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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15 December 2005

Today's SQL UG meeting

Today we had David Lean's presentation on the SQL Server Execution Environment. It was good. Made me wish I'd seen it before the exam I did yesterday. But that's fine. The talk was still good.

I find that I don't get to pay as much attention in the meetings now that I run them. I feel like I'm the host, and having to make sure that things are running okay. Still, I got to meet a few new people, which was good. And we had a big turn out. We got about 40 (I did a quick head-count quite late, and it was just under 40 then, and I think some people had already had to leave).

I'm going to locate the content and post it somewhere. We didn't end up webcasting it out, due to technical difficulties. But we'll keep trying, and I'm sure we'll get it right one day.

Next month we have Jeremy Huppatz talking about Upgrading to SQL2005. If you want to come along, go to :)