Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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14 March 2006

Peter Ward in Adelaide last week

It was great to have Peter Ward come and speak to the SQL User Group last week. Peter spoke about SMO, and did a great job. I think a lot of people learned a lot of stuff, which is just what we want from these meetings.

You can listen, watch and read to the presentation using the following links:

Audio and screen (49MB)

Audio only (16MB):

Slides, code, etc (much smaller):

They were recorded with Camtasia, which although doesn't give the feedback-ability of LiveMeeting, seems to be very effective at making a nice recording.

We had just over 40 people come along, which is really good.

Next month, Geoff Orr, talking about backups!