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!

Data Driven Podcast: Bob Ward

Frank and I are honored to share an interview with Bob Ward (@bobwardms)! It was an awesome show – check it out! Notable Quotes On playing the “plague or pollen” game. (02:30) Regarding sportsball… (05:30) Virtual is the new norm. (06:30) Bob and Azure (07:30) Frank caught Bob in person at Microsoft Ready (08:15) On …
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Four Questions to Ask When Hiring an Enterprise Data Consultant

It’s time to hire a consultant for your enterprise data project. That is awesome news, but a quick search for the perfect consultancy reveals a number of options (and hourly rates). What’s a CEO, CIO, CFO, VP, or Director to do? How do you choose a consultant with the right experience for your enterprise data …
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Honored to Present at (Virtual) SQL Saturday Richmond (And a Cool Announcement)

17 Apr 2020 UPDATE: You can listen to Stevie Ray share about his presentation (and more) in this episode of the Data Driven Podcast: Stephen Leonard on STEM and the Frustration Inherent to Engineering. Or you can listen right here! I am honored and excited to deliver Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at …
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In 2020, Two Full Training Days, Two Continents

It dawned on me that I am honored to deliver two full-day conference training presentations in early 2020 on two continents! At the Difinity 2020 conference in Auckland New Zealand, Sandy Winarko and I are co-presenting Intelligent Data Integration with SSIS and Azure Data Factory 20 Feb 2020. Sandy is Principal Program Manager – Azure …
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One Way to Extract SQL Server 2017 Installation Media

In my post titled SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 4 – Adding an SSIS Catalog, Attempt 2 I wrote about storing the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition installation media in a directory. But I failed to explain how I do this. This is how I store the SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition installation media …
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SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 6 – Executing Packages in an SSIS Catalog in a Container

In the previous six posts I: examined how to install Docker for Windows, pull a test image, search for a SQL Server on Windows image, install and interact with it (Part 0) shared why I want to do all this (Part 1) shared one way to execute SSIS on a container in Part 2 shared …
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SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 5 – Deploying to the SSIS Catalog

In the previous five posts I: examined how to install Docker for Windows, pull a test image, search for a SQL Server on Windows image, install and interact with it (Part 0) shared why I want to do all this (Part 1) shared one way to execute SSIS on a container in Part 2 shared …
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SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 3 – Adding the SSIS Catalog, Attempt 1

In my previous three posts I’ve examined how to install Docker for Windows, pull a test image, search for a SQL Server on Windows image, install and interact with it (Part 0). I’ve shared why I want to do all this (Part 1). And I’ve shared one way to execute SSIS on a container in …
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SSIS, Docker, and Windows Containers, Part 2 – Executing SSIS, v0.1

In my last couple posts I’ve examined how to install Docker for Windows, pull a test image, search for a SQL Server on Windows image, install and interact with it (Part 0). I’ve shared why I want to do all this (Part 1). In this post, I show my next step: executing an SSIS package …
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