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Aaron Nelson ( blog | twitter ) is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server (Data Platform) and leads the PowerShell Virtual Chapters of PASS, and volunteers for the local PASS Chapter AtlantaMDF, and helps organize SQL Saturday events in Atlanta. The PowerShell VC of PASS hosts monthly sessions on SQL Server and PowerShell, and you can find the recordings of those sessions on their YouTube channel.

Archives: January 2011

PowerShell Week at SQL University – Post 6

Yesterday we went over some loop constructs to get information out of SQL Server.  While getting the information out is great, as Data Professionals our very next concern is going to be: “ok, where do I put this so that I can refer to it later?”

Today we’re going to… Read more

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Posted in SQLvariant on 21 January 2011

PowerShell Week at SQL University – Post 5

In the previous posts we’ve just been poking around with PowerShell and trying to make the examples something that actually means something to a SQL person whenever we ca.  There are quite a few more language constructs that we need to cover but we have enough info to start recouping… Read more

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Posted in SQLvariant on 20 January 2011

PowerShell Week at SQL University – Post 4


So far we’ve walked though how to turn on PowerShell and add modules, adding SQL Server 2008 snapins and using PowerShell variables, what cmdlets and functions are, what providers are and how to work with methods & properties.


Today we focus on load things… Read more

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Posted in SQLvariant on 18 January 2011