4th - 7th May 2016

Liverpool

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Rob Sewell

Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell and automation. Rob has volunteered and spoken at community events through the UK and Europe and is an organiser for SQL Saturday Exeter
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Rob Sewell has submitted a session for SQLBits XV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

"Could you just tell me……….?" This may cost 10 seconds or it may take several hours I will show you the way I use PowerShell to gather useful DBA information I will also demonstrate how to enable self-service with natural language query with PowerBi

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PowerShell Pester Testing for Parameter Validation 31 Jan 2016
This error caught me out. I am putting this post here firstly to remind me if I do it again adn also to help others who may hit the same issue. Today I am rewriting a function to create a Hyper-V VM so that I can properly script the creation of my labs for demos… Read More PowerShell Pester ...

PowerShell Pester – "The script failed due to call depth overflow." 31 Jan 2016
This error caught me out. I am putting this post here firstly to remind me if I do it again and also to help others who may hit the same issue. I also have been looking at Pester which is a framework for running unit tests within PowerShell You will find some good blog posts… Read More ...

Power Bi, PowerShell and SQL Agent Jobs 28 Sep 2015
Continuing my series on using Power Bi with my DBA Database I am going to show in this post how I create the most useful daily report for DBAs – The SQL Agent Job report. You can get the scripts and reports here This gives a quick overview of the status of the Agent Jobs… Read More ...

Populating My DBA Database for Power Bi with PowerShell – Databases 22 Sep 2015
Following my post about using Power Bi with my DBA Database I have been asked if I would share the PowerShell scripts which I use to populate my database. In this post I will show how to create the following report Although you will find so many items of data that I expect that you… Read More ...

Enterprise Strategies – A #TSQL2sDay post 08 Sep 2015
This months TSQL2sDay blog post party is hosted by Jen McCown and is about Enterprise Strategy. Adam Mechanic started TSQL Tuesdays over 5 years ago and you will find many brilliant posts under that heading if you search for them Managing SQL servers at enterprise scale is not a straightforward ...