This book is written for SQL Server administrators and developers who want to leverage PowerShell to work with SQL Server. Some background with scripting will be helpful but t necessary.
Donabel Santos (SQL Server MVP) is a business intelligence architect, trainer/instructor, consultant, author, and principal at QueryWorks Solutions, based in Vancouver, Canada. She works primarily with SQL Server for database/data warehouse, reporting, and ETL solutions. She scripts and automates tasks with PowerShell and creates dashboards and visualizations with Tableau and Power BI. She is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She provides consulting and corporate training to clients. She is also the lead instructor for SQL Server and Tableau (Visual Analytics) courses at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Donabel is an MCITP DBA and a developer for SQL Server and MCTS for SharePoint. She is also a Tableau Desktop 7 Core Certified and a Tableau Desktop 8 Certified Professional. She is currently working on her SQL Server 2012 (and upcoming 2014) certifications. She is a self-confessed data geek. She loves working with data and thinks SQL Server is a lot of fun and Tableau is just amazing at delivering insights. She authored SQL Server 2012 with PowerShell V3 Cookbook, Packt Publishing, and contributed to PowerShell Deep Dives, Manning Publications. She blogs at www.sqlbelle.com and tweets at @sqlbelle.