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, Oct 17 2012 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Developers Are from Mars, Report Servers Are from Venus
At first, you loved working with Reporting Services, but now the honeymoon's over. What good are charts and tables when Reporting Services won't tell you what's wrong, renders too slow, and messes up your layout? You may be thinking about seeing other reporting products, but don't give up. In this couples therapy for you and Reporting Services, rekindle your passion by reviewing how reports perform best, seeing what the report server has been trying to tell you (but you haven't been listening), and discovering new and simple tricks you never knew your reports could do. You'll learn about the following and more: • Dealing with blank extra pages • Designing reports for high performance • Powerful properties for precise layout and appearance • Troubleshooting using the execution log After this session, you'll want to spend some time alone with your new old flame.

Speaker: Doug Lane
Doug Lane is the founder of SQL Theater, a company specializing in helping junior developers and public speakers. Doug has over 15 years' experience in IT and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Production. In addition to presenting at conferences, SQL Saturdays, and user group meetings, Doug also blogs and produces video training courses.


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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