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2008 PASS Summit Presentation Schedule

This week the PASS Program Committee asked me to add another session to my schedule, so now is as good a time as any to share my PASS schedule with you.

DBA-208 Using PowerShell to Get the Most out of SQL Server Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Room 602-603 (Theatre)

PowerShell is the new scripting environment from Microsoft for managing server environments. Because PowerShell supports the .Net Framework, accessing SQL Server in a scripting environment is easier than ever before. Whether you need to access data or manage SQL Server, PowerShell makes it possible. This session will give an introduction to PowerShell, explain the basic ADO.Net objects required to connect with SQL Server, and demonstrate accessing SQL Server from PowerShell scripts, both from a data and a management perspective.

DBA-331 Automating SQL Server Administrative tasks with PowerShell Wednesday, November 19, 2008 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Room 615-616 (Theatre)

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.

After the success we had presenting a similar panel discussion at Tech Ed 2008 in June, Kevin Kline asked me to moderate this session, sponsored by Quest Software:

Panel Discussion: Automating DBA Processes for SQL Server 2005/2008 When: Thursday, November 20, 2008 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. (breakfast served until 7:30) Where: Seattle Convention Center Room 613 (6th floor)

The general overview and registration page can be found here:

Panelists: Allen White (Moderator) Kevin Kline Thomas LaRock Charley Hanania Brent Ozar Buck Woody Dan Jones

Please join me for these fun events - more about the conference is available at the PASS site:


Published Friday, October 24, 2008 2:41 PM by AllenMWhite
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a.m. said:

October 24, 2008 3:55 PM

AllenMWhite said:

Yes, I did.  The session is a panel discussion:

AD-316 Much Ado: A Panel Discussion About "Nothing"

(Click Adam's link for the session description.)

The session is Wednesday, November 19 from 1:30-2:45 in rooms 3A-3B.

Thanks, Adam

October 24, 2008 8:09 PM

Hugo Kornelis said:

Hi Allen,

You might want to fix that link to the SQL PASS site. It's (that's .org, not .com) for the generic PASS site, or for this year's PASS Summit.

Best, Hugo

October 26, 2008 7:06 PM

AllenMWhite said:

Thanks, Hugo. It's been fixed.

October 27, 2008 8:30 AM
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Allen White is a consultant and mentor for Upsearch Technology Services in Northeast Ohio. He has worked as a Database Administrator, Architect and Developer for over 30 years, supporting both the Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server platforms over that period.

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