A critical, yet tedious, task DBAs perform on a daily basis is making sure SQL Agent jobs have run properly. Manually checking each instance is slow and doesn't scale beyond a handful of servers. Agent alerts are helpful but can easily get lost and forgotten in your inbox; Monitoring tools make things a little easier - provided every one of your instances is monitored. What we really just need is a simple and efficient way to see the status of jobs across all instances. Windows PowerShell is a perfect fit for the task, and in this session you'll learn how to automate building a daily report so that you can see what's happening with SQL Agent jobs in one place.
Kendal Van Dyke is a practiced IT professional with over a decade of experience in SQL Server development and administration. He is currently a principal consultant with UpSearch SQL, where he helps companies keep their SQL Servers running in high gear. Kendal is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified Professional in SQL Server 2008 and 2012, and president of MagicPASS (South Orlando's PASS Chapter). He also serves as a Regional Mentor for the US Southeast Region of PASS.