Jess Pomfret is a Database Engineer for Quilter. She started working with SQL Server in 2011 and enjoys the problem-solving aspects of performance tuning and automating processes with PowerShell. She also enjoys contributing to open source PowerShell modules including, dbatools, dbachecks and SqlServerDsc. She grew up in the South West of England and then spent 14 years living in Ohio, USA. Outside of her DBA life she enjoys Crossfit, cycling and watching proper football.


dbatools is an open source PowerShell module. This session will walk through several life hacks that you can take back to work and quickly implement to make your life easier and impress your friends.
Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) we'll install and configure a SQL Server instance in under 5 mins.