PowerShell for DBAs
Chad has a very interesting post on “The Value Proposition of PowerShell to DBAs” - http://chadwickmiller.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!EA42395138308430!347.entry where he discusses the results of a poll of DBAs regarding PowerShell.
On initial reading it is a bit depressing for the PowerShell community as only 20% of respondents were using PowerShell. However, it gets a bit more cheerful if you consider that another 40% were planning to – I wonder how that will change as SQL Server 2008, with PowerShell built in, becomes more widespread.
Chad gives a number of benefits of learning PowerShell. I think that one of the most compelling reasons si that it will be a part of all future Microsoft products – look what is happening with Windows 2008 R2 – an provides a common automation platform across your Microsoft estate. PowerShell gives us the possibility of integrated, automated administration across you servers and applications.
Gives us more time for PowerShel space invaders
Read the complete post at http://richardsiddaway.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!43CFA46A74CF3E96!2235.entry