PowerShell VC of PASS Sessions today!

Yes I realize that this is late notice, sorry about that.  I promise to do better next month.

Today the PowerShell Virtual Chapter of PASS is hosting TWO sessions from two different PowerShell MVPs, Jeff Hicks & Chrissy LeMaire.  Details are below, and please check out our bonus session next week for PowerShell MVP Jim Christopher!

  • Carpe Scriptum! Make the PowerShell ISE Work for You
  • Simplifying SQL Server Migrations with PowerShell
  • Stupid PowerShell Tricks


Today, May 14 2015 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)

Carpe Scriptum! Make the PowerShell ISE Work for You

Hopefully you know that when it comes to writing PowerShell scripts and tools, you should be using at least the PowerShell ISE. If you are, odds are you are spending too much time writing PowerShell commands. In this presentation you will learn a how to get the most out of the PowerShell ISE. From snippets, to customizing the look and feel, to creating your own add-ons you’ll be eager to open up the ISE and get started.

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6273648787240865794

Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Certified Trainer and an IT veteran with over 20 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency. He works today as an independent author, trainer and consultant. Jeff writes the popular Prof. PowerShell column for MPCMag.com and is a regular contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase and 4SysOps.


Today, May 14 2015 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)

Simplifying SQL Server Migrations with PowerShell

Imagine migrating SQL Server databases, logins, jobs, operators, and other SQL Server components with just a single command; this is what PowerShell can do for you. In this session, I’ll discuss the reasons DBA’s migrate SQL Server instances, some of the tools and techniques that are used, and the objects that are most commonly migrated, along with considerations that must be made for each. Then, I’ll perform a few migrations using PowerShell scripts available within my sqlmigration repository on github (https://github.com/ctrlbold/sqlmigration). Code specifics and current limitations will also be discussed.

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7505303020896477186

Chrissy LeMaire is a Microsoft PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as the SQL Server DBA for NATO Special Ops in Belgium. She is also an avid scripter, and has used PowerShell since she was first introduced to Monad in 2005 at the Microsoft PDC in Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University. In her spare time, she explores Trappist breweries in Belgium with her wife and maintains RealCajunRecipes.com with her mom and best friend.

Friday, May 22nd 2015 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)

Stupid PowerShell Tricks

Let’s face it – I’m no SQL guy, and you’re no .NET developer. But that just means there is a ton we can learn from each other.

Come spend an hour hearing and sharing practical, time-saving PowerShell hacks you can start using today. Start taking your one-liners and turn it into a crisp, clean, reusable PowerShell!

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/43616893254141697

Jim Christopher
Jim gained 18 years of professional experience developing complex software projects in highly regulated industries, including education, gaming, and defense. His professional drive is designing software, systems, and user experiences for automation, a theme that has earned him a two-time Microsoft MVP for PowerShell (2011..2015). Jim is a frequent speaker at technical user groups and conferences.

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