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Adelaide SQL Server User Group



Welcome to the Adelaide SQLPASS chapter. 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.

We use EventBrite for meeting registrations - please look at for a list of our meetings.

Previously, 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.


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, Nov 21 2012 12:00 to 14:00 in Adelaide.

Leveraging the Cloud with Sync Framework for SQL Azure
SQL Azure Data Sync provides SQL Server 2012 Database functionality as a utility service, hosted in the cloud. This can provide many benefits, including rapid provisioning, cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead. However, some real power can come from combining your existing on-premise SQL Server solutions with cloud-based systems, using Data Sync for SQL Azure to transfer data between cloud and premise systems seamlessly. In this talk, Andrew will demonstrate how you can synchronize existing on-premise databases with other cloud or premises databases leveraging a host of empowering benefits that make adopting the cloud the best decision you've made all year.

Speaker: Andrew Ball
Andrew Ball is an Adelaide-based SQL Server consultant, and has been involved in a number of enterprise-level projects across a variety of SQL Server platforms including SQL Server 2012, with expertise in Master Data Services, SSIS and Tabular Analysis Services. His particular interest has been on providing lightweight Single Page Applications as Software as a Service (SAAS) implementations for the IPad, Galaxy and Surface. He is also a director of Netvision Pty Ltd, Cloud Pro Pty Ltd and Phytovision Pty Ltd, companies providing global e-commerce distribution of beauty and haircare brands Ecokid, Phytostem, Abache and Colourpro across Europe, North America and Australasia.


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

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.


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 services of Rob Farley and others, and all the necessary administration services to run the group.