My PASS Summit 2019 Presentations

SSIS DevOps and Azure Containers I was honored to co-present SSIS DevOps and Azure Containers with Sreeja Pullagura and Elizabeth Baron. Liz and Sreeja work for Teach for America, a really cool non-profit headquartered in NYC. This was their very first time presenting at the PASS Summit. We were even featured on PASStv! . You …
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PASS Summit 2019, Coming Down

During the PASS Summit 2019, Frank and I worked hard to deliver several DataDriven *DataPoint*’s.Here’s a list: *DataPoint* Andy is on the Way to Seattle for PASS 2019 *DataPoint* Andy Arrives at PASS 2019 *DataPoint* PASS 2019 Welcome Reception *DataPoint* Hanging Out with #SQLGeeks at PASS 2019 *DataPoint* Andy Speaks with SentryOne CEO Bob Potter …
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Embed an SSIS Package in an Azure Data Factory Pipeline

The Azure-SSIS Team has done it again; they’ve added more cool SSIS execution functionality to Azure Data Factory! Execute SSIS Package Activity Update First, add an Execute SSIS Package Activity in an Azure Data Factory pipeline. On Settings, select an Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime. Set Package Location to “Embedded package”: The Execute SSIS Package activity’s properties …
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Wrapping up the Summer o’ ADF 2019

As the 2019 Summer o’ ADF 2019 draws to a close, we look forward to shorter and cooler Autumn days (in the northern hemisphere, at least!), conference season, and the fast-approaching holidays. As always, I had an absolute blast sharing tips and tricks for using Azure Data Factory in the enterprise. I must admit that …
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Presenting Moving Data with ADF at TriPASS 20 Aug

I am honored to deliver Moving Data with ADF to the Triangle SQL Server Users Group (TriPASS) 20 Aug 2019 starting at 6:00 PM EDT! This event will be streamed live via Twitch. Abstract Azure Data Factory – ADF – is a cloud data engineering solution. ADF version 2 sports a snappy web GUI (graphical …
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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition

I am honored to deliver my brand-spanking-new full day pre-conference titled From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition 18 Oct 2019! (It still has that new precon smell!) My precon will be delivered at:Microsoft Avalon8000 Avalon BoulevardSuite 900Alpharetta, GA 30009 Abstract From Zero to ADF is designed to jumpstart data engineering …
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SSIS Is Not Dead (Or Dying)

A few weeks ago I began hearing a rumor that SSIS had a couple years of life remaining. “In two years or so,” according to the rumor, “SSIS will die and be replaced with Azure Data Factory.” Is Microsoft capable of such a move; deprecating a technology? Yep. Remember SQL Server Notification Services? I can …
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Honored to Co-Present Intelligent Data Integration with SSIS and Azure Data Factory at Difinity 2020

I am honored to co-present a full-day post-conference workshop – Intelligent Data Integration with SSIS and Azure Data Factory – with Sandy Winarko, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft – Azure Data Governance, Cloud & Artificial Intelligence (AI), at Difinity 2020 in New Zealand! Details Full Day Workshop Level: 300 Post-Conference: 20th of Feb 2020 This …
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“It’s Past 10 July 2019 and We Still Have SSIS 2008 in Production…”

I am writing this post 10 Jul 2019. Yesterday, support ended for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Many are still running SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 in production, and many are using SSIS 2008 and 2008 R2 in production as well. If you are reading this post and thinking or saying, “Yep. He’s …
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