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 each month at the Microsoft offices, Level 12, 147 Pirie St.

There's a link below to get on the mailing list. This is a mailchimp list, rather than the one that PASS handles.

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

Many years ago, 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.

Now, a quick word about privacy...

The details of event registrations are held with EventBrite, and I use that to update my EventBrite contacts, which is then used to update a mailchimp list for sending emails about the group. If you ever want to be removed from either my EventBrite contact list or the mailchimp list, please just let me know (rob at I do this for you and will do my best to keep your privacy private.


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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: Thu, Jun 13 2019 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

ISV Red Flag Radar : Assessing the Technical Quality of Vendor Apps Running on Microsoft SQL Server
This session takes you through a variety of checks against a third-party application that runs against a SQL Server database, which could be anything from a medical practice management system, a warehouse inventory system, to a laboratory information management system. Many industry verticals have their favorite ISVs, but not all of them produce well-coded, high-performance applications. By attending this session, you’ll be well prepared to more effectively evaluate a purchased application from the technology standpoint. We’ll cover a variety of topics, such as: Join the webinar to: • What are the most common database design issues in application code? How can you detect them? • What are some of the hidden performance parasites in a poorly written application and how can you find them? • What are some common security and server configuration settings that most application vendors refuse to change, even though they can greatly help performance. If you are a DBA, do you have scripts you can run to perform these checks? If you are a Dev, do you know which pitfalls to avoid? If not, then you should attend! This session takes you through a variety of demos that show what sort of anti-patters are common in applications you buy on the open market, how to detect them and, when possible, how to refactor those problems. Don’t miss out!

Speaker: Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline is a database and industry expert serving as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne, the industry leading SQL Server database tools vendor. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2003, he is a founder and former president of PASS. Kevin is an author of many books, blogger, columnist, and popular international speaker. Kevin’s best known book is the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell and contributes monthly to Database Trends & Applications magazine. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at

Download material about this presentation: Vendor Red


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 Data & Analytics User Group with this website and other miscellaneous resources. The Adelaide SQL Server User Group is an official PASS Chapter. Microsoft provides the Adelaide Data & Analytics User Group with a venue in which to meet! LobsterPot Solutions provides the Adelaide Data & Analytics 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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