One Way to Build an SSMS Database Solution – Add a New Query

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One Way to Build an SSMS Database Solution – Introduction

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What If? (Thoughts for 2022)

My favorite variation on the “Expect the best” quote is from Zig Ziglar: One reason this version appeals to me is that it mirrors many sentiments shared by Nassim Taleb (@nntaleb) in his book Antifragile. I write this at the start of 2022 because I, like many of you, have experienced disappointment when expecting general …
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Announcing SSIS Framework Community Edition 2022

I am honored to announce the latest addition to DILM Suite, another free and open-source project named SSIS Framework Community Edition 2022! SSIS Framework CE 2022 is an updated version of SSIS Framework Community Edition – which is also free and open-source – but features a separate database, named SSISFrameworkDB,  for storing SSIS Application and Package …
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Install and Configure SSIS Catalog Archive

Yesterday (27 Dec 2021), I streamed Introducing SSIS Catalog Archive. Since then, I’ve finished the first draft of documentation. Today (28 Dec 2021) I streamed about configuring SSIS Catalog Archive – a free and open-source project I designed to support managing the SSIS Catalog log tables. Links in today’s stream: SSIS Catalog Archive @ github …
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Introducing SSIS Catalog Archive

I had some free time over the holidays, so I designed a beta version of SSIS Catalog Archive. You can watch the video below. You can browse to my github repo and check it out. It’s beta… and I may be stretching the definition of “beta” a bit here. Enjoy! Learn More Check out upcoming …
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SSIS Catalog Reports – Operations Report

I recently added an Operations Report to DILM Suite‘s SSIS Catalog Reports solution. To acquire your very own copy of SSIS Catalog Reports – a free and open-source SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) solution – visit DILM Suite: Scroll until you find the link to SSIS Catalog Reports, and then click the link: The new …
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SSIS Catalog Execution Ended Unexpectedly

There are a handful of reasons for an “Ended Unexpectedly” package execution status in the SSIS Catalog. One reason is: the SSIS package was reporting a “Running” status when the SQL Server instance started. I can hear some of you thinking,… “How Did I Get Here?” The day earlier, I was testing some new SSIS …
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How to Stand Out and Gain Followers on Social Media

How’s that for click bait? Does Unsolicited Stuff Bother You? I have to admit, some unsolicited stuff bothers me. It’s one thing if I sign up for a newsletter or follow an account. It’s different if someone visits a contact form on my site and spams me. I have a personal rule to never, ever, …
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