Adelaide SQL Server User Group


Welcome to the Adelaide PASS group - covering SQL Server and every aspect of the Microsoft Data Platform and Data Analytics space. You can find us on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at the Microsoft offices, Level 12, 147 Pirie St.

There's a link below to get on the mailing list.

We use EventBrite for meeting registrations - please look at for a list of our meetings.

Previously, we used, and you can see an archive of events on that site - but the Adelaide mailing list from there hasn't been used for some time.


Get on our mailing list by clicking here!

Our next event

Our next meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month. We use EventBrite for registrations, so please register at

Our next meeting is: Wed, May 16 2018 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Introducing the Common Data Service for Analytics
The Common Data Service for Analytics (CDS for Analytics) is a new capability coming in preview to Power BI this summer… um, this winter? Coming in preview to Power BI in Q3 of 2018. Yes, that should do. I honestly didn’t expect that to be so complicated. CDS for Analytics extends the capabilities of Power BI with out-of-the-box insights and integration with business applications through the Common Data Model. In this session, Power BI will introduce CDS for Analytics capabilities and architecture and demonstrate CDS for Analytics datapools in the Power BI portal and Power BI Desktop.

Speaker: Matthew Roche
Matthew Roche is a Senior Program Manager on the Cloud + Enterprise team, working on information management and data source discovery. Before joining Microsoft in 2008, Matthew was a business intelligence consultant and trainer and a Microsoft SQL Server MVP.

There is always stuff going on in the PASS community. For more information about these events, please contact the group leader, Rob Farley (try emailing through


PASS provides the Adelaide SQL Server User Group with this website and other miscellaneous resources. The Adelaide SQL Server User Group is an official PASS Chapter.
Microsoft provides the Adelaide SQL Server User Group with a venue in which to meet!
LobsterPot Solutions provides the Adelaide SQL Server User Group with the catering, the services of Rob Farley and others for hosting and finding presenters, and all the necessary admin effort.


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