Thank You, Members of the PASS Board of Directors

Today, 15 Jan 2021, is the last day of PASS. I’d like to thank everyone involved in the creation, management, and administration of the organization over its 20+ year history. PASS impacted my career in a very positive way. I didn’t always agree with the decisions of PASS leadership, and I was vocal about a …
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Wrapping Up 2020

It’s that time of year again; that time when bloggers and others share their thoughts about the year that was and the year to come. “2020 was ____.” I complete this sentence three ways, listed below. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. “Different” …is the first word that leaps to mind. The …
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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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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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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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Honored to Present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday Albuquerque on Cinco de Mayo!

I am honored to present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday #720 – Albuquerque 5 May 2018! Abstract Ever wonder why SSIS runs so slow? Watch SSIS author Andy Leonard as he runs test loads using sample and real-world data and shows you how to tune SQL Server 2016 Integration Services (SSIS 2016) packages. We’ll start …
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