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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: June 2011

Counting Licenses for VMs

This is old news, but I’ve had to explain SQL Server VM licensing to enough people recently that I thought I’d put together a post.

In June 2009, Microsoft released an update to SQL Server licensing which can significantly lower TCO for SQL Server instances running under VMs for  not… Read more

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Posted in Chad Miller on 28 June 2011

Tampa PowerShell Presentation

The presentation material from the Tampa PowerShell User Group 6/21/2011 meeting on PowerShell ETL is available here:


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Posted in Chad Miller on 22 June 2011

T-SQL Tuesday 19 Disasters and Recovery

This post is my contribution to T-SQL Tuesday, hosted this month by Allen Kin (blog | twitter).

A first step in any disaster recovery planning is inventorying your database servers. Although having having an up-to-date list of SQL Servers sounds simple enough the reality is in an… Read more

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Posted in Chad Miller on 14 June 2011

Tampa SharePoint Saturday 2011

I presented a 75 minute session at Tampa SharePoint Saturday on PowerShell Basics.

The presentation and demo scripts can be found here

My thanks to everyone who attended.

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Posted in Chad Miller on 11 June 2011