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Chad Miller

Chad Miller is a Senior Manager of Database Administration at Raymond James Financial. Chad has worked with Microsoft SQL Server since 1999 and has been automating administration tasks using Windows Powershell since 2007. Chad is the Project Coordinator/Developer of the Powershell-based Codeplex project SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX). Chad leads the Tampa Powershell User Group and is a frequent speaker at users groups, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps.

Archives: February 2010

Suncoast Technology Forum Tech Fest Event 2010

I presented a 30 minute session at Suncoast Technology Forum Tech Fest on Windows Scripting Automation with Powershell: "This session will provide an introduction to Powershell for IT Pros seeking to automate administration tasks. Specific topics covered configuring Powershell, tips and tricks to help you get started with Powershell…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 26 February 2010

The T-SQL Hammer

The over-reliance on a familiar tool is best described with the quote, “if all you have is hammer, everything looks like nail” and for database professionals this means using or sometimes misusing T-SQL. Whenever database administrators are presented with a scripting problem they instinctively reach for good-old-familiar T-SQL.  And why… Read more

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Posted in Chad Miller on 16 February 2010

Providing Online Help for Powershell Modules

As a finishing touch for the SQL Server Powershell Extensions 2.0 Release I wanted to provide an online version of the help documentation I created from both comment-based and MAML formats. I had two requirements I need to be able to automatically convert comment-based and MAML-based help into static HTML… Read more

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Posted in Chad Miller on 2 February 2010

The Powershell V1 to V2 Conversion

This post is about my experience converting the CodePlex project, SQL Server Powershell Extensions (SQLPSX) Powershell V1 function libraries into PowerShell V2 Advanced functions within modules. 

In order to provide context for people reading this blog post a quick timeline is needed:

  • Powershell V1 was released in November 2006
  • SQLPS,…

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Posted in Chad Miller on 1 February 2010