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: Thu, Sep 28 2017 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Auto Failover Groups
Automatically activated, configurable and transparent failovers to the secondary without a change in connection string are now possible on Azure SQL Database with the Public Preview of the 'Auto Failover Groups' feature. This, alongside other Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) features like Point-in-time Restore, Active Geo-Replication, Geo-Restore, Long Term Retention and Import/Export, provide a toolkit to ensure disaster readiness on the Cloud. We will review a couple of relevant reference architectures - one for singleton DBs and another for Elastic Pools. The session will also include a plan on how to perform a disaster drill for Azure SQL DB implementations.

Speaker: Rahul Venkatraj
Rahul Venkatraj is a Program Manager in Microsoft's Data Platform Group, based out of Redmond.


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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