Level: 100 Technology Focus: Development Primary Audience: DBA
SQL Server Architect Ben Miller & Associates, Inc. Lehi, Utah
PowerShell is not new, but there are many DBAs out there who say, I don't need PowerShell. You may not need it, but you may want it. For those of you that want to get started with PowerShell, this session distills the key pieces of PowerShell down to learning the fundamentals to get you over the beginners hump of this powerful tool. In this session you will learn the syntax of PowerShell. You will learn to translate your current knowlege of TSQL to how you can do things in PowerShell using things like Select-Object and Sort-Object with Pipelines (you gotta see this), and finally you will learn WHY you really should add this tool to your toolbelt. It shouldn't be seen as a full replacement of any tool, but it is a great new tool to add to your toolset. Join me in beginning your quest to become a PowerShell DBA.
Learn syntax and objects native to PowerShell
Translate skills from TSQL/DBA to PowerShell for easier assimilation
To get started using the tool that is on every desktop and holds a lot of power for the DBA