The goal of the DBA Virtual Chapter is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.
Next Meeting

Wed, Sep 28 2016 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time

PowerShell for the DBA – sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise


PowerShell for the DBA – sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

This webinar introduces the SQL DBA to PowerShell and how it can be used to automate many common SQL Server tasks and monitor SQL Server metrics. You will be shown the basics of PowerShell and see examples of using it to automate and monitor SQL Server more efficiently, utilizing freely available SQL PowerShell modules, including the newly available SQL Server PowerShell module released with SQL Server Management Studio 2016, and other community SQL modules.

David Cobb is a Systems Architect for CheckAlt Payment Solutions, providers of automated and electronic check transaction processing since 2005. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, with MCSE Data Platform certification for SQL 2012, training people on SQL Server since 2002. David is also the principal consultant for Cobb Information Technologies, Inc, founded in 1996, providing technology consulting with a focus on SQL Server.

Future Meetings

October 12 Noon Mountain

The DBA VC will not meet on Wednesday, October 26 because of the PASS Community Summit

November 9 Noon Mountain

No meeting Wednesday, November 23 because of US Thanksgiving



The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VC?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley,