For a Limited Time: Use SSIS Catalog Browser to Manage DtsConfig Files

For a limited time, I am making DtsConfig Management – a feature of SSIS Catalog Compare – available in the latest (free) version of SSIS Catalog Browser. Am I awesome? Well, no. I am not awesome. This feature could use more testing. I can hear some of you thinking,… “Why Do I Need to Manage …
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SSIS Catalog Browser v0.9.2.1

I added Catalog Statistics to the latest version of SSIS Catalog Browser – version 0.9.2.1. I like the idea for a number of reasons but I am definitely biased; I built it. There are additional improvements over the previous release, but the improved performance from v0.9.1.0 is still there. Take SSIS Catalog Browser version 0.9.2.1 …
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Announcing SSIS Catalog Browser v0.9.1.0

I am excited to announce a fairly substantial update to SSIS Catalog Browser! What’s New? In a word, speed. The #1 complaint I received from customers using previous versions of SSIS Catalog Browser – especially customers with more than a few SSIS packages and projects in their SSIS Catalog – was related to the amount …
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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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DILM Suite Applications

‘Twas the Saturday before the PASS Summit 2019 and all through Andy’s office… During my Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle presentation I may have an opportunity to demonstrate some DILM Suite applications: SSIS Catalog Browser, SSIS Framework Community Edition, SSIS Framework Browser, and Catalog Reports. All four applications are free. SSIS Framework Community …
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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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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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“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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