Honored to Present Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at the PASS Summit 2019!

I am honored to deliver Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at the PASS Summit 2019! Abstract Data Integration Lifecycle Management – or DILM – is challenging regardless of your chosen data integration platform. The primary goal of this session is an explanation – via demonstration – of the production release of an SSIS …
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Dear Speaker, Your Time is Up

Peeves make lousy pets, but I own a few nonetheless. One of my pet peeves is speakers who run long when presenting at conferences. I’m not sure what the speakers are thinking. I can share a few things I’ve heard them say: “I must share this thing I didn’t get to yet, it’s n slides …
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PASS Summit 2018 Session Feedback

I was honored to participate in three presentations at the PASS Summit 2018. I delivered a full-day pre-conference session titled Intelligent Data Integration and another session titled Faster SSIS. I also participated on a panel titled BI & Data Visualization. A great big THANK YOU to everyone who attended my presentations! As I’ve shared (numerous …
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Biml, Book Reviews, and Metadata-Driven Frameworks

I occasionally (rarely) read reviews at Amazon of books I’ve written. If I learn of a complaint regarding the book I often try to help. If a reader experiences difficulty with demos, I often offer to help, and sometimes I meet with readers to work through some difficulty related to the book (as I offered …
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Introducing Azure Data Factory Design Patterns

I was honored to write an article titled Introducing Azure Data Factory Design Patterns featured in this month’s PASS Insights newsletter! Introducing Azure Data Factory Design Patterns The article covers a couple execution patterns: Execute Child Pipeline Execute Child SSIS Package I demonstrate a cool SSIS Catalog Browser feature that helps ADF developers configure the Execute SSIS Package activity. To …
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PASS Summit 2018 Starts in 10 Weeks!

Can you believe the PASS Summit 2018 begins only 10 weeks from today (27 Aug 2018)? I confess, this is sneaking up on me fast! I will be there. Will you? Where Can You Find Andy at the PASS Summit 2018? Precon! Monday 5 Nov 2018, I’m delivering a full-day pre-conference session titled Intelligent Data …
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One Solution to Presentation Categories

I’ve shared suggestions for improving presentation categories: One Solution to Presentation Levels One Solution to Presentation Tracks My chief concern is the scalar nature of the selections (the “Naked Scalar”). As I pointed out in both posts, I’ve been delivering presentations to the SQL Server Community for more than a decade and I’ve never – …
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Who is Exhibiting at the PASS Summit 2018? Enterprise Data & Analytics, That’s Who!

I am honored and excited to announce that Enterprise Data & Analytics will be an exhibitor at the PASS Summit 2018! If you browse on over to the PASS Summit Sponsors page and scroll to the Exhibitors section, you’ll find us listed: Honored and excited – that’s me! I see – and have lived – …
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The Biml Book is Available!

The Biml Book became available last week! I’m delayed in posting this because I was at the PASS Summit 2017 last week where I had a great time catching up with old friends, making new friends, learning new stuff, and presenting. Really exciting for Biml people, Scott Currie was on-stage to present Biml and Azure Data …
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