Adelaide Data & Analytics 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, Apr 15 2020 12:30 to 14:30 in Adelaide.

Database administration through the ages
You're a lone DBA and you've heard all the buzzwords about Linux and Azure and containers, and it's all a bit overwhelming. Are you really missing out? Join me on an exploration of what it means to be a DBA in the modern era, and how your existing skills can be leveraged, no matter the platform. Maintenance plans, monitoring, even disaster recovery all work in pretty much the same way across Windows, Linux, Azure SQL DB, and containers. Then when you go back to work, you will have a starting point on how to modernize your existing environment and future-proof your career.

Speaker: Randolph West
Randolph West (they / them), founder of Born SQL, is an independent IT consultant, speaker, author, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP who solves problems with technology. They specialise in SQL Server performance tuning, disaster recovery, and migrations from really old versions, with an emphasis on implementing best practices. Randolph has presented at PASS Summit, SQLBits, and many SQL Saturdays. They lead the Calgary PASS User Group, and are the founder of the Calgary Data User Group. You can also find Randolph acting and directing on screen or the stage, or annoying people on Twitter. Do not trust Randolph around chocolate.


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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