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 the 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 21 2013 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

SQL Server Security
It is essential for anybody managing SQL Server to have a good grasp on security. I will cover the basics of Logins and Users, and issues relating to cross-server authorisation. Contained database users will be discussed, which are a new feature with SQL Server 2012.

Speaker: John Glover
John Glover has been part of the local computing scene for over 30 years. Starting as a developer, and an early adopter of C#/ASP.NET, he has gradually shifted his focus to SQL Server and SharePoint. Certified in SQL Server since 1998 (Ver 6.5), he has worked as a DBA in many state government departments including DAIS, DFEEST, DFC and DEWNR, and is currently a trainer at Academy IT in Adelaide.

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