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, holds a master's degree in Systems Engineering and is coauthor of Learn dbatools in a Month of Lunches. Chrissy is certified in SQL Server, Linux, SharePoint and network security. You can follow her on Twitter at @cl.

dark mode is for lovers ๐Ÿ–ค

This post is about all the things I use to fill my life with dark mode. From the web to Slack to some OS-specific apps.

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My First Twitch Livestream Setup

Back in December, I found Twitch and fell in love with livestreaming. It was amazing watching people code in PowerShell with blinged out profiles and cool cut screens. Whaaat, this is a thing? I love it! Getting started I jumped

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Weird Publish-Module errors

Recently, I was trying to publish a module and ran into an error: Failed to generate the compressed file for module ‘Attempting to build package …’ After searching for a bit, I found someone who fixed a similar issue with

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Even faster PowerShell module loading

Update: This method is faster but some anti-virus software hate it. I’ve since reverted our method of import to an all-in-one ps1 ๐Ÿ‘Ž Considering dbatools now has over 500 commands, we are always eager to keep an eye on the

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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 monthโ€™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

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