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December PASSMN Meeting

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Happy holidays and seasons greetings!

True to fashion, the Minnesota SQL Server User Group (PASSMN) is having a December meeting.  We always take the month off due to the holidays, except for the last four years.

So Christmas is coming early for us and we’ll be featuring a meeting combined with the new PowerShell user group.  The meeting should be a good time and and a good chance for our members to become involved in the other group.

I almost feel like I should make sugar cookies.  Alas, instead I’ll fill your stocking with the meeting details.

December Meeting Details

Date and Time:

  • December 14, 2010, 5:00 PM CST


  • 8300 Norman Center Drive, 9th Floor, Bloomington, MN  55437 (map)

Live Meeting


  • 5:00 –5:15 : Announcements
  • 5:15 –5:25 : Sponsor
  • 5:25 –6:45 : PRACTICAL POWERSHELL & SQL (Nick)
  • 6:45 –7:00 : Survey Collection and Giveaways



Powershell a new command-line/scripting environment from Microsoft, that developers to administrators alike can use to automate tasks. PowerShell is a command line utility in a GUI world and that tends to frightened many. If you’re still hesitant to dive into PowerShell, you’re not alone. But rest assured a lot of the examples we will go over are easy and practical. We will start out with the PowerShell basics then dive deeper into scripting out objects and finally move into advance scripts.

Nick Weber is a IT Professional with over 14 year of experience.  That time was spent in messaging, network, SAN storage, virtualization and database administration. Currently a Senior Production DBA but still keeps his hands dirty with all IT’s dark arts.


Please RSVP here if you will be attending in person, this helps us understand how many people to tell the sponsor to get food for.