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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: July 2011

Using SMO Transfer Class to Script Database Objects

I’ve spent some time trying to get the SMO Transfer class to bend to my will. I want to script out all objects of a certain type or a select list of objects. As we will see a moment this was a bit a of challenge and it wasn’t until… Read more

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Posted in Chad Miller on 25 July 2011

South Florida IT Camp Presentation

Presentation and scripts from my Storing Powershell Output session at the South Florida 2011 IT Camp:

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0 comments, 207 reads

Posted in Chad Miller on 24 July 2011

Denali SQLPS First Impressions

I’ve taken a few hours to try out Denali CTP 3 sqlps and noticed some welcome changes.  The biggest change for sqlps is that it has been implemented as module and plain old Powershell host–It’s no longer mini-shell!

SQLPS Host

SQLPS is now regular Powershell host implemented as the familiar… Read more

3 comments, 771 reads

Posted in Chad Miller on 18 July 2011

Creating Icons Files

While working on a PowerPack for PowerGUI I needed to create a bunch of icon files from bitmaps files so I started with a quick web search. I didn’t find any PowerShell scripts suited to the task, but did find an excellent  C# WinForm by Haresh Ambaliya:

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Convert-Image-file-to-Icon-c927d9f7

Although the… Read more

0 comments, 276 reads

Posted in Chad Miller on 3 July 2011

MVP Award

Today on July 1st 2011, I was pleasantly surprised to be recoginzed as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for contributions to the PowerShell technical communities:

To the many who have helped me, Microsoft, and the PowerShell community, thank you!

–Chad Miller

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5 comments, 296 reads

Posted in Chad Miller on 1 July 2011