SQL Social No. 26 – Chris Benson and the Tale of the SSIS Project Deployment Model

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Our July Event is just hours away and this month we have Chris Benson back to talk to us about the SSIS Project Deployment Model.


Chris BensonChris is a Managing Consultant with C3 Solutions, who are also sponsoring tonight’s event (Thank you!). Chris specialises in data warehouse and business intelligence applications, business process management, office development and general software development.





C3_logotype_horiz_pos_V2C3 Business Solutions is an award winning Australian Information Management, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence company that delivers measurable business improvements for their clients. We are grateful for C3’s support of our community event and hope to have them onboard for future events as well.



If you haven’t yet registered for tonight’s social event, then please go here to sign up.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.



SQL Server Social Survey – We need YOUR feedback!

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After nearly a year of SQL Server Social events it’s time to get some much needed feedback.

We, the organisers of SQL Server Social, are constantly thinking of ways to make this event better, more enjoyable, more satisfying. And while we have come up with a few good ideas, we need your help to tailor this event into something that is going to make YOU want to attend time after time after time. So we created a [very short] survey to gather this feedback in a slightly more scientific way than a passing comment after a couple of beers.

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And here’s the best bit:

By completing the survey you stand a chance of winning licenses for Red Gate‘s AWESOME SQL Compare Pro AND SQL Source Control! That’s nearly $800 worth of software!!

These licenses, along with a number of other Red Gate goodies, will be given away at the next SQL Server Social event in October 2012. You need to be at the event in order to claim your prize (Details of the event to follow).

You can take the survey now by following the link below:

Take the SQL Server Social Survey Now!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will go a long way to making this a better event for everyone.


Come and Find Us …..

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For any new attendees at tonight’s SQL Server Social event, come and find the organisers (Luke and Martin) and the sponsors (LobsterPot and Avanade – they should be the easy ones with the company shirts on) with your EventBrite ticket and there could be something extra in it for you.

The aim of the evening is networking, so by having to ask around to find us you will have taken the first steps to building your own SQL Server community.

LobsterPot Solutions Sponsorship

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I’m very happy to announce that LobsterPot Solutions have kindly agreed to be a sponsor of SQL Server Social.


From the LobsterPot website:

LobsterPot Solutions is a company that is fully dedicated to supporting the SQL Server community. Its owner, Rob Farley, has supported conferences such as SQLBits and PASS, and has had significant involvement in local user groups, including running the Adelaide SQL Server User Group for over six years. He has even been appointed as an advisor to the PASS Board of Directors, and is currently running for election to become a director. This mindset is common in all LobsterPot staff, who are all recognised faces at conferences both around Australia and in the rest of the world.

With this in mind, LobsterPot Solutions is proud to be the first sponsor of the SQL Server Social events in Melbourne, and to help coordinate the events. The SQL Server community is one of the strongest technical communities around the world, and events such as SQL Server Social help strengthen it even further. If you haven’t been to one, please make a point of adding it to your diary and getting to know more of your fellow database professionals.

SQL Server Social Christmas Edition is just a couple of weeks away. So clear your calendars and make a note to attend. Then head over to registration and sign up for what promises to be our biggest event yet.

SQL Server Social No. 3 – Let the Festivities Begin!

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Can you believe it’s December already? Neither can I. And yes, I still need to go and do some shopping. Lots of it. But that’s not going to get in the way of yet another SQL Server Social!

SQL Server Social – Christmas Edition will be held in the week leading up to the Christmas break. So I hope that you all will still be around to join us for another great event. Here are some details:

SQL Server Social: Australia’s Premier SQL Server Networking event!

When           Wednesday 21st December 2011 5:30pm onwards
Where          The Sherlock Holmes Inn, 415 Collins Street, Melbourne
Registration  Free!
Duration       Till late!

Ready to join us? If so, head over to registration and get yourself signed up

If you are still not sure, you should know that we now have TWO sponsors on board! BizData & Lobsterpot Solutions, both MS SQL Server centric consultancies, have seen the potential of this event and have agreed to sponsor it. This means that food, and some drink, will be provided. A great BIG THANK YOU to both of these community driven companies!

BizData Sponsorship

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I’m very excited to announce that BizData have kindly agreed to be a sponsor of SQL Server Social!




BizData is an expert Business Intelligence services provider with a focus on enabling clients to leverage their data for better business decision making. BizData prides itself on delivering robust Business Intelligence solutions, having delivered over 200 projects to clients in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, Utilities, Health and Services industries, and provided solutions for Finance, HR, Operations, Sales, Marketing and IT departments – please see the Case Studies page for more information

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BizData is a leading Microsoft Implementation Partner and has been one of the first companies in Australia to attain Gold level specializations in Business Intelligence and Portals & Collaboration.



BizData maintains a specialisation in business and technical competencies across:

  • Financial Governance and Planning
  • Data Integration and Management
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Portals, Collaboration & Workflow
  • Application Integration

For more information, please visit www.bizdata.com.au


SQL Server Social Christmas Edition is just a couple of weeks away. So clear your calendars and make a note to attend. Then head over to registration and sign up for what promises to be our biggest event yet.