I know that most of you have used or heard about using PowerShell, but I am sure that you have things you could learn about using PowerShell in your DBA career. This mastery session is meant to get you closer to mastery of PowerShell for the DBA. I will cover 3 modules: DBAtools module, SQLServer module and the ImportExcel module. In these modules you have a wealth of commands and tools that will help you get more out of your day, using less clicks. The trick is not knowing that these things exist, but understanding the possiblities and patterns that exist in each module. You will learn about the commonalities in the DBAtools module that make it very simple to get the most out of this one. You will learn about some hidden gems in the SQLServer module and why you should care to learn everything you can about it. The ImportExcel module does not have a lot of commands but the commands available are amazing and will allow you to do things very simply without requiring Excel. There will also be a mix of deployment options using PowerShell as well. SSIS project deployment will also be covered. Join me at SQL Saturday Oregon and learn what your next steps are with PowerShell. You will absolutely love it.
Tips and Tricks for the PowerShell DBA
With environments growing and people hiring is lessening, you have to get some tools in your toolbelt to get you ahead of the game. These tips will cover both PowerShell and SQLServer PowerShell tricks. Some of the tips are directly related to performance and others about using features of SMO/SQLServer to get things done faster and more efficiently. Join me for a great session on getting things done.