Free Stuff for People Who Give Back: Announcing 2019 Scholarships

Do you work for a charity or non-profit organization? Submit your application today. I haven’t advertised this in the past and… I’m not sure why: I donate licenses for SSIS Catalog Compare and (non-free) SSIS Framework Editions – and subscriptions to Biml Academy and SSIS Academy – and Enterprise Data & Analytics Training – to individuals who …
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Biml Academy – Using Biml to Build a Target Database

Using Biml to Build a Target Database is the latest unit available at Biml Academy. You can see a description of Using Biml to Build a Target Database at the link above, but I ask you to consider Basic Biml Training – which includes: Using Biml to Build a Target Database Adding Your First BimlScript Build …
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Biml Case Study: Automate an Extract for Patrick LeBlanc’s K12 Solution

My friend and brother, Patrick LeBlanc (@patrickdba), built a cool Power Bi Dashboard (and database!) to help K12 education systems track students and student activities such as attendance. Better yet, he gives it away! He gives away the code and he shares a free Guy in a Cube video walking through the features. Patrick emailed and …
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Website Ch-ch-changes…

Inspired by Frank La Vigne’s (blog | @Tableteer) snappy update to the Data Driven home page, I decided to spruce up a couple / three of my websites including this one, andyleonard.blog. I added the sidebar shown on the right of the site. It contains a more-readily-available search box and links to other websites I maintain – …
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Biml Academy Relaunch! (Well, beta…)

I’m no Brent Ozar but after tens of hours (and tens of dollars – and a little help  and some great advice from Brent), I’ve managed to get Biml Academy relaunched as a training site! First, the free content that’s always been at Biml Academy will always be there. The links have changed because MeetingBurner is shutting …
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Announcing Biml Academy v2.0

Update: See this post at Biml Academy for an opportunity to sign up for 50% off! I am pleased to announce the relaunch of Biml Academy! The site currently hosts free training from the very first Biml Academy week – way back in the Spring of 2016. I delivered that training while on the road. …
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