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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


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 Scriptinghttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/dd742419.aspx
FREE E-books: http://www.hofferle.com/list-of-free-powershell-ebooks/ http://blogs.technet.com/b/pstips/archive/2014/05/26/free-powershell-ebooks.aspx
The VBScript-to-Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide http://technet.microsoft.com/library/ee221101.aspx
Don Jones’ "Learn 'Something' in a Month of Lunches" books are very good. 
I have this one. http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Windows-PowerShell-Month-Lunches/dp/1617290211
For real world examples, I recommended: http://sqlserverpowershell.com/
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/bb410849.aspx
Finally, The Stairway to SQL PowerShell looks like one of the easiest ways to start. http://www.sqlservercentral.com/stairway/9…