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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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 Present Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at the PASS Summit 2019!

I am honored to deliver Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at the PASS Summit 2019! Abstract Data Integration Lifecycle Management – or DILM – is challenging regardless of your chosen data integration platform. The primary goal of this session is an explanation – via demonstration – of the production release of an SSIS …
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How To: Execute Azure-SSIS Packages From Azure Files

UPDATE: View the recording of the free webinar titled Execute Azure-SSIS from Azure Files. Enjoy! :{> Join me Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT for a free webinar titled Execute Azure-SSIS Packages from Azure Files! An Updated Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime I confess: I have been waiting for this feature since I first learned …
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Free Webinar: Using the Azure Data Factory If Condition and Web Activities

The summer o’ ADF continues with another free webinar from Enterprise Data & Analytics Friday, 14 Jun 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT: Using the Azure Data Factory If Condition and Web Activities! Abstract Join Microsoft Data Platform MVP and author Andy Leonard for 30 minutes packed with demos. In this session, Andy walks through using …
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Using Azure Resource Manager Templates with Azure Data Factory

Azure Resource Manager, or ARM, “allows you to provision your applications using a declarative template.” So says the Azure Quickstart Templates page. ARM templates are JSON and allow administrators to import and export Azure resources using varying management patterns. I really like ARM templates for implementing infrastructure as code in Azure. In this post I …
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Summer.ADF.2019(): Kicking off the Summer of Azure Data Factory 2019!

I’m excited to kick off the 2019 Summer o’ ADF! My plan is to tag each post Summer.ADF.2019 and update this post with links to the series: Using Azure Resource Manager templates with Azure Data Factory The Recording for Using the Azure Data Factory Lookup and ForEach Activities Using the Azure Data Factory If Condition …
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Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 1 – Applied

I started this series with the title “Azure DevOps, SSIS, and Git” in a post titled Azure DevOps, SSIS, and Git Part 0 – Getting Started. I am renaming it because “I do what I want!” Seriously, I renamed the series – changing “SSIS” to “Software Development” – because I’m going to write about more …
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The Recording for Loading Medical Data with SSIS is Available

Kent Bradshaw and I had a blast delivering Loading Medical Data with SSIS earlier today! If you missed the webinar and, perhaps more importanly, coupon codes to save on upcoming Enterprise Data & Analytics Training. Enjoy the video! We demonstrated a handful of (free!) DILM Suite (Data Integration Lifecycle Management) utilities: Catalog Reports SSIS Catalog …
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The Moving Data with Azure Data Factory Recording is Available

If you tuned in to my free webinar, “Moving Data with Azure Data Factory,” on Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 and could not connect, I sincerely apologize. I moved the webinar to Monday, 25 Mar 2019 due to a scheduling conflict. I recorded it and you may view the webinar above. Thank you (and apologies)!