Good Bye Import-CliXML – Use the Secrets Management module for your labs and demos

Don’t want to read all this? There are two dotnet interactive notebooks here with the relevant information for you to use. https://beard.media/dotnetnotebooks Jaap is awesome I have to start here. For the longest time, whenever anyone has asked me how I store my credentials for use in my demos and labs I have always referred […]

Create a PowerShell Notebook for Azure Data Studio with PowerShell

The latest update to the ADSNotebook PowerShell module I blogged about here now enables the creation of PowerShell notebooks with PowerShell. You can install the module with or if you have already installed it you can use In the latest release, there is an extra parameter for New-AdsWorkBook of -Type which will accept either SQL […]

Whats a SQL Notebook in Azure Data Studio?

Azure Data Studio is a cross-platform database tool for data professionals using the Microsoft family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Recently Vicky Harp tweeted By the way, you can watch a recording from SQLBits of Vicky’s session So in the interest of learning about something new I decided to […]

Deploying a Windows Data Science Virtual Machine to Azure with PowerShell easily

This weekend (10 December 2016), I went to Slovenia for a SQL Saturday. As always, it was an amazing event well organised by Mladen Prajdic, Dejan Sarka, and Matija Lah in a fabulous setting amongst fabulous scenery. I highly recommend it and, also, Ljubljana ┬áis a wonderful place to be in December with all the […]