An introduction to Powershell for SQL Server 2008

Although I understand what Powershell is I didn't understand really get it until I worked with James on our last TechNet road shows.  I did know that there were special extensions and support for it in SQL Server 2008, so I suggested to our good friend Richard Siddaway that he might be best placed to right an introduction to the use of Powershell in SQL Server 2008 for interested DBA's and Powershell experts alike. 

For those of  you that don't know Richard, he is a Powershell MVP and currently leads the UK PowerShell User Group. Richard has presented to the Directory Experts Conference 2007, at various events at Microsoft UK, including the last Community Day, and for other UK User Groups. 

Richard can be contacted by e-mail at and he blogs at