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.


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, Nov 21 2012 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Leveraging the Cloud with Sync Framework for SQL Azure
SQL Azure Data Sync provides SQL Server 2012 Database functionality as a utility service, hosted in the cloud. This can provide many benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead. However, some real power can come from combining your existing on-premise SQL Server solutions with cloud-based systems, using Data Sync for SQL Azure to transfer data between cloud and premise systems seamlessly. In this talk, Andrew will demonstrate how you can synchronize existing on-premise databases with other cloud or premises databases leveraging a host of empowering benefits that make adopting the cloud the best decision you've made all year.

Speaker: Andrew Ball
Andrew Ball is an Adelaide-based SQL Server consultant, and has been involved in a number of enterprise-level projects across a variety of SQL Server platforms including SQL Server 2012, with expertise in Master Data Services, SSIS and Tabular Analysis Services. His particular interest has been on providing lightweight Single Page Applications as Software as a Service (SAAS) implementations for the IPad, Galaxy and Surface. He is also a director of Netvision Pty Ltd, Cloud Pro Pty Ltd and Phytovision Pty Ltd, companies providing global e-commerce distribution of beauty and haircare brands Ecokid, Phytostem, Abache and Colourpro across Europe, North America and Australasia.


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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