The Information Worker

January 27, 2009

New SQL User Group in Sydney

Filed under: Brisbane SharePoint Users Group — adamclark @ 6:39 pm

Last Friday I attended the Microsoft User Group Leader Symposium in Sydney.  It was an interesting day with topics discussed from MS Press and cross group presentations to the ever important topics of speakers and budget.

All in all I found it a great day to hang out and get to know my fellow User Group leaders around the country.  These are all great guys who give of their time and money for free, spend many hours talking online with people and who are just good people!

But also in following up from the user groups I met Victor Isakov (Sydney) who is starting a New SQL Users Group.  Below is a breif blub on his user group:

Victor Isakov (MCT, MCITP, MCM, SQL Ranger) is starting a new SQL Server User Group Meeting during lunchtimes in the Sydney CBD. It will run on the 1st Wednesday of every month, from 12:30 to 14:30, at Westpac Place.


This new user group will focus more on best practices, optimization, design and implementation – areas specifically geared towards the corporate sector. The meetings will be of high quality that you would typically see at conferences such as Microsoft Tech Ed, SQL PASS or SQL Connections. A number of industry experts and Microsoft personnel have committed to presenting at this new user group in 2009.


The meetings of this new user group will rotate through 3 core themes:


  • Database Administrator (DBA) Focuses on the responsibilities of the Database Administrator, covering areas such as disaster recovery, management, performance tuning, security and operational excellence.
  • Database Developer (DBD) Focuses on the responsibilities of the Database Developer, covering areas such as query writing, query tuning, indexing strategies, locking architecture and database design.
  • Database Architect (ARC) Focuses on the responsibilities of the Database Architect, covering areas such as high-availability, storage, consolidation / virtualization and scalability.

The details for the new SQL Server User Group are as follows:



12:30 to 14:30


12:30 – 13:00: Registration / Networking

13:00 – 13:15: News / Case Studies

13:15 – 14:30: Presentation


Westpac Place

275 Kent St, Sydney, NSW 2000‎


4th Feb, 4th Mar, 1st Apr, 6th May, 3rd Jun, 1st Jul, 5th Aug, 2nd Sep, 7th Oct, 4th Nov, 2nd Dec


So if your going to be in Syndey for Victor’s new SQL Server Group make sure you get along and support our UG Communities!


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