How would you like a DoubleDouble ?

This time of year everyone is rushing to get things done both work and in their home life. As you rush to the get ready for the holidays – you might also be like a lot of IT folks who relish the time in-between December 25th and new years eve.  This slower / quieter time…


Powershell on the Way to Work–Part 5

Oh hey.  Back again are you?  Good thing too.  Flat tire so I’m stuck on side while the Tow Truck driver changes my tire…. So let me take a few minutes today and show you a pretty cool Cmdlet called GET-CHILDITEM. If you remember a bit back, I showed you how typing DIR executes a…


Powershell on the Way to Work–Part 4

Traffic was rotten today so I’m sitting in a coffee shop.  Don’t tell the boss ok? So last time I mumbled something or other about Aliases and did a Wave of my hands to make you look the other way.  No ? I didn’t do that?  Darn Jedi mind tricks. So we mentioned Aliases.    Those…


Powershell on the Way to Work–Part 3

Hey!  Glad to see you again.   I took the bus today.   Gives me a little more relaxing time to clear my brain.  It’s nice not to be stuck on the HIghway today. We were playing with getting some basic help on a Powershell Cmdlet.  As we said, most of them are pretty good as they…


“The SQL Guy” Post # 7: SQL Server Database Engine Permission Model–Part 1

This week we start the first of a three-part series on SQL Server database permissions and the permissions security model used by the database engine. In conversations with many individuals across the country, I have found that not all DBAs or prospective DBAs that I have talked to are always sure about how SQL Server…

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Powershell on the Way to Work–Part 2

Gimme a second here, just have to park the car for a moment and get out my coffee.   Rush hour is crazy today. If I remember correctly we introduced you to a new Console called Powershell.   Really.  Just that.  A Shell.  Yeah we’re pretty certain it may bring about World Peace someday but we’re going…


Powershell on the Way to Work–Part 1

I’ve heard from many IT Pros who want to learn Powershell.   They want to because they need to.   All the new technology revolves about Powershell.  Many vendors are beginning to adopt Powershell as an automation solution. But just where do you start? Let’s start at the beginning.   An Introduction.   My friends, this is the Powershell…


Cloud Computing–You’re Probably Already Using It!

I’m not sure if are aware of this, but twice a year through something we call “The Global Relationship Study” – we here at Microsoft Canada reach out and contact you to see how we’re doing and what Microsoft could do better.  Every year a number of items come up where you tell us we…

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