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, Jun 17 2015 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Don’t call me crazy, Biml is not just for BI
Biml for a DBA? Hang on a minute, Biml is for Business Intelligence developers right? A DBA is primarily responsible for the administration and day-to-day running of SQL Server environments. What does BI have to do with administration and day-to-day tasks? Environment Migrations, Environment Refreshes and DB Maintenance are just a couple of key tasks that a DBA wil need to worry about in their environment. In this session I will introduce Biml & BimlScript to the DBA outlining with a framework in place, how these tasks can be implemented in a standard and consisten fashion. With the use of some demo’s showing how Biml can make life easier for the DBA and bust he myth that Biml & BimlScript are only for Business Intelligence developers.

Speaker: Warwick Rudd
Warwick Rudd is a Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server 2008 and Principal Consultant at SQL Master Consulting. He is a frequent speaker at local SQL Server User Groups and SQLSaturday events in Australia. When not playing with the SQL stack, Warwick likes to get away to the cold and spend time snowboarding.


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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