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EDMPASS – August Meeting w/Aaron Nelson

On August 25th 2010 the Edmonton Chapter of PASS is having it’s next meeting. Details below:

Please be sure to not only click the “Add to my calendar” but also the “Register” button so that we can plan accordingly for food and drinks. 

Date:  August 25th 2010
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stanley A. Milner library
Map: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Meeting Room: Centennial Room – Basement
Speaker: Aaron Nelson
Topic: Powershell for Database Professionals

Session Abstract:

In this session we will begin exploring the amazing world of the PowerShell language. We will learn to perform several everyday DBA tasks like backing up user databases, scripting table objects and evaluating disk space usage with PowerShell; then we will change these into multi-server scripts by adding only a single line of code.  We will also take a look at some data visualization techniques that require only a small amount of code.  Only a basic understanding of PowerShell or DOS is needed. This session should serve as a good introduction to PowerShell for database users.  The goal is to get data professionals feet wet about PowerShell and ready to practice it when they leave.  Yes you will get a copy of the scripts I use.

Presenter Information:  Aaron Nelson (
Aaron Nelson is a Senior SQL Server Architect with over 10 years experience in architecture, business intelligence, development, and performance tuning of SQL Server.
He has experience managing enterprise-wide data needs in both transactional and data warehouse environments.  Aaron holds certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, Database Developer; as well as MCTS: Windows Server Virtualization, Configuration (meaning Hyper-V).

5:00 pm – Pizza and Socializing
5:30 pm – Sponsor Presentation
5:45 pm – Feature Presentation
7:00 pm – Wrap Up and Draws

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Hope to see you there.


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