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Automatically Creating UML Database Diagrams for SQL Server

SQL Server database developers seem reluctant to use diagrams when documenting their databases. It is probably because it has, in the past, been difficult to automatically draw precisely what you want, other than a vast Entity-relationship diagram. However, you can do it without buying any third-party tool, just using some existing Java-based open-source tools; and can even automate it entirely, using SQL and PowerShell. Phil Factor shows how.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/27 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: diagrams
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Unified Approach to Generating Documentation for PowerShell Cmdlets

Now, it is easy to provide professional-quality documentation for PowerShell cmdlets, and to keep it in sync when you make changes, whether they are written in PowerShell or C#. While this has always been easy to do in PowerShell, it was always painful to do in C# or VB because it meant having to build your own MAML file. Michael Sorens completes his three-part series by summarising, in a wallchart, how to go about it.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/05/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Stairway to Server Management Objects (SMO) Level 1: Concepts and Basics

Learn how to get started working with SMO and PowerShell.  Read more...
By Laerte Junior 2016/05/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: smo
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Questions About PowerShell Basics That You Were Too Shy To Ask

Developers who are already familiar with application languages will be baffled by different aspects of PowerShell to the beginner to programming. Laerte recalls his initial struggles with PowerShell and answers those questions he wished he'd found quick answers to.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/04/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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What Does the Near-Future of PowerShell & SQL Server Look Like? An Interview with Ken Van Hyning

Ken Van Hyning is the Engineering Manager for the SQL Server tools, including SQLPS.  Read more...
By Aaron Nelson 2016/04/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powershell
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Powershell To Get Active Directory Users And Groups into SQL!

Use Powershell to query AD for Users, Groups and GroupMembers  Read more...
By Lowell Izaguirre 2016/03/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powershell
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Is PowerShell Intimidating?

Today we have a guest editorial from Andy Warren that asks if the rest of you are intimidated by PowerShell.  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2016/03/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Documenting SQL Server with PowerShell

SQL Server instances are generally poorly-documented. How easily can you tell if something has changed? How easily can you check that there is adequate space for growth? Are you up-to-date with licenses? What errors are happening? Who has accessing the system? Before PowerShell, it was difficult to be on top of all this. Now you can, with the help of Sander's database documenter.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/03/17 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Documenting SQL Server with PowerShell: PosH VC

Virtual Chapter meeting, Mar 16, 12pm EST. Documentation is mostly overlooked and only comes up when a problem arises. What if you'd have a tool or method to generate documentation for all your database servers? In this session, Sander Stad will show you show how easy it is to use PowerShell to retrieve information from your servers. He'll detail what can be used to document your servers, how to retrieve the information and what should be documented. In the end you no longer have an excuse not to document your servers.  Read more...
By Press Release 2016/03/15 | Source: PASS | Category: virtual chapters
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Open Source SQLPS

There is a request to open source SQLPS from Microsoft. Steve Jones comments.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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How to Build and Deploy Azure IaaS VMs with PowerShell

The whole point of using a cloud service is to be able to use it intensively for a brief period just when it is needed and then clear out all your work when you've finished. This means automation to make the process as quick and easy as possible. It is likely to mean creating a VM, provisioning it from scratch and spinning it up using PowerShell. Relax, grab the popcorn, and let Adam Bertram show you how he does it in Azure.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/18 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: azure iaas vm
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The PoSh DBA - Towards the Re-usable PowerShell Script

When starting out with PowerShell, it is hard to escape from the detail to work out the best strategy for creating scripts. Laerte Junior explains how, when and why it pays to think in terms of versatile functions to meet varying demands.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/02/01 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Using PowerShell for SQL Server Replication Tracking

Tim Smith shows how using PowerShell can be an effective way to track SQL Server snapshot and transactional replication counts for sources and destinations.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/28 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: powershell
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Documenting Your PowerShell Binary Cmdlets

Whereas it is easy to provide inline documentation for a normal scripted PowerShell cmdlet or function so as to provide comprehensive help at the command-line or IDE, the same isn't true of binary cmdlets written in C#. At last, there is an open-source utility to assist with this that is being actively maintained and updated. At last, binary cmdlets need no longer be the poor cousins of scripted cmdlets in their documentation  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/18 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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PowerShell Tool Time: Building Help

Learn how you can customize the help for your library of scripts in this edition of PowerShell Tool Time.  Read more...
By Mike Fal 2016/01/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powershell
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The PoSh DBA - Using the Basic PowerShell Paradigms

PowerShell is like any computer language: you must understand the paradigms, the constructs, and the way it is designed to work to get the most value from it. It is no good just translating 'sausage-string' procedural algorithms. To demonstrate how Powersahell should be used as its' creators intended, Laerte Junior shows the difference between PowerShell problem-solving with, and without, PowerShell paradigms.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/01/01 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 11: SQL Server Maintenance Using SQL PowerShell

This level will demonstrate simple techniques to perform a few important SQL Server maintenance tasks using PowerShell. We'll barely scratch the surface of what's possible but I hope it will whet your appetite.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2015/12/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Stairway to SQL PowerShell Level 10: Getting data in and out of SQL Server using SQL Server PowerShell

In this level we will look at ways of getting data into and out of SQL Server. We will specifically look at the Database object and a cmdlet Invoke-Sqlcmd or Invoke-SqlCmd2. To get data in, we are going to leverage a PowerShell script that uses SMO to put data into a predefined table in SQL Server.  Read more...
By Ben Miller 2015/12/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Doing a SQL Server Healthcheck via PowerShell

PowerShell is an ideal tool for doing health-checks of a collection of SQL Server instances, and there are several examples around, but few acknowledge the fact that individual DBAs have their own priorities for tests, and need something easily changed to suit circumstances. Omid Afzalalghom's Healthcheck allows tests to be SQL or PowerShell and requires only adding, altering or deleting files in directories.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/12/01 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: healthcheck
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Automating Your SQL Server Best Practice Reports: The Document

If you're making a report from table-based data, an MS Word document is often a good option. In the second part of his introduction to SQL Server best-practice monitoring, Laerte Junior shows how to use PowerShell scripts to create a Word-based report with colour-coded alerts where there are problems or best practices aren't being followed.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2015/11/12 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: powershell
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