wardyit.com), 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 Award for 2015 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 2015 were recognised at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.

Winning this Global Award for the third 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.

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16. August 2015 11:03

Finalist for Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award

by Wardy IT

WARDY IT Solutions has been selected as a Finalist in the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards for the Excellence in Business Insights and Data Award out of a national field of top Microsoft Partners for delivering market-leading customer solutions built on the Microsoft SQL Server and Azure platforms.

This prestigious award recognizes the solutions that WARDY IT Solutions has successfully developed for clients based on the Microsoft SQL Server Data Analytics Platform.

The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) recognises the best of breed Microsoft Partners each year. WARDY IT Solutions has won 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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12. May 2015 01:00

Database Lifecycle Management partner for Redgate Software

by Wardy IT

WARDY IT Solutions is excited to announce that we has been appointed as the first Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) partner for Redgate Software in Australia.

WARDY IT Solutions is already Australia’s' leading Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence specialists and the establishment of a DLM practice now enables us to help organisations establish continuous integration and continuous delivery practices for their databases.

Redgate software plugs into the tools application developers already use for source control, CI, and release management. The big difference is that it enables organisations to reduce risk, improve efficiency, and deliver value as part of the database lifecycle as well.

If you’d like to know more, get in touch, or visit the Redgate website.

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3. April 2015 11:47

Three SQL Server MVP's

by Wardy IT

WARDY IT Solutions is delighted to announce that we have three team members that has been awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

Henry Rooney (SQL Server Architect), Konstantin Khomyakov (Business Intelligence Consultant) and WARDY IT Solutions founder Peter Ward are only a handful of recipients in Australia of this award.

The MVP award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others and is recognition of the outstanding contributions these WARDY IT Solutions team members have made in the SQL Server technical communities.

 

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1. April 2015 17:39

March 2015 SQL Server Newsletter

by Wardy IT

The March 2015 edition of the WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server newsletter is now available here.

This newsletter includes:

  • SQL Server Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant
  • Kalen Delaney Training in Australia
  • Economic Impact of SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2014 Training

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

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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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