SQL Server Data Automation through Frameworks Book Available for Pre-Order

Although the cover image needs an update, my and Kent Bradshaw’s next book – titled “SQL Server Data Automation through Frameworks: Building Metadata-driven Frameworks with T-SQL, SSIS, and Azure Data Factory” is available for pre-order!

Free Webinar – Building an SSIS Framework in ADF

Join me at 12:00 PM EDT on 9 Jul 2020 for Building an SSIS Framework in ADF, another free Summer o’ ADF webinar from Enterprise Data & Analytics. Abstract Andy authors SSIS frameworks according to a few principles: 1. Functionality 2. Empathy 3. Simplicity Join Microsoft Data Platform MVP Andy Leonard as he discusses and …
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The SSIS Catalog and SCCPAC Files

The SSIS Catalog is a pretty cool SSIS framework, whether installed on-premises or in the cloud (Azure-SSIS). Practicing lifecycle management with the SSIS Catalog can be… challenging. Try scripting an existing SSIS Catalog Environment after creation, for example: The result? Sad trombone… SCCPAC Files to the Rescue! SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Edition includes SCCPAC file …
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Free Training for People Who Have Lost Their Jobs

I saw a tweet earlier today from another friend who has been laid off as a result of COVID-19, and said to myself, “Self? What can I do to help?” “Well, Andy, you’re delivering all this awesome training over the next few months. Why don’t you allow people who have lost their job to attend …
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Source-Control SSIS Catalog Contents in Azure DevOps

I did a thing – actually a couple things – that I’ve been dreaming about for a while. In a couple recent blog posts – SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Generates SCCPAC Files and Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 4 – Command-Line with Azure DevOps – I walked through one way to source-control the …
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Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git Part 4 – Command-Line with Azure DevOps

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 Azure DevOps, Software Development, and Git …
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SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Generates SCCPAC Files

SSIS Catalog Compare Enterprise Edition ships with the SCCPAC Deployment Wizard. The SCCPAC Deployment Wizard simplifies deploying the contents of an SSIS Catalog folder to an SSIS Catalog, whether on-premises or in the cloud: Configure SCCPAC File Location To configure the location for SCCPAC files, click View–>Options to open SSIS Catalog Compare’s Options dialog: Click …
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Four Free ADF Webinars

I just finished removing the latest appointment to attend an event from my calendar. A lot of awesome community events are being postponed or canceled. Let’s face it: the news stinks these days. What can we do about it? We can have free webinars online! Let’s Do This! Enterprise Data & Analytics is excited to …
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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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