The Multifunctioning DBA:

April, 2012

April 30, 2012  4:00 PM

My SQL Saturday session

Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell for the DBA session, SQL Saturday 131

Since it has been about a year since I have done this I was a little nervous but not too bad. I got set up and people started to get in the room and find seats. before I knew it I was out of seats and people were still walking in. That is a great feeling. By the time I got started I had many...

April 30, 2012  3:30 PM

SQL Saturday 131 Sessions I attended

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Saturday 131

During SQL Saturday I was able to attend a few sessions before doing my own and I really enjoyed them. First I attended Fun with Reporting Services. This session was a lot of fun. Stacia made a scrabble type game...

April 30, 2012  2:42 PM

SQL Saturday 131

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Saturday 131

So the event is over and I think it was Great. I think Amy Lewis (twitter) did a fantastic job organizing the event and all the sessions that we had. I attended some great sessions and really enjoyed the content.  in fact I am going to be sharing...

April 27, 2012  6:00 PM

SQL Saturday Presenter Dinner

Posted by: Colin Smith
Dinner, Speaking, SQL Saturday 131

The SQL Saturday 131 Presenter dinner is tonight and I am really hoping that I can make it out and meet all the other speakers and have a good meal. It is a fun event and I really enjoy the networking and hearing what everyone else is doing and catching up with those that I have met at other...

April 27, 2012  4:36 PM

JackandJill Comment

Posted by: Colin Smith
Comment, Help, Powershell

JackandJill left me a comment about an issue with one of my scripts and I would like to reach out to you and let you know that I would like to help. I am not sure what the issue really is and I would like to get more information from you so I can help you get it working. My twitter is @smithco32...

April 27, 2012  3:54 PM

More reporting work

Posted by: Colin Smith
Jobs, Powershell, Reporting

I told you about the SQL server jobs repository I was buyilding, and that is done. It works great and I have one report written that gives me an overview of all the jobs in my environment and what succeeded and what failed in the past 24 hours. That is very nice but because of that, I noticed a few...

April 27, 2012  3:48 PM

SQL Saturday

Posted by: Colin Smith

SQL Saturday 131 in Phoenix is coming up very quickly. Tomorrow in fact. I have a session and it looks like we have a day full of great sessions. I hope to see you at the event and in my session. Not sure how it will go since I am at the end of the day but I am really looking forward to the event....

April 19, 2012  8:00 AM

More SQL Saturday SWAG

Posted by: Colin Smith
SQL Saturday 131, Swag

I have even more SWAG to hand out during my session now. My good fiends over at have giving me a couple of coffee mugs to give away during my session. I am not sure how I will hand them out but I can only...

April 18, 2012  6:00 PM

SQL Saturday Swag

Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell, SQL Server, Swag, Training

All, I have just been informed by my good friends at Idera that they will be providing me with two full licenses for there great

April 18, 2012  8:00 AM

Jobs Repository

Posted by: Colin Smith
Powershell, SQL Server

I have been working on a task that will populate a database with a ton of information about jobs from all my sql servers and allow me to do reporting on it. Of course I chose powershell to write the script to go get all my data and to populate my tables. I am also using some SPROCS in order to...

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