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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22 November 2005

SQL2005 blogs and January session

I was talking to Shankar Pal today at the Ready Launch event in Adelaide. He's a Program Manager for SQL Server. I checked out his log when I got back to work, and there's lots of interesting stuff there. Most interesting (I think) is the links to other blogs on the side. Shankar doesn't blog very much, but when he does, it seems to be worth reading. On the other hand, some of the blogs he links to seem to have a bunch of pretty useful information.

These days I read a bunch of blogs, and most of the time, I read it, mark it read, and don't think about it much more. I get the feeling that the people that I come across through Shankar's linked blogs will have me reading the blogs and then doing a bunch of extra investigation before marking the thing as read. That's cool. :)

Also... Met a few people today who were interested in how to upgrade to SQL2005. I think we might have a session on that in the User Group in January. What do you guys think?