Check out my new Tool Time column in this month's SQL Server Magazine. It features some great new PowerShell scripts and information from Chad Miller (blog)
who I had the pleasure to meet in person back in October of this year
while speaking at the SQL Server of central Florida and at SQL Saturday #21.
In addition, I'd like to point out a free utility called PowerGUI. If you're like me, the last thing you have time for is learning a new code like PowerShell. So I copped out and got the next best alternative to real code, the fancy and pretty drag-n-drop interface of PowerGUI.
(Full disclosure: PowerGUI is made by Quest Software, my employer, but
by an unrelated business unit.) Notice that the hyperlink is to a .ORG
website. That's because PowerGUI is not only free, it's also
community-supported. There are tons of free scripts for all sorts of
Windows-related technologies like Exchange, Active Directory, and of
course SQL Server. Give a look and let me know what you think of it.
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