The PowerShell Virtual Group is geared towards those wanting to learn more about PowerShell and to share best practices.

PowerShell is for Data Professionals. We ❤ SQL Server, DevOps, & Business Intelligence

As Data Professionals, PowerShell can help simplify tasks that you do every day, as well as tasks that you do every once in a while.

The goal of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual User Group is to get you as excited about PowerShell as we are, if you aren't already. If you're already pumped up about PowerShell and SQL Server, consider presenting for us!

Upcoming Meetings

Next Meeting

Wed, Feb 19 2014 12:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Avoiding the PowerShell Gotchas

RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3353673548708269825

Avoiding the PowerShell Gotchas

Join Windows PowerShell MVP Don Jones for a fun- and fact-filled session on “PowerShell Gotchas.” These are the tips and tricks that are tough to tease out on your own, but once you conquer them the shell will be friendlier and even more powerful. If you’re a PowerShell novice, this will keep you out of trouble; if you’re an accomplished expert, this will help you help others achieve the same lofty heights. Bring your questions and have them speedily answered by one of the industry’s most well-known PowerShell educators, who’s launching a limited series of public classes throughout the US (http://events.concentratedtech.com for locations or to be notified when a class is scheduled near you). Don will also be appearing at the second-ever PowerShell Summit (http://powershell.org/wp/summit), to be held in April 2014 right in Microsoft’s hometown. You’re also welcome to ask Don questions about the Summit, which still has a limited number of attendee slots available. Start 2014 off right by connecting with PowerShell community, overcoming “the gotchas,” and amping up your PowerShell sk1llz!


With more than two decades years of IT experience, Don Jones is one of the world’s leading experts on the Microsoft business technology platform. He’s the author of more than 45 books, including Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Windows Administrator’s Scripting Toolkit, VBScript WMI and ADSI Unleashed, Special Edition Using Commerce Server 2002, Definitive Guide to SQL Server Performance Optimization, and many more. Don’s devotion to technology education culminated in The Nine Principles of Immediately Effective Design, an instructional design book that outlines Don’s bestselling approach.

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Previous Webcasts

Below are a few of our previous sessions. Check out our meeting archive for a full list of webcasts. Or just head
straight to our YouTube channel If you have a request for a specific SQL related PowerShell topic, let us know!

The State of PowerShell, SQL Server, and SQLPS

The July update of SSMS 2016 brought more needed PowerShell enhancements to the new SqlServer PowerShell module. We discuss the 25 new cmdlets that made the cut and show you some practical ways to use them! There are also 3 great update to existing functionality that we will walk through.
SQL Server MVP Aaron Nelson, PowerShell MVP Chrissy LeMaire, and SQL DBA and PowerShell Enthusiast Rob Sewell discuss the past, present and future of SQL Server, PowerShell and SQLPS. Bring your questions and be ready to take these demos for a spin!

This session is for people already familiar with PowerShell and are wanting to take their skills to the advanced level by learning how to create their own objects and classes.



Deploy & Manage Ola Hallengren's Scripts in SQL Server with PowerShell

SQL Server MVP Andre Kamman. Are you enjoying Ola Hallengren's Maintenance Solution scripts as much as I am? I've written PowerShell scripts to deploy and manage them across multiple servers.



Painting with PowerShell: SQL Server Administration

SQL DBA & PowerShell Enthusiast Chris Sommer presents The SQL Server canvas gives us limitless opportunity for scripting and automation, and PowerShell is the perfect brush to paint with. Configuring our database servers, deploying database code changes, performing backups and restores are just a few examples of a day in the life of a DBA.



Automating Your SQL Server Best Practices Word Document

PowerShell MVP Laerte Junior presents a session about how to create a Word document for your client with the best practices on SQL Server



Advanced PowerShell Development

Bryan Cafferky presents a session for you to learn how to: maximize reuse with advanced functions using cmdletbinding, increase extensibility with script modules, add support for user interaction, efficiently access SQL Server, add support for application configuration and add support for pipeline processing.



Applying SQL Server Best Practices via PowerShell

Amit banerjee ( twitter ) from the SQL Server Tiger Team presents a session on how some best practice checks can be automated for SQL Server instances running on your on-premise data centers and on Azure Virtual Machines. In this session you will learn how you can leverage the POWER of PowerShell to automate health checks, keep your systems healthy and run SQL Server efficiently!

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