Wednesday March 8, 2017 will be presenting online for the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter. The topic is PowerShell for the DBA, Part 2 - Objects and Tools If you'd like to join us, here is the attendee link! Here's the link to part 1 of the talk, including videodownloadable scripts, and resources to learn more. Link to part 2 content on the PASS DBA Virtual Group - Meeting Archive page. Link to the event page, with video and zip of demo scripts. Hope to see you there!
I'll be presenting on POWERSHELL FOR THE DBA to the PASS DBA Virtual Chapter Sept 28, 2016, Noon Eastern Time Abstract: This webinar introduces the SQL DBA to PowerShell and how it can be used to automate many common SQL Server tasks and monitor SQL Server metrics. You will be shown the basics of PowerShell and see examples of using it to automate and monitor SQL Server more efficiently, utilizing freely available SQL PowerShell modules, including the newly available SQLServer PowerShell module released with SQL Server Management Studio 2016, and other community SQL modules. Registration link is here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7552966861613110786 Will share my powershell demo scripts and recommended PowerShell resources on my PowerShell and SQL presentation page.
Tonight I presented a hands on introduction to PowerShell for the great folks at the FlaDotNet user group. I skipped the slides and dove into PowerShell from the console and the PowerShell ISE. PowerShell scripts and referenced resources are available. UPDATE: Dave Lord documented the event with photos! Thanks Dave!
This year I'm volunteering at SQL PASS Summit 2013 as an MCT Volunteer, to assist those interested in certifying for SQL Server 2012. Being an MCT means keeping up with certifications, which means keeping up with tests, and since 2002 I've certified on SQL 2000,2005 and 2008. This May I achieved my MCSE: Data Platform this year, and working toward MCSE: Business Intelligence certification as well, with just one more test to go! If you're nervous about taking a Microsoft exam, just know you can do it, like thousands of other have. If you want help preparing to take a SQL Server exam, can you imagine a better place than the PASS Summit with thousands of smart SQL people there to help? Check out the PASS info page on MCP certification…