The team is me. The team is you, too. We encourage pull requests and development participation There’s also a #dbatools channel on the SQL Server Community Slack if you’d like to discuss the module or just hang out.

Chrissy LeMaire, Creator, SQL Server & PowerShell MVP

Hey, I’m Chrissy, the original creator and current maintainer of dbatools. I’m a Cajun living in Belgium and a SQL Server DBA with over 20 years of experience.

I’ve been a fan of Linux and Open Source since I was first introduced back in the 90’s, right around the time I moved to California to work in tech. I’ve loved SQL Server for nearly as long. And of course, PowerShell, which I’ve worked with since 2005.

Below is a list of awesome people who help make dbatools possible.

Major Contributors

Iraklis Evangelinos
Iraklis Evangelinos

Read more about the Inaugural Class of Major Contributors, 2016


People who have shared code that we’ve used


Companies who have helped us become more pro

DigiCert offers Microsoft MVPs the expensive Code Signing Certificate – the certificate needed to sign PowerShell modules – for free and lets them use the cert on open source projects! Their tech support is also helpful and available 24/7.
Before we found out about DigiCert, William Durkin and André Kamman of CloudDBA offered to pay for code signing certs for the foreseeable future. After finding out about DigiCert, they then offered to supply us with an Appveyor license. SO NICE!


dbatools has been tested in a lot of environments, but you may do things differently than we do. Maybe you use indexes and we don’t (kidding ;)). We want dbatools to work for all of us, and would love to hear from you if you find a scenario that is not covered.

Got some Best Practices to offer up? Or experienced something painful during a migration that you’d like to share so that it can be addressed? Please give feedback on GitHub.

As of today, dbatools has over 100 contributors on github and over 1100 users in the Slack channel, many of whom help with module design, coding, Q&A and more. If you’re a PowerShell developer or even if you want to learn, we can guide you; please consider contributing to the project.