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.
For SQL Saturday #298 in Jacksonville, FL on May 10, 2014 I am presenting “So you think MDX is hard?”.
A lot of people have this perception that MDX is difficult. It really isn’t, when you understand what it is trying to accomplish under the hood. In this session we’ll begin with a fundamental understanding of what MDX will do for you. Then we’ll roll up our sleeves and dive into MDX code, starting from the simplest select statement and winding up building calculations you can put into your own SSAS Cubes.
You’ll find the presentation slide deck and code at:
For the SQL Saturday #285 in Atlanta, May 3rd 2014, I am presenting “Everything You Ever Knew About SSIS Is Null and Void”. You’ll find the presentation itself at:
All of the SSIS samples including the simple SSIS packages, SQL Scripts, and Slides will be available there shortly.
The main pieces of code, the SQL scripts to monitor SSIS, can also be found in my TechNet Gallery:
Thanks for attending!
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!