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Announcing the New PowerShell Virtual Chapter of PASS!

pass_logo_thumbWe are very excited to announce the new PowerShell Virtual Chapter of PASS!  What is a Virtual ChapterPASS Virtual Chapters are forums where SQL Server Professionals from around the world can communicate with others who have similar interests and face similar challenges.  Think of it this way, PASS Chapters unite the SQL Server Community from a geographical perspective, Virtual Chapters unite the community based on common interests in a specific discipline.

What will the new PowerShell Virtual Chapter do?  Our primary mission is holding Live Meetings every month featuring free training from around the world.  We plan to archive the presentations for you to watch on demand and highlight articles and blogs that will interest our members.  This Virtual Chapter is headed up by top professionals from around the US: Ben Miller ( blog | twitter ), Chad Miller [no relation that I’m aware of] ( blog | twitter ), Lars Rasmussen ( blog | twitter ), Peter Schott ( blog | twitter ), and Aaron Nelson ( blog | twitter ).

 We will start things off next Wednesday with our first presentation. Here is the schedule through the end of the year.  Smile We are currently looking for speakers for next year.

Wednesday October 20th 12 pm EDT (GMT-4) – Presenter Chad Miller
Wednesday November 17th 1 pm EST (GMT -5) – Presenter Aaron Nelson
Wednesday December 15th 1 pm EST (GMT -5) – Presenter Peter Schott

Chad Miller will get us started with an introduction to PowerShell as a command line for one-off tasks or automation in the DBA world. Basic PS principles and syntax will be covered. Get your proverbial DBA feet wet with a tool that can make your database and sysadmin life better than it was before! Bigger, stronger, faster. (Cue Bionic Man theme)

Chad Miller
Chad hails from the land of rocket launches, oranges, and alligators where he started the Tampa PowerShell User Group. Chad is the DBA for SQL Server and Manager of Database Administration for a shop supporting SQL Server, Oracle, and Informix, acts as coordinator for the SQL Server PowerShell Extensions CodePlex project, and maintains an active blog at http://sev17.com/author/chad-miller/ .

How do I attend? Registration for the event is now open.
*When you register you’ll get a calendar reminder for the event.