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Kyle Neier

Kyle has been working with computers professionally since 1995 in both a development and administrative capacity. For over 10 of those years, SQL Server has been the focus of both a professional and personal passion. Kyle has worked in online retail, manufacturing, EMR software, and pharmaceutical industries. Kyle joined PTI in 2011 as a Senior Microsoft Consultant where he continues to chase his passion of automating DBA processes and doing everything humanly possible to prevent the 0200 page. Kyle serves as the Vice-President of the Indianapolis chapter of PASS (www.indypass.org) and served on the committee to bring SQL Saturday to Indianapolis. He shares his passion for SQL Server with others through speaking and mentoring at local and regional events.

Archives: June 2012

Powershell, SMO, and Add-Member - Not Always BFF

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working with SMO to implement some maintenance routines across my clients. Because of the nature of most of my clients, Powershell is almost always the answer. I have been trying to simplify the coding of some of these scripts by using Add-Member.
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Posted in Kyle Neier on 28 June 2012

Enumerating Index Fragmentation with Powershell and SMO

I wish I could say that this was a simple task, but as I dove into SMO and some of its limitations, I soon discovered this would more difficult than I had imagined. I’m happy to share some background and some of the trials I had to overcome so that… Read more

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Posted in Kyle Neier on 19 June 2012

Powershell Add-Type – Where’s That Assembly!

I’ve been working a lot lately with SMO and the differences between the various versions between SQL 2005, 2008, and 2012. Through this process, I’ve come to understand why “[Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName” is not a good option in PowerShell. Not only is it obsolete, it doesn’t allow you to choose which…

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Posted in Kyle Neier on 6 June 2012