ADF and SSIS Public Course Schedule for 2020 and 2021

Want to learn Azure Data Factory (ADF) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)? The schedule for courses is available at the Enterprise Data & Analytics Training page. Sign up for a Season Pass and Save! ADF and SSIS courses are scheduled for 2020 and 2021. Choose the Live ADF and SSIS Class Season Pass and …
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Microsoft Azure Announces Project Bicep, an ARM DSL

Managing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates can be challenging. The Microsoft Azure team is aware of the challenges and has released a very early-alpha-v0.1 version of a new effort named Project Bicep (ARM… bicep… get it?). From the Github page: Bicep is a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for deploying Azure resources declaratively. It aims to drastically …
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Learn ADF and SSIS For One Year and Save Money!

I am excited to announce Enterprise Data & Analytics has scheduled Azure Data Factory (ADF) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) courses through Dec 2021! We have updated the public training schedule at the Live ADF and SSIS Class Season Pass and Training pages. In all, there are seven delivery blocks scheduled – each containing …
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Where’s the SSIS Dropdown Menu in Visual Studio 2019?

Just the other day, I was whining to communicating with friends on the Microsoft SSIS team about the SSIS dropdown menu in Visual Studio 2019, sharing “The SSIS dropdown menu is missing.” In Visual Studio 2017 (SQL Server Data Tools), the SSIS dropdown menu is prominently displayed alongside other top-level dropdown menu items: The SSIS …
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How to Skip SSIS Package Validation

A new feature in version 3.9 of the Visual Studio 2019 SSIS extension is “skip package validation.” I’ve tested the functionality and it works well. Here’s how you set it up: First, install the Visual Studio 2019 SSIS version 3.9 extension. Next, open Visual Studio 2019 and click Tools > Options: Navigate to Business Intelligence …
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Integration Services Extension v3.9 is Available

Integration Services Extension v3.9 is now available for Visual Studio 2019. I tested the skip-package-validation feature and I like it! Interesting (to me) is skipping deployment to Azure-SSIS for all target server version except SSIS 2017. Release Notes: Version 3.9 (Current Version): Release Date: August 24th, 2020 Build Version: 15.0.2000.128 Tested against Visual Studio 2019 16.7 …
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Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle on LinkedIn Live

I was honored to deliver Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at 12:00 PM EDT 18 Aug 2020. This is a condensed version of a larger presentation that goes by the same name. This version lasted about 20 minutes and is packed with information about basic build automation using Azure Pipelines with SSIS. I …
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Free! Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle Presentation

I’m excited to deliver Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at 12:00 PM EDT Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020! This time, though, I am trying something new – LinkedIn Live! That means there’s no registration and no sign-up. Just show up at LinkedIn and attend. I’m not sure if you need to be following me on …
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