I am excited for this month.
Event 1 for this month revolving around PowerShell is May 8-10 at SQLskills.com training in Chicago. I am teaching the first class of the Immersion event on PowerShell for the DBA. You can see the details in the link on the class.
I am super humbled and excited to teach this class for SQLskills and at the time of this writing there are 3 seats left after we opened more seats for the class. Please join me for a great event.
We will be going over how to get started with PowerShell and then dive right in and learn why a DBA should learn PowerShell and why you would ever want to become a PowerShell DBA. There are so many reasons and so much value, I cannot contain it all in this type of post. But we will be having a grand time drinking from a firehose and learning while we do.
I hope you will join me for this iteration, or plan on another iteration another time. I love PowerShell and look forward to meeting all of you who are going to be there.
PASS Virtual PowerShell Chapter Meeting
Event 2 for this month will be on Wednesday, May 17th at 12:00 PM Eastern Time I will be presenting to the group on Gathering Data for Trending using PowerShell. You can RSVP here . I will be covering a great topic that I spend a lot of time thinking about. There is a lot of data in SQL Server and a lot of Meta-Data that can tell some great stories about your servers and what the behavior looks like. Ever since working at Microsoft with the Community Research team on Newsgroup Behaviors, I have been hooked on looking at things in SQL Server as far as behaviors go, not just about features and such. So I have created some data gathering scripts to get data and put it into tables with snapshots in time and looking at the information in a different light to see if I can derive how things are working in SQL Server. Join me for a great time and register for the webinar here.
Event 3 will be a PreCon at SQLIntersection on May 20th in Orlando at the Disney Swan Hotel. If you are going to be there, I hope you will join me and if you are thinking about going, please register and join me there. It is my well-liked PreCon that takes you from 0-60 in using PowerShell as a DBA and a professional that wants to manage SQL Server from a command line instead of clicking your way through everything. I will be teaching how to leverage the shell as well as balancing the use between SSMS and PowerShell to gain another tool in your toolbelt.
This will be a great month focused on PowerShell.