Author: Chrissy LeMaire
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.

Even faster PowerShell module loading

Considering dbatools now has over 500 commands, we are always eager to keep an eye on the speed of our import process. As outlined in the blog post decreasing module import times, we’ve taken multiple approaches to reduce the import

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your code doesn’t suck

Recently, I had a couple colleagues tell me that their PowerShell code sucks. One of them is a beginner who manages a large SharePoint farm and the other is more advanced and wrote a few commands that saves me hours

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a huge thanks

Yesterday, I presented at PSPowerHour and during my intro, my iPad’s volume turned up so I got distracted when talking about something that really meant a lot to me.

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T-SQL Tuesday #104: Code I Would Hate To Live Without

Today’s blog post is part of T-SQL Tuesday. T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic. It is a monthly blog party on the second Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to participate. This month’s T-SQL Tuesday, hosted by

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my first open source project

I was first introduced to open-source on IRC back in 1996. I joined the #toriamos channel on undernet, which was managed by an eggdrop bot named [iCKy]. [iCKy] was an open-source TCL and C-based program that did cool stuff for

Posted in Linux

My very first web site, resurrected in all its 90’s glory

Well, if it wasn’t my very first, it is close enough. Back in 1997, I was taking a computer class at a non-progressive college in Northwest Louisiana. Most of the tech classes still teaching Fortran and the faculty pushed back

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Remove SQL Server Management Studio / SSMS 2016

Although I’ve been using SSMS 2017 on my demo machine for a while, I kept SSMS 2016 on my primary workstation until today. I’ve been unsure of the new look of SSMS 2017, but now that I’ve fallen in love

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TSQL2SDAY #101: Essential SQL Server Tools

Today’s blog post is part of T-SQL Tuesday. T-SQL Tuesday is the brainchild of Adam Machanic. It is a monthly blog party on the second Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome to participate. This month’s T-SQL Tuesday, hosted by

Posted in SQL Server