Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 3 – Command-Line

I’m writing about my journey with git, sharing my experiences along the way. The series to date: Azure DevOps, SSIS, and Git Part 0 – Getting Started Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 1 – Applied Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 2 – Distributed Version Control In this post I cover command-line …
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Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 2 – Distributed Version Control

I’ve been learning git and… it’s been challenging. I’ve written about my experiences: Azure DevOps, SSIS, and Git Part 0 – Getting Started Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 1 – Applied In this post I discuss some benefits of distributed version control. But first, I’d like to share this caused no small number …
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Honored to Present Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group 15 Jan 2020!

I am honored to present Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group 15 Jan 2020! The primary goal of this session is an explanation – via demonstration – of the production release of an SSIS Project. We will walk this project through lifecycle management using Azure DevOps – …
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Announcing GA of the Integration Services Projects Extension for Visual Studio 2019

The Microsoft SSIS Team announces the general availability (GA) of the SSIS Projects for VS2019 version 3.3! In this version, the biggest change is that we removed Power Query Source for SQL Server 2017 and Microsoft Oracle Connector for SQL Server 2019. Since this version, if you want to use these two components in this …
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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQLBits 2020 in London!

Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQLBits 2020 in London 1 Apr 2020! When I look at this list of SQLBits Training Day presenters, I think, “Wow! That’s a lot of really smart people… plus me!” Registration is open now. Register today! :{>

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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PASS Summit 2019 Presentations

SSIS DevOps and Azure Containers I am preparing for an exciting week in Seattle! This year I have the honor of co-presenting SSIS DevOps and Azure Containers with Elizabeth Baron and Sreeja Pullagura, two (really) smart architects who work together at Teach For America – an awesome non-profit in New York. Catch us Wednesday, 6 …
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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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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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