SQLBITS: THE SQL Server Community Event

Back in September there was a SQL Server Community event held at Hatfield in the UK, called SQLBits this was a free full day event run by the UK SQL Server Community. The whole event sounded like a good way to spend a Saturday, so I off I went. In fact it was such a…


How I used PowerShell “CTP2” to make my manager happier

This is a follow up to my original post “How I used PowerShell to make my manager happy”, with some updated information. The original post and code was based on V1.0 or PowerShell, however when moving to a CTP of V2, the Community extensions no longer work. Which means the all important line $details =…


How I used PowerShell to make my manager happy

Microsoft loves metrics. We have to report something as a number, bigger than last month, smaller than last month. Whatever!!! So the challenge I faced was how to find out how many people accessed my SharePoint site. That sounds easy right? Go to SharePoint, enable the statistics and read off the number. But what if…


The best companion for windows server 2008

For some time now I’ve been mentioning this great book I reviewed on Windows Server 2008, well the good news is that it is finally out. So here is the official introduction to “The Complete guide to Windows Server 2008”. This book does exactly what is says on the cover, it provides a complete guide….


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 RTM Released!

What is MAP? Well, Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 to give it it’s full name,  makes it easier for you to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help you get the most value out of…