I am happy to be presenting a session on beginning PowerShell for DBAs at my new home town’s SQL Saturday! (I moved from Seattle to Saint Paul, MN a short time ago.) I will be sharpening this presentation up to make sure anyone who comes will not go away empty handed.
BTW, WOW, the schedule is up and I must admit I did not expect nine tracks of awesome. This looks amazing.
My session is geared toward helping those DBAs who have not seen PowerShell, or perhaps may find PowerShell syntax opaque or confusing, get a conceptual understanding of how it works, in order to get past that first learning bump and into the useful stuff. I think that if you can write a Select statement, and you know in very basic terms how a query plan works, that the PowerShell pipeline is not really so different. Come and see why!