“How do I contribute to dbatools?” with Drew Furgiuele

This weekend I caught up with Drew Furgiuele at SQL Saturday Cleveland and learned how to get involved with the open-source dbatools PowerShell module.

If you don’t use dbatools yet, what are you waiting for?  It’s an amazing community project that will help you automate your SQL Server work with over 350 ready-to-use commands.

After you start using dbatools, you might think of new commands you want to add or other features you want to improve – and the best part is that you can!

Even if writing PowerShell commands isn’t one of your strengths, there are many ways you can contribute to this excellent community project as Drew mentions in the video above.

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3 Tips You Need To Know When Using PowerShell with SQL Server

Watch this week’s interview with Drew on YouTube.

Have you ever had to perform repetitive tasks in SQL Server?

Maybe you’ve had to manually verify backups, script out all of a server’s logins/groups/permissions, or refresh a dev environment with data.  With PowerShell, you can automate all of these manual tasks…and more!

This week I had the opportunity to interview PowerShell expert Drew Furgiuele and learn his three favorite tips for using PowerShell with SQL Server.

Whether you are just getting started with PowerShell or have already written some automation scripts, you’ll want to be sure you are following Drew’s advice.

So if you haven’t already, go grab the SqlServer module and get busy scripting in PowerShell today!

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