Getting Version Info From dbatools

Jess Pomfret shows how you can get your operating system and SQL Server versions from the dbatools Powershell module:

With these dates on the horizon it’s a good time to look at our estate and make sure we have a good understanding of the versions we currently support. I’m going to show you how to do that easily with a couple of dbatools functions. Then, bonus content, I’ll show you how to present it for your managers with one of my other favourite PowerShell modules ImportExcel.

Jess gets bonus points for avoiding the dreaded pie chart at the end.

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