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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Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure

Enjoy this recording of a free webinar titled Overcome Challenges of Lifting and Shifting SSIS to Azure! In this webinar, I demonstrated challenges of scripting SSIS Catalog Environments, Environment Variables, References, Reference Mappings, and Literals for deployment to another SSIS Catalog. These challenges are particularly troublesome when practicing Lifecycle Management or DevOps with SQL Server …
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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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Execute SSIS Package in Azure-SSIS

If you browse to an instance of an Azure Data Factory SSIS Integration Runtime – aka Azure-SSIS IR – you may notice an icon / button that appears as shown above. There are two ways to reach the Execute SSIS Package functionality, via the Monitor page and via the Author page’s Connections tab. From the …
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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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Free Webinar: Execute SSIS Packages in Azure-SSIS from Visual Studio

Join me 15 Jul 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT for another free Enterprise Data & Analytics webinar titled Execute SSIS Packages in Azure-SSIS from Visual Studio! Abstract Join Microsoft Data Platform MVP Andy Leonard for this free webinar to learn more about the Visual Studio Extension for Integration Services 3.1, which allows SSIS developers to …
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