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I typically use SQL Server VMs for my development and administration classes. I want the students to have full autonomy over the machines they are using, so that they can try out different features and configurations without worrying about wrecking a whole lab machine.
I did a presentation today for VANPASS on PowerShell and SQL Server – thank you to those who attended! It was a great lively crowd 🙂 Thanks to Idera too – for the freebies – and to Black Ninja Software for the pizza and pop!
Here are the files as promised: VANPASS – SQL Server and PowerShell – Donabel Santos
If you have the slightest interest in PowerShell, and you’re keen on learning more about it, I strongly recommend you download this book:
Mastering PowerShell (from PowerShell.com and written by Dr. Tobias Weltner)
It is an awesome, well written 567 page book that covers PowerShell through and through. Here are the chapters:
- The PowerShell Console
- Interactive PowerShell
- Arrays and Hashtables
- The PowerShell Pipeline
- Using Objects
- Finding and Avoiding Errors
- Command Discovery and Scriptblocks
- Text and Regular Expressions
- The File System
- The Registry
- Processes, Services, Event Logs
- Windows Management Instrumentation
- User Management
- Your Own Cmdlets and Extensions
… written by one of our cool DevTeach speakers Peter de Betta?
Yup, it’s a free MS Press Ebook on SQL Server 2008. What else can we SQL Server junkies ask for? (Ok, fine I said that too soon, there’s probably still a fair bit of stuff we want out of SQL Server).
Anyway, this is the link to Peter‘s blog about the book :
This is the excerpt:
To get your free copy, browse to http://www.microsoft.com/learning/sql/2008/default.mspx. From there, look in the Special Offers section for the “Free e-book offer“. Although the site states you can get excerpts, the whole book is available for reading.
Jacob Sebastian is a SQL Server XML Guru!
Check out his collection for XQUery Labs. This is the first 12 of his series, and right now he has 43 and counting:
XQuery Sample Scripts
* XQuery Lab 1 – Transforming rows to columns
* XQuery Lab 2 – An example using OUTER APPLY
* XQuery Lab 3 – Filtering specific nodes
* XQuery Lab 4 – Joining XML Nodes with a Relational Table
* XQuery Lab 5 – Working with Namespaces
* XQuery Lab 6 – Processing Header-Detail information
* XQuery Lab 7 – Extracting a comma separated list of values
* XQuery Lab 8 – How to update the attribute value of an XML variable?
* XQuery Lab 9 – How to delete an attribute from an XML variable?
* XQuery Lab 10 – How to insert an attribute to an XML variable
* XQuery Lab 11 – How to insert an element to an XML variable
* XQuery Lab 12 – Different ways of reading values from an XML variable
Jacob Sebastian has also released a free ebook via RedGate – The Art of XSD – SQL Server XML Schema Collections
Check it out, all 483 pages! 🙂
Now that you have collected all your information in your SharePoint lists, your business users will want to see reports off them.
You may want to leverage SQL Server Reporting Services for this (I would! I’d love to use SSRS for all the reports I need to create!), but we know it’s not an easy task.
Your options are:
I just wrote a couple of SharePoint posts at the Black Ninja Software blog:
How to Programmatically Impersonate Users in SharePoint
– this post shows how you can programmatically execute code in another user’s context, and you can do this by getting a handle to that user’s UserToken
And in case you missed this one:
SharePoint Readiness Checklist – Reposted