Do you like PowerShell? SQL Server? Are you anywhere close to Chattanooga TN? Then don’t miss this SQL Saturday, June 25th 2016.
I’m giving two sessions (yes two for the price of one!). The first session will be PowerShell 201. It covers advanced concepts you need to know, such as debugging, remoting, security, and code signing.
The second session will educate on using PowerShell with SQL Server. We’ll cover the use of the SQL Provider (SQLPS) as well as the more advanced SQL Management Object library (SMO).
You’ll find the full schedule here, as well as links to register, directions, and the like.
Best of all, my demos are already uploaded, so you can download early and play along during the presentation!
I’ll mention Chattanooga is a great vacation town, so bring your whole family. There’s a huge aquarium, discovery museum, Lookout Mountain, and tons of attractions to keep them occupied while you’re having fun at SQL Saturday.
This Saturday, June 27 2015, I will be at SQL Saturday #410 in Chattanooga, TN. I’ll be presenting a session “Zero to Hero with PowerShell and SQL Server”, in which we’ll start with the basics of PowerShell, then move into working with SQL Server via the PS SQL Provider.
This is going to be an extremely fast paced session, so you may wish to download the code samples ahead of time. I have already uploaded the samples to the event site. Just go to the Sessions menu, Schedule, and you’ll see a bit download button under the session. As of right now I’m the last session of the day, in room 219, but that is subject to change so be sure to check the schedule upon arrival.
Be warned, there is far more code in the download then we’ll be able to cover in a one hour session. It is well commented though, and you should be able to understand it after the session.
If you are looking for even more PowerShell goodness, my friend Aaron Nelson ( @sqlvariant | blog ) is doing a PowerShell for Data Professionals just after lunch. Our two sessions should work well together for those interested in using PowerShell in the world of SQL Server.
Hope to see you there!
At SQL Saturday Nashville, on January 17 2015, I presented “So You Think MDX is Hard?”. Unfortunately the SQL Saturday website is having issues with code samples, so I have uploaded the presentation to my Technet Code site. You will find it at http://bit.ly/acmdx
Inside are three files, a PDF of the slide deck, the MDX script I ran, and the analysis services database as a backup file (abf) that you can restore to a server on which you have administrative rights. This sample was created in SQL Server 2012, although should work on 2014 and (although I haven’t tested) should work on 2008R2.
I just wanted to give a thanks to the guys at the PowerScripting Podcast for having me on tonight. As soon as it is released I’ll follow up with a link.
For those who came here from hearing me on the podcast, you can find more info on SQL Saturday at: http://bit.ly/sqlsat328
If you want to find out more about my sessions at the PASS Summit, you can jump to http://bit.ly/acsummit. My co-presenters for the precon are Brad Ball @sqlballs and Jason Strate @stratesql.
The Pragmatic Works webinars can be found on the company website at http://pragmaticworks.com. Just follow the Free Training on the T’s to get access to the webinars. You can search by author name (Robert Cain will get you mine) or topic.
My other training videos can be found on Pluralsight, http://pluralsight.com/training.
I also have a youtube channel with a couple of videos, https://www.youtube.com/user/arcanecode. Check out the Column Mode Editing video for a quick editing tip on making your life easier with both PowerShell and SQL Server.
Just wanted to let folks know I’ll be doing presentations at two upcoming events.
The first is SQL Saturday #145 in Nashville. That’s this weekend, October 13th. I’ll be giving my “Introduction to Data Warehousing / Business Intelligence” presentation. Here is the slide deck I’ll be using: introtodatawarehousing.pdf
My second presentation will be October 27 in Atlanta at PowerShell Saturday #003. Yep, the PowerShell guys are taking the Saturday concept and kicking off a series of PowerShell Saturdays. This is only the third, but I see many more coming in the future.
At PowerShell Saturday I’ll be presenting “Make SQL Server Pop with PowerShell”. I’ll cover both the SMO and SQL Provider during this session.
Looks like it’ll be a busy October, but I’d hurry as both events are filling up so don’t wait and get registered now!
Today, September 8th 2012, I’m presenting at SQL Saturday #167 in Columbus, GA. My slides for this presentation can be found at:
The shortcuts from the slides are:
Thanks for attending!
It’s almost here! SQL Saturday #167, the first ever for Columbus GA. It looks to be quite a nice event, with a great variety of topics. There’s a lot of BI, including a PreCon on PowerPivot. I’ll be giving a presentation on Saturday on “The Decoder Ring for Data Warehousing/BI” in which you’ll cut through all the hype to get an understanding of all the words behind data warehousing and business intelligence.
This looks to be a great event, so hurry up and register before it sells out. It seems to be in the perfect location, centrally located (in other words just a few hours drive) between Birmingham, Atlanta, Montgomery, Troy and Dothan. So no more excuses, get your SQL Saturday on!