Check out my new Tool Time column in this month’s SQL Server Magazine. It features some great new PowerShell scripts and information from Chad Miller (blog) who I had the pleasure to meet in person back in October of this year while speaking at the SQL Server of central Florida and at SQL Saturday #21.
In addition, I’d like to point out a free utility called PowerGUI. If you’re like me, the last thing you have time for is learning a new code like PowerShell. So I copped out and got the next best alternative to real code, the fancy and pretty drag-n-drop interface of PowerGUI. (Full disclosure: PowerGUI is made by Quest Software, my employer, but by an unrelated business unit.) Notice that the hyperlink is to a .ORG website. That’s because PowerGUI is not only free, it’s also community-supported. There are tons of free scripts for all sorts of Windows-related technologies like Exchange, Active Directory, and of course SQL Server. Give a look and let me know what you think of it.