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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Enabling Cortana for dbareports PowerBi 13 Nov 2016
Last week at the Birmingham user group I gave a presentation about PowerShell and SQL Server It was a very packed session as I crammed in the new sqlserver module, dbatools and dbareports šŸ™‚ On reflection I think this is a bit too much for a one hour session but at the end of the […]

Speaking? You? Go on. #tsql2sday #84 08 Nov 2016
This is a blog post forĀ this month’s T-SQL Tuesday post, hosted by Andy Yun (b|t). T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog event started by Adam Machanic (b|t). The T-SQL Tuesday topic this month was about advice for new speakers. Thanks Andy for hosting. I have created a channel in the SQL ...

PowerBi and API ā€“ Visualising my Checkins 29 Oct 2016
For my own amusement and also to show my wife where I have been I use the Swarm check-in app on my phone and check-in to places. Also for my own amusement I used PowerBi to visualise the data via theĀ APIĀ and allow me to filter it in various ways. Whilst at the PowerShell Conference in […]

PSConfAsia 2016 24 Oct 2016
I have just got back to the UK from Singapore following the amazing PSConfAsia conference. I must say that Matt, Milton, Sebastian and Ben did a fantastic job organising this conference and were proud that there was aĀ notable increase in attendees from last year.   The conference began ...

PowerShell, Pester and Ola Hallengrens Maintenance Solution 24 Sep 2016
If you are a SQL DBA you will have heard of Ola Hallengrens Maintenance solution If you haven’t go and click the link and look at the easiest way to ensure that all of your essential database maintenance is performed. You can also watch a video from Ola at SQL Bits Recently I was thinking ...