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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Honored to Present Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF at #Azure DataFest Atlanta

The #Azure DataFest Atlanta Schedule has been posted and I am honored to be selected to present Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF! Check out this lineup of presenters and presentations. I describe this group as: “a bunch of smart people – plus me!” Lift and Shift SSIS to ADF Abstract Your enterprise wants to …
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My Day – Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 – #SQLCareer

6:30-9:00 AM Awaken. Weigh in, pray, read the Bible, check the burn barrel. This morning I weigh 200 pounds. Prayer, praise, gratitude, thanking God for another day. This morning I read Romans 8:31-39. I am teaching our adult Sunday School class this morning and we are making our way through Romans. Powerful. Coffee. Breakfast. Boy-wrangling. It’s …
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My Day – Saturday, 21 Jul 2018 – #SQLCareer

5:30-9:30 AM Awaken after hitting snooze thrice. Weigh in, pray, read the Bible, check the burn barrel. This morning I weigh 201 pounds. There’s a bunch to pray about. I start with praise followed by gratitude, thanking God for another day. This morning I read Psalm 150 again (now reading Psalms from last to first), …
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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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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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My Learning Resources for SSIS

People often ask me, “Andy, where can I learn SSIS or learn more about it?” Well, you’re at one such location – my blog! I’ve been blogging about SSIS for about 10 years as I type this. There’s a lot posts here about SSIS – that’s the good news. The bad news is: There’s a …
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Honored to Present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday #721 – Raleigh 14 Apr 2018!

I am humbled, honored, and excited to present Faster SSIS at SQL Saturday #721 – Raleigh 14 Apr 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) …
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