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PowerShell for Data ProfessionalsBy Aaron Nelson *(Mostly)

SQLvariant.com My BlogSQLPowerShell.com PowerShell specific blog postsIm not a PowerShell Expert. Just a PowerShell enthusiast.

Copyright 2010 By Aaron NelsonPowerShell for Data ProfessionalsPowerShell 2.0 brings a lot of functionality to help you automate interaction with your servers.

2.0 itself brings a script editor that was missing. Apparently ripped off from VS 2010 *(in a good way)Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson

Why PowerShell?PowerShell brings one huge thing to the table (for me): The PipelineTechnically the whole relies on the .Net Framework thing is pretty big too but for meThe second biggest thing is the insanely generous community#PoShHelp on twitter!

Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson

PowerShell Bolt-OnsIn addition to the out of the box PowerShell features there are some expansion packs in the form of Snap-Ins and Modules.The Snap-Ins for SQL Server are SqlServerCmdletSnapin100 SqlServerProviderSnapin100Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson

More PowerShell Bolt-OnsIn addition to the Snap-Ins are several Codeplex projectsThe Codeplex projects includeSQLSQLPSXSSAS PowerShell ProviderSSRS PowerShell ProviderTFS

Copyright 2010 By Aaron NelsonPowerShell Has FriendsHere is just a short list of a few productsIderas PowerShell PlusQuests PowerGui.orgSapiens Primal Script

Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson6ApplicationVersionCmdletsProviderManagement GUIExchange Server2007402YesYesWindows Server2008YesYesNoMicrosoft SQL Server2008YesYesNoSystem Center Operations Manager200774YesNoSystem Center Virtual Machine Manager2007YesYesYesSystem Center Data Protection Manager2007YesNoNoWindows Compute Cluster Server2007YesYesNoMicrosoft Transporter Suite for Lotus Domino[37]08.02.001247NoNoMicrosoft PowerTools for Open XML[38]1.033NoNoList obtained from WikipediaCopyright 2010 By Aaron NelsonIBM WebSphere MQ[39] Management Shell for Active Directory[40]1.140NoNoSpecial Operations Software Specops Command[41]1.0YesNoYesVMware Infrastructure Toolkit[42]1.5157NoNoInternet Information Services[43]7.054YesNoEnsim Unify Enterprise Edition[44]1.6YesNoYesWindows 7 Troubleshooting Center[45]6.1YesNoYesMicrosoft Deployment Toolkit2010YesNoNoCopyright 2010 By Aaron NelsonHelpful Blogshttp://blogs.technet.com/HeyScriptingGuy/http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/http://thepowershellguy.com/http://sev17.com/http://sqlblog.com/blogs/allen_white/http://powerscripting.net/Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson

Books!Best book on using PowerShell for SQL

Only one chapter on SQL but still helpfulGreat and even has lots of scripts on the CD but no chapters directly on SQL

Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson

More Books

Surprisingly HelpfulExcellent but skip to chapter 7(2nd Edition, several new chapters)Buy this today!

Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson

PowerShell for Data ProfessionalsAaron NelsonSQLvariant.com My BlogSQLPowerShell.com PowerShell specific blog posts

Copyright 2010 By Aaron Nelson