Announcing SSIS Framework Manager CE (Community Edition)

I’m excited to announce SSIS Framework Manager CE (Community Edition) is available for download at DILM Suite! SSIS Framework Manager CE is designed to support SSIS Framework Community Edition, providing a GUI to facilitate SSIS Framework Application creation, configuration, and management. Three views are supported in this initial edition: Catalog, Application, and Package. The Catalog …
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One Good Question

“How do I…?” I get questions that begin this way. Today, a friend reached out to ask how to search internals of SSIS packages deployed to an instance of the SSIS Catalog. My response was, “I don’t know, but this is how I would learn the answer.” I sent the following query: Select OBJECT_NAME(id) as …
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Q & A: Learning ETL. Where Should I Focus?

A viewer on my YouTube channel asked, “Never been too deep into SSIS, but the new role I’ll be taking on involves ETL, should I be focusing on Azure Data Factory, or do you recommend I keep a foot in each of those worlds?” My response? At this time, it’s prudent to cultivate options in …
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Thank You, Members of the PASS Board of Directors

Today, 15 Jan 2021, is the last day of PASS. I’d like to thank everyone involved in the creation, management, and administration of the organization over its 20+ year history. PASS impacted my career in a very positive way. I didn’t always agree with the decisions of PASS leadership, and I was vocal about a …
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Getting Started With ADF (Azure Data Factory)

Here’s a sample of a live stream I recorded today about Getting Started with ADF (Azure Data Factory)! You can view the full video here. Be sure to click Follow to be alerted when I stream live! :{> Need Help With ETL or Your Enterprise Data Warehouse? At Enterprise Data & Analytics, we believe you should ask …
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SSIS 2019 Extension v3.11.1 Now Available

The Microsoft SSIS Team released an update to version 3.11 of the Integration Services extension for Visual Studio 2019: SQL Server Integration Services Projects extension for Visual Studio 2019! Release Notes: Version 3.11.1 (Current Version): Release Date: December 28th, 2020 Build Version: 15.0.2000.150 Tested against Visual Studio 2019 16.8 Bug fixes: Fixed an issue that …
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Wrapping Up 2020

It’s that time of year again; that time when bloggers and others share their thoughts about the year that was and the year to come. “2020 was ____.” I complete this sentence three ways, listed below. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. “Different” …is the first word that leaps to mind. The …
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Azure DevOps, Git, and SSIS

After a couple false starts, I was able to live-stream one way to use Azure DevOps with Git to source-control the contents of an SSIS Catalog folder – including SSIS Catalog Folder, Projects, Packages, Environments, Environment Variables, Configured Literals, References, and Reference Mappings. In the video, I create an Azure DevOps project configured to use …
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