I’ll be speaking at SQL Saturday #31 in Chicago this weekend. I’m presenting a PowerShell for Data Professionals session. This is based off a previous session but does include some new content. If you’ve seen the session before, there will be something new and the demos will hopefully transition a little smoother. I’m working with PowerShell automation every day at work and am still discovering new tricks and finding new targets for automation.
Here are some details on the session:
The first time that I saw PowerShell I hated it. I thought it was complicated and stupid. After trying a couple of scripts I gave up on PowerShell. Then Windows 7 (and it’s nice script editor) was released and a light went on. My session takes you through Power Shell basics and then I put it in action automating tasks DBAs do daily and showing you how to check servers for some common worst practices.
There are a lot of excellent speakers at this SQL Saturday. I hope to see you there.