November 20th Meeting – Simplify your Life With Powershell

Using PowerShell to Quickly Deploy New SQL Server Instances

As much as you love SQL Server, do you cringe whenever you hear you’ll need to stand up yet another SQL Server instance? Sure it’s fun, but who has the time? Maybe you’ve thought there must be a better way of doing this. You can generate an unattended install file, but what about all the other tasks that will need to be done?

In this session, we’ll explore a process that was created to truly automate not just the SQL Server install, but all the configurations and the deployment of your organization’s standard objects – all using a free, open-source set of PowerShell scripts that you can download and use today. This session will review the process that has saved hundreds of hours and ensures a SQL Server instance that meets your company’s standards.

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Speaker: Michael Wells

Michael Wells is a database administrator for a small start-up in Midtown Manhattan. He has worked in IT since 2000 and has supported all versions of SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2014. Michael has been presenting on SQL Server topics since 2007 for local user groups, CodeCamps, SQLSaturday events, and IT Pro Camps. He has also spoken at PASS Summit, SQLLive, and Oracle OpenWorld. You can contact him via email at or on Twitter at @SqlTechMike.

What’s it like to Develop Applications for DBA’s and other Developers?

Come join us on Monday, October 6th, 6:00 PM at the Microsoft Offices at 11 Times Square for something different than our usual fare. In this presentation, NobHill Software, a company from our own area (despite the San Francisco type name), will provide a demo of their products and more importantly, discuss some of the technical challenges in dealing with SQL Server and developing applications to provide Version Control, Database migration, and data comparison tools. (The presenter will be one of the guys that actually writes the code, not a marketing fellow.) You can find out more about their tools at Refreshments will be available, and a free license of their toolset will be raffled off.
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