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, Aug 19 2015 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Database Professional life made easier with SQL Server 2016 - Query Store and LQS
The DBA always faces challenges in troubleshooting live performance issues. In SQL Server 2016, two new features are introduced to help a DBA to be more productive. The Query Store is a feature that will help in visualizing what is happening with your executing queries, which otherwise is hard to collect with DMVs. The UI rich interface makes it easier to troubleshoot live scenarios as well as collect data for troubleshooting. The magic just does not end with watching but actually using this to play around with execution plans. Have you ever felt a need to see the execution plan when executing a query while troubleshooting? Live Query Statistics helps you view the live execution plan rather than waiting till end of the execution of query to see the execution plan. You will never have to wait again to say where your query execution is hurting.

Speaker: Manohar Punna
Manohar Punna is an SQL Geek and Vice President of DataPlatformGeeks by passion and a Data Platform Consultant by profession. He is a speaker at various SQL Server Day events and user groups, SQL Saturday events, SQLBits and SSGAS / DPS conferences. He has authored over 150 blogs and has written a One DMV a Day series which is a longest one day series on any topic on SQL Server till date.


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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