Keeping up with SQL Server Connect Items Marked Closed as Fixed

Earlier this week, I was trying to determine people’s feelings about Microsoft Connect by looking through Twitter. A few scrolls down, and I came upon this

That gave me the idea to make a Twitter bot, which I called @closedasfixed, that searches Microsoft Connect for items recently marked as Resolved or Closed as Fixed.

Basically, it scrapes the website every 30 minutes (their feed rarely gets recompiled so is not useful) and posts one Tweet. Seems to be a hit so far, gaining nearly 50 followers in just one day.

Here’s my Scraping and Twitter code if you’d like to roll your own :)

Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management & Data Platform MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She is the creator of the popular SQL PowerShell module dbatools, and holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

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