I'll be presenting this topic at the January meeting of the Ohio North SQL Server Users Group on Thursday, January 10, 2008. Here's the Agenda:
5:00 - 5:45 PM - Early Arrival/Discussions around SQL Server Management Tools - Bruce Szabo
Are you new to SQL Server? Are you looking to start building your skills set but aren’t sure where to turn. We are going to use the early time to have a very open dialogue around various SQL Tools and Techniques to build your skill set. We are hopeful this will be an open dialogue lead by various User Group members to try and build the skill set of new SQL users. This month we will tackle some of the Management tools Including SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), SQL Profiler and Database Tuning Advisor.
5:45 - 6:00 PM - Dinner
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Automating SQL Server Administrative tasks with PowerShell - Allen White
Most administrative functions consist of repetitive sequences of tasks which just take time. PowerShell is a powerful scripting environment which allows an administrator to automate those repetitive tasks, providing better results to the organization while saving the administrator time, and ensuring that the tasks get done properly every time. This session will give an introduction to PowerShell and demonstrate a number of scripts which help SQL Server administrators effectively manage their environments.
7:00 - 7:30 PM - Wrap up / Ongoing discussions
To register, go to www.bennettadelson.com/sql and click on the link "reserve your seat".
I'd love to see you there!