Author: Chrissy LeMaire
Chrissy is a Cloud and Datacenter Management 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.

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

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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

Posted in SQL Server

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

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Tips on Speaking

I’ve been seeing quite a bit of posts about speaking mentorships and I wanted to share a few speaking tips I recently gave to my buddy Garry Bargsley who will be speaking about dbatools at SQL Saturday Phoenix 2018. The

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SSH Tunneling for Windows: Protecting RDP using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

NOTE: If you’re not yet using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, please follow this article instead. The recent OS X High Sierra iamroot vulnerability reminded me just how many people don’t secure their remote desktop connections. While Windows Remote Desktop

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SSH Tunneling for Windows People: Protecting Remote Desktop

NOTE: If you’re using Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, please follow this article instead. The recent OS X High Sierra iamroot vulnerability reminded me just how many people don’t secure their remote desktop connections. While Windows Remote Desktop is more

Posted in Linux, Security, Windows

TSQL Tuesday #96: Folks Who Have Made a Difference

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 PowerShell, SQL Server