Sean McCown

Ground-Zero PowerShell for the SQL Server DBA

Date: This event took place live on August 14 2009

Presented by: Sean McCown

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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PowerShell can change the way you work with SQL Server forever. This webcast is the first of a series designed to take DBAs with no knowledge of PowerShell and give them what they need to use this new scripting language. In this first one-hour session, Sean McCown provides a general introduction to the PowerShell language and environment, exploring both the "why" and "how" of this powerful tool. Whether you want to finally get started with PowerShell or you just want a refresher, this is an excellent place to get started.

About Sean McCown

Sean McCown has been involved with SQL Server since 1995 and has worked with multi-terabyte, high-transaction DBs since before they were popular. He is a contributing editor and the sole database expert for InfoWorld Magazine, which means he also works with DB2, Oracle, Sybase, and any other DB out there. McCown has written for SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server Standard, SSWUG, and At InfoWorld, McCown concentrates on benchmarking vendor products, reviews, and industry analysis. He also runs a book review site called as well as a free video tutorial site,, where he teachs SQL Server, Windows and scripting through screencasts.