View Azure Blob Storage Containers in SSMS

SQL Server Management Studio – SSMS – supports viewing the contents of Azure Blob Storage containers. Connect to a Azure Blob Storage Container To connect, open the latest version of SSMS, open Object Explorer, and click the Connect dropdown in the Object Explorer menu: Select “Azure Storage…” to start the connection process. The Connect to …
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Regarding Amazon Reviews

In a scene in History of the World, Part 1, Mel Brooks portrays a caveman painting and describes the scene as the “first artist.” He follows this scene with a non-flattering comment about the first art critic. Since the movie, made in 1981, is not longer appropriate (truth be told, it probably was inappropriate in …
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SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks is Available!

Kent Bradshaw and I are excited and honored to announce the release of our latest book, SQL Server Data Automation Through Frameworks: Building Metadata-Driven Frameworks with T-SQL, SSIS, and Azure Data Factory! Enjoy! :{> Need Help? Enterprise Data & Analytics delivers private training, can join your team to help implement your enterprise data warehouse solution, …
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Andy’s Black Friday Training Sale is Coming…

Next week, Enterprise Data & Analytics kicks off the Black Friday Training Sale! This year’s sale begins 1 Nov 2020 with a substantial discount on our Live Season Pass (attend my SSIS and ADF training course deliveries for a full year) for two weeks only! The Enterprise Data & Analytics Black Friday¬†ends 13 Dec 2020. …
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Azure-SSIS Catalog Database Connection Failed

I was provisioning a new Azure Data Factory (ADF) Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime (IR) to conduct some testing and, when I clicked the “Test connection” link, I got a Connection failed error as shown in the red box: I clicked the “More” link to display details in the blue box To provision new Integration Runtime, Azure …
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Azure Data Factory and SSIS Training 2020-Q4

Join me 16-19 Nov 2020 for four days of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) training! Days 1 and 2 focus on development using real-world data (I love AdventureWorks for demos, but real-world data is never that clean). Students complete 10 labs on days 1 and 2 and get to play the game What Will SSIS …
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SSIS 2019 Extension v3.10 for Visual Studio 2019 Released

The Microsoft Azure-SSIS team released version 3.10 of the SQL Server Integration Services Projects extension a couple weeks back. I missed it until today because my writing is keeping me in my SSIS 2017 VMs and, truth be told, I am a little off my game the past few weeks. Apologies for this delayed post. …
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How to Promote SSIS Code in the Enterprise Lifecycle

I’ve written about Data Integration Lifecycle Management (DILM) tiers. To summarize, every enterprise needs at least four lifecycle management tiers: 1. Development – an environment in which developers have sysadmin privileges. 2. Test – another environment in which developers have sysadmin privileges. 4. Production – managed by production operations such as domain administrators, system administrators, …
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