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Who am I?

I’m Chad Miller a DBA Manager and I’ve have worked with Microsoft SQL Server since 1999. I’ve been automating administration tasks using Windows Powershell since 2007. In addition to this blog, in my spare time I’m the Project Coordinator/Developer of Powershell-based Codeplex projects SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX), Really Simple Data Dictionary (RSDD) and PoshRSS.

List of past speaking engagements, articles, etc.:

Where can you find me?



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Stack Exchange

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SQLServerCentral Guest Columnist

Hey Scripting Guy Guest Blog Posts

Use PowerShell to Collect Server Data and Write to SQL

Use ACE Drivers and PowerShell to Talk to Access and Excel

Four Easy Ways to Import CSV Files to SQL Server with PowerShell

Expert Commentary: 2012 Scripting Games Advanced Event 4

PowerGUI PowerPack Contributions

SQL Server Powershell Extensions


CodePlex Projects

SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (Coordinator/Developer)

Really Simple Data Dictionary (Coordinator/Developer)

PoshRSS (Coordinator/Developer)


Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Powershell — July 2011 to July 2014

Microsoft Community Contributor — June 2011

What’s Sev 17?

Sev 17 is a reference to a SQL Server error severity level you may see logged to the SQL Server errorlog . Sev17, indicates software errors that cannot be corrected by the user. Inform your system administrator of the problem.*

*Source: Database Engine Error Severities from  SQL Server Books Online