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SQL Rally Presentations

As I drove to Dallas for this year's SQL Rally conference (yes, I like to drive) I got a call asking if I could step in for another presenter who had to cancel at the last minute.  Life happens, and it's best to be flexible, and I said sure, I can do that. Which presentation would you like me to do? (I'd submitted a few presentations, so it wasn't a problem.)

So yesterday I presented "Gathering Performance Metrics With PowerShell" at 8:45AM, and my newest presentation, "Manage SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server Core with PowerShell" at 1PM at the conference here in Dallas.  The room was packed for both sessions and I truly appreciate every one of you who attended and there were great questions in both sessions.

 I've attached a zip file containing the slide decks from both presentations along with the demo scripts.  I hope you get as much out of using PowerShell with SQL Server as I have, and Thanks!


Published Friday, May 11, 2012 10:48 AM by AllenMWhite




K. Brian Kelley said:

Thanks for this, Allen. My stomach is still fighting with me, hence the reason I cancelled. There's a stomach bug going around my area and it finally hit me... right in time for SQLRally. Joy.

May 11, 2012 11:10 AM

Sal Young said:

Allen, thank you so much for your dedication and sharing with the community.  Your contribution to Dallas SQLRally 2012 was invaluable and we really appreciate you stepping in at the last minute.  

I have completed my first installation of MS Windows Core 2008 R2 and will be dissecting your PoSh code over the weekend.

May 11, 2012 9:06 PM

Jonathan Gardner said:


Thank you so much for filling in!  It was great to see you present.  The presentation shed some light on questions I had about PowerShell even after I have been using it for some time.  

May 15, 2012 11:25 PM

Brian Wawrow said:

Allen, your Performance Metrics session was my first ever SQLRally session and the standard by all others will be measured. Thanks for getting things off to a great start and posting these resources.



May 16, 2012 6:55 PM
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About AllenMWhite

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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