Where’s the SSIS Dropdown Menu in Visual Studio 2019?

Just the other day, I was whining to communicating with friends on the Microsoft SSIS team about the SSIS dropdown menu in Visual Studio 2019, sharing “The SSIS dropdown menu is missing.” In Visual Studio 2017 (SQL Server Data Tools), the SSIS dropdown menu is prominently displayed alongside other top-level dropdown menu items: The SSIS …
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How to Skip SSIS Package Validation

A new feature in version 3.9 of the Visual Studio 2019 SSIS extension is “skip package validation.” I’ve tested the functionality and it works well. Here’s how you set it up: First, install the Visual Studio 2019 SSIS version 3.9 extension. Next, open Visual Studio 2019 and click Tools > Options: Navigate to Business Intelligence …
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Integration Services Extension v3.9 is Available

Integration Services Extension v3.9 is now available for Visual Studio 2019. I tested the skip-package-validation feature and I like it! Interesting (to me) is skipping deployment to Azure-SSIS for all target server version except SSIS 2017. Release Notes: Version 3.9 (Current Version): Release Date: August 24th, 2020 Build Version: 15.0.2000.128 Tested against Visual Studio 2019 16.7 …
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Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle on LinkedIn Live

I was honored to deliver Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at 12:00 PM EDT 18 Aug 2020. This is a condensed version of a larger presentation that goes by the same name. This version lasted about 20 minutes and is packed with information about basic build automation using Azure Pipelines with SSIS. I …
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Free! Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle Presentation

I’m excited to deliver Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at 12:00 PM EDT Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020! This time, though, I am trying something new – LinkedIn Live! That means there’s no registration and no sign-up. Just show up at LinkedIn and attend. I’m not sure if you need to be following me on …
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Free Webinar – Updates to the SSIS Framework

Join me 30 Jul 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT for Updates to the SSIS Framework! The recording for this presentation is available here. “I cover a really good example in the webinar. “ My favorite new feature is Application Package Property Overrides. I can hear you thinking, “What are Application Package Property Overrides, Andy?” I’m …
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Learn SSIS Data Flows and Azure Data Factory in August 2020!

I recently added two online training deliveries for August 2020: 10-11 Aug 2020: SSIS Data Flows 12 Aug 2020: Master the Fundamentals of Azure Data Factory SSIS Data Flows is a two-day, online, live course designed to jumpstart SSIS developers who want to learn SSIS and those who desire to fill gaps in their self-taught …
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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!

The Recording of Configuring and Managing ADF Azure-SSIS Integration Runtimes is Available

Enjoy this recording of Configuring and Managing ADF Azure-SSIS Integration Runtimes! <ShamelessPlug> Need Help Getting Started with ADF? Enterprise Data & Analytics specializes in helping enterprises modernize their data engineering by lifting and shifting SSIS from on-premises to the cloud. Our experienced engineers grok enterprises of all sizes. We’ve done the hard work for large and challenging data engineering enterprises. …
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Integration Services Extension for VS 2019 v3.8 Released

The Integration Services v3.8 extension for VS 2019 has been released! From the SQL Server Integration Services Projects page: <ShamelessPlug> Need Help Getting Started with SSIS? Enterprise Data & Analytics specializes in helping enterprises kickstart or complete Enterprise Data Warehouse projects – whether on-premises or in the cloud. Our experienced engineers grok enterprises of all …
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