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August 2018 - Quest SQL Server Tools Overview

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Welcome to SQL Social.

We regularly meet on the First Wednesday of the Month. If you have a topic you'd like to present then send me a note here and we'll get you scheduled in

Food, Drinks will be provided!

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below). Networking

At SQL Social, our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.

This Month's Speaker and Topic

On behalf of our sponsors, Quest, Alfred Lang - Quest SQL Server Tools Overview

Alf ( is a systems consultant for Quest Software, with 20 years of IT experience, specializing in databases and applications.

He has been with Quest Software (known for a period of time as Dell Software) since 1999 and worked on the development teams for many Quest products, including SQL Navigator, Spotlight on Oracle and Spotlight on Oracle RAC as a QA analyst and DBA.

This presentation is aimed at helping SQL Server professionals increase their productivity, reduce the costs of maintaining SQL Server environments and helping to protect your data. Using Quest’s tools, DBA’s have been able to cut their workload by up to 80% and focus on adding value to their businesses.

Quest’s industry-leading SQL Server software solutions allow you to:
• Simplify performance management
• Accelerate backup and recovery
• Centralize administration
• Manage and monitor single/multiple database platforms
• Promote collaboration across teams

Our Sponsors:

LobsterPot Solutions ( is a specialist SQL Server consultancy. Founded in 2008 we specialise in Data Platform and Business Intelligence including Data Warehousing and Reporting technologies. LobsterPot Solutions also has a strong focus on training with most of our consultants being Microsoft Certified Trainers who regularly present at local and international events. This combination allows us to offer advice, mentoring and customised training as part of our standard service offering.

At Quest (, our purpose is to solve complex problems with simple solutions. We accomplish this with a philosophy focused on great products, great service and an overall goal of being simple to do business with. Our vision is to deliver technology that eliminates the need to choose between efficiency and effectiveness, which means you and your organization can spend less time on IT administration and more time on business innovation.

Pluralsight ( is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at and join the @pluralsight community on Twitter.

See you there!
The Royal Melbourne Hotel
629 Bourke Street · Melbourne
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