Calculate Bitmasks In PowerShell

Have you ever had to calculate bitmasks on the fly?  I have and still do.  In this post, I'm going to show a simple PowerShell script that can be used to generate bitmask values.  But first, let's look at a reason that you may have to use bitmasks. Many of today's servers have a fair number of … Continue reading Calculate Bitmasks In PowerShell

T-SQL Tuesday – Powershell and Perfmon Results – #TSQL2sDay

This month, Wayne Sheffield (Blog | @DBAWayne) is running T-SQL Tuesday on PowerShell.  T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blogging event where a number of us in the SQL Server community gets together to blog on a central topic. The topic that was chosen for this month was PowerShell. And more specifically: "Blog about using PowerShell for doing, … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday – Powershell and Perfmon Results – #TSQL2sDay

PowerShell: Download List of SQL Server MVPs

This weekend, I was working on something that I will blog about later this week.  As part of that, though, I needed to download a list of all of the SQL Server MVPs that Microsoft publishes. A few times back, I just cut-n-pasted these down to get them all out quick and dirty.  After reading … Continue reading PowerShell: Download List of SQL Server MVPs