“It’s 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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Azure-Enabled SSIS Projects

The Azure-SSIS Team recently released an update to the Integration Services Extension. The update includes a new project template named “Integration Services Project (Azure-Enabled)”. The functionality is driven by another recent addition to Azure-SSIS; the ability to execute SSIS packages from Azure File Shares. I refer to this as “Azure-SSIS (Files)”. I’ve written and presented …
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Free Webinar: Azure Data Factory, Azure-SSIS, and Pipeline Parameters

UPDATE: You may view the recording of this webinar at Azure Data Factory, Azure-SSIS, and Pipeline Parameters Recording. Enjoy! :{> Join me 8 Jul 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT for another free Enterprise Data & Analytics webinar titled Azure Data Factory, Azure-SSIS, and Pipeline Parameters! In this free webinar, we build on the demonstration from …
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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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UPDATE: Moving Data with Azure Data Factory – a Free Webinar

Join me Monday, 25 Mar 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT for another free webinar from Enterprise Data & Analytics titled Moving Data with Azure Data Factory! Join this webinar and learn: How to provision a Data Factory ADF constituents Building your first ADF pipeline Register today!