Author: Shawn Melton

PowerShell editors

Learn what to consider when changing editors, and things to look at when testing a new one.

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Aim for exceptional: reflecting on my employment at Pythian

Shawn Melton, SQL Server Database Consultant at Pythian, discusses how his employment at Pythian differs from past jobs, and why.

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SQL server fast food

  An environment where you have a high number of databases on one server, or many, can be time consuming to something as simple as adding a user account. You have the option of using the GUI with SQL Server Management…

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Pillars of PowerShell: SQL Server – Part 2

Introduction This is the seventh and final post in the series on the Pillars of PowerShell. The previous posts in the series are: Interacting Commanding Debugging Profiling Windows OS SQL Server – Part 1 In this final post I am going to…

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Real Life DBA: finding errors in SQL server

I tend to spend time on a few different forums at times, mostly the StackExchange network, and find folks asking questions about various errors seen in the error log of an SQL Server instance. Most DBAs are aware that errors…

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Pillars of PowerShell: SQL server – part 1

Introduction This is the sixth and final post in the series on the Pillars of PowerShell, at least part one of the final post. The previous posts in the series are: Interacting Commanding Debugging Profiling Windows OS PowerShell + SQL Server…

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Pillars of PowerShell: Windows OS

Introduction This is the fifth blog post continuing the series on the Pillars of PowerShell. The previous post in the series are: Interacting Commanding Debugging Profiling The Windows Operating System (OS) is something a DBA should know and be familiar with…

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Pillars of PowerShell: profiling

Introduction This is the fourth blog post continuing the series on the Pillars of PowerShell. The previous post in the series are: Interacting Commanding Debugging Profiles This is something I mentioned in the second post and can be a great…

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Pillars of PowerShell: debugging

Introduction The is the third blog post continuing the series on the Pillars of PowerShell. The first two post are: Interacting Commanding We are going to take a bit of a jump and dig into a particular topic that I…

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Pillars of Powershell: Commanding

Introduction This is the second blog post as a continuance in the series on the Pillars of PowerShell. In the initial blog post we went over the various interfaces that can be used to work with PowerShell. In this blog post we are…

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