Author: Chrissy LeMaire
Chrissy is a PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years, and currently serves as a Sr. Database Engineer in Belgium. Always an avid scripter, she attended the Monad session at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in 2005 and has worked and played with PowerShell ever since. Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University and helps maintain in her spare time. She holds a number of certifications, including those relating to SQL Server, SuSE Linux, SharePoint and network security. She recently became co-lead of the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

A Suggested Fix for Thunderbolt Display Buzzing

About a month ago, my beloved Thunderbolt display began buzzing. After some research, it seemed that there could be all sorts of solutions. The one that seemed to almost always work was sending off the monitor to get the power

Posted in OS X & iPhone

Loading SMO in Your SQL Server-centric PowerShell Modules

In a recent version of PowerShell, Publish-Module, which publishes modules to the Gallery began requiring fully qualified Assembly names such as “Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo, Version=$smoversion, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91”. Previously, it was sufficient just to use short names such as Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo. This had similar

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server

Find Every Parameter for Every Command in a PowerShell Module

We’re currently working on standardizing our documentation for dbatools and I needed a list of all of the parameters we use. Here’s how I did it (well, I did it an uglier way then Aaron made it prettier ;)) Get-Command

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dbatools to the backup/restore rescue

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. intro dbatools has been around since

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server

This is How I Work

Inspired by Adam Bertram being inspired by Lifehacker’s How I Work series, I’m also doing a post about how I work ;) I really liked Adam’s balanced assessment so I decided to follow in his footsteps there, too. Where are

Posted in General

PowerShell: Too Many If Elses? Use Switch.

One of my favorite things in PowerShell (and other languages) is the switch statement. It’s clean and a much better alternative to a ton of if elses. Ever had this happen?

The better way to do it is by

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Immediately Output Runspace Results to the Pipeline

In my previous post, I presented the template I use anytime I need to add multithreading to my scripts. Recently, I had a request to add multi-threading to Read-DbaBackupHeader. This was the first runspace in which I had to output

Posted in PowerShell, SQL Server

Runspaces Simplified (as much as possible)

Last year, I was looking into multi-threading in PowerShell and, with the help of Dr. Tobias Weltner, Boe Prox and Martin Pugh ultimately decided on runspaces. Then, I presented at about using runspaces to speed up SQL Server/CSV imports.

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