Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My upcoming speaking calendar

If you work in an organization that is finding it increasingly difficult to allow SQL Server database administrators unfettered sysadmin access to your Production servers, then you have four opportunities to hear me speak about how to control this type of access.

PASS Healthcare Virtual Chapter
August 21, 2014
http://healthcare.sqlpass.org/

MagicPASS 
September 17, 2014
http://magicpass.sqlpass.org/

SQL Saturday #318 in Orlando, FL 
September 27, 2014
http://www.sqlsaturday.com/viewsession.aspx?sat=318&sessionid=21152

Training on the T's
October 7, 2014
http://www.pragmaticworks.com/LearningCenter/FreeTrainingWebinars/FutureWebinars.aspx?ResourceId=692


Sunday, August 3, 2014

How do I get started with PowerShell?

My co-workers recently asked me how to get started with PowerShell.  
Many of them are still writing VBScript and I am VERY willing to help them stop writing VBScript.

So, I sent the following to them. Most of which is FREE.

Windows PowerShell Scripting


FREE E-books:


The VBScript-to-Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide

Don Jones’ "Learn 'Something' in a Month of Lunches" books are very good. 
I have this one.

For real world examples, I recommended:
Finally, The Stairway to SQL PowerShell looks like one of the easiest ways to start.
This is not meant to be a complete list because I didn't want to overwhelm them. You can always find more with your favorite search engine.
I'm hoping this post will help someone else get started with PowerShell.