I am speaking at SQL Saturday Pittsburgh 2016!

I will be presenting my third SQLSaturday session at the upcoming Pittsburgh #545 Saturday, Aug. 13th, 2016.

My session, Stretch Database and Managed Backups: Cloud Services for your SQL Servers, is a beginner track session going through the setup, configuration, usage and some real-world usage scenarios for both of these recently added features to the SQL Server product.

Have you registered yet?  Why not?

I am speaking at SQL Saturday Indy 2016!

That’s right, back-to-back roll.  I will be presenting my second SQLSaturday session at the upcoming Indianapolis #530, Saturday, Aug. 13th, 2016.

My session, Stretch Database and Managed Backups: Cloud Services for your SQL Servers, is a beginner track session going through the setup, configuration, usage and some real-world usage scenarios for both of these recently added features to the SQL Server product.

Have you registered yet?  Why not?

I am speaking at SQL Saturday Louisville 2016!

That’s right.  My way of giving back to the SQL Server community, I am presenting my first SQLSaturday session at the upcoming Louisville #531, Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2016.

My session, Stretch Database and Managed Backups: Cloud Services for your SQL Servers, is a beginner track session going through the setup, configuration, usage and some real-world usage scenarios for both of these recently added features to the SQL Server product.

Have you registered yet?  Why not?

Testing Restful APIs with Curl

Ultra simple way to test a JSON API POST response using curl

Watch out for single quotes, they don’t pass well in windows

My Chocolatey list

You know what Chocolatey is, right?

 

Hyper-V Backup Script

The following powershell script creates snapshots or exports of VMs on the local, and performs retention/cleanup as well.  Be forewarned.  There are known bugs with the current hyper-v snapshot integration and *nix systems.

60 Second IPA

My clone of nothing…just 60 seconds of hopping involved, how much easier could it be.

Recipe Spec

Ingredients


Mash

 

Make ServiceNow SOAP calls with PowerShell

The following PS script shows how to query ServiceNow via SOAP calls, using the WebServiceProxy object.  View their Wiki for more examples of service methods

 

Synchronize File Timestamps

To synchronize file timestamps (creation, last access and last write) of two directory trees.

Get last logon time for all users in an AD

Utilizing the ActiveDirectory module, this returns user names with last logon time stamp