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FreeCon in Seattle, October 27th before PASS Summit 2015

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SQL Solutions Group is getting ready to host a day of training. This will be a FREECON, which means that it is free and before a conference. Seattle is the place for PASS Summit 2015 and that is where the FreeCon will be held. Registration is here.
More information is here. This training is not a part of the Summit. Below is a little detail of what I will be speaking on.

Practical PowerShell for the DBA
Think of all the tools you use in managing your SQL Servers. All those SQL Servers being managed by tools and man that is a lot of clicks. We will show practical scripts and techniques to help you get a handle on all those clicks. Whether you are gathering data or statistics from your SQL Servers or deploying an object to all of them. Configuration items are not excluded from the need for good tools. PowerShell is that tool that will let you get away from all those clicks. Reusable scripts that let you manage all those instances with ease. This session will give you a great start on how to think about admin tasks using PowerShell scripts or modules. Many items are already out there to help you and we will take a good look.

I hope you will join us for a great FreeCon before the Summit starts.

Happy PowerShelling!

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Precon: IndyPASS 2015 – PowerShell and SQL Server

I am fortunate to be able to present a precon at IndyPASS this year. The link to register is PowerShell for the DBA from 0-60 in a day.

We will go through PowerShell from a DBA point of view and there will be scripts, techniques and lots of information on how you too can be empowered and free up some time using PowerShell and SQL Server SMO. I hope you will join me and others this year at IndyPASS 2015

See you there.

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An honor to be among the SQL Server MVPs

I just found out last night that I was officially awarded SQL MVP.  I am honored to be among those that I respect and admire. 

I don’t contribute for the recognition and as a former MVP Lead I know the caliber of those that contribute to the SQL Server community, and even those that are not MVP, I am grateful for those of you who have helped me get where I am in SQL Server land.

I just wanted to say thanks to the SQL Community for the support and also to Microsoft for this award.

Here’s to a great 2011 and hope to see you MVPs at the Summit in February.

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Ben.J.Miller
 
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I am loving Office 2010

I have installed Office 2010 and found that Office OneNote is included in the Office 2010 Professional Plus. It is a very nice Suite of products and is very clean and polished.

The thing I love most is the improved version of Outlook. It is now in the same realm as the other products in the Office Suite. I am anxious to use the Powerpoint 2010 to do a presentation next Monday.

Happy trails.

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