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13 January
2017
Author: Robert Cain

What’s New in SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services–Now live at Pluralsight

So you want to see what’s new in SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services? Well I’ve got just the thing for you. My 12th course just went live on Pluralsight, named appropriately “What’s New in SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services”. This course is designed specifically for those who are already familiar...
03 December
2016
Author: Robert Cain

SQL Sever 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook has arrived!

  I’m proud to announce my latest book, the SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services Cookbook, has been released! This was a real labor of love, it consumed most of my summer and well into the fall. This book was published via Packt Press, and my coauthor was Dinesh Priyankara (blog | twitter). In...
12 October
2016
Author: Robert Cain

PowerShell Book Suggestions from IT/Dev Connections

In my session today at IT/Dev Connections in Las Vegas, several people asked me for book recommendations on PowerShell in general, and DSC (Desired State Configuration) in particular. The book I’ve used for a while is from APress, Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Revealed. I found...
07 October
2016
Author: Robert Cain

ArcaneCode–Headed your way!

I’ve not done much blogging, as I’ve been swamped with other activities. In addition I’ll be doing quite a bit of speaking, so let me catch you up. Recently I did a webinar for Pluralsight, “Why you should invest in PowerShell”. If you missed it the recording is now up, take a look, it’s free!...
08 July
2016
Author: Robert Cain

Zero to Hero with PowerShell and SQL Server–Precon at DevDataDay

Are you looking to learn about PowerShell? Do you use SQL Server? Then boy have I got a bargain for you! I’m doing a precon for our upcoming devdataday event. The precon will take place on Friday, August 19th, the day before devdataday. This is designed to be a course for the PowerShell novice....
03 July
2016
Author: Robert Cain

Updating and Sorting the Microsoft Word QuickStyle Gallery with PowerShell

  Introduction I’m currently working on my fifth book, this one is for the folks at PACKT Publishing. It’s still in the early stages so I can’t say too much, but if you like SQL Server Reporting Services, you’ll enjoy this book. All book publishers use their own set of styles in Microsoft Word...
03 July
2016
Author: Robert Cain

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01 July
2016
Author: Robert Cain

Simple Way to Fix SQL Server Page Level Corruption

I’ve decided to try an experiment, and allow the occasional guest blogger. This will give new bloggers additional exposure, and draw eyes to both our sites. Our first guest blogger is Andrew Jackson. Andrew is a SQL DBA and SQL Server blogger too. He likes to share about SQL Server and the...
23 June
2016
Author: Robert Cain

SQL Saturday 498 Chattanooga

Do you like PowerShell? SQL Server? Are you anywhere close to Chattanooga TN? Then don’t miss this SQL Saturday, June 25th 2016. I’m giving two sessions (yes two for the price of one!). The first session will be PowerShell 201. It covers advanced concepts you need to know, such as debugging,...
20 June
2016
Author: Robert Cain

Testing PowerShell with Pester

My newest Pluralsight course is now live, Testing PowerShell with Pester! In this 4 hour course I walk through a complete introduction to Pester, to showing you how to both modify existing code as well as create a brand new module using Pester to guide development using the Test Driven...