Building Custom Tasks for SSIS Second Edition Errata, Chapters 1-9

Things change. Things change in software. Things change regularly in software. If you take nothing else away from this post, please take those nuggets of wisdom. Last week, my latest book – titled Building Custom Tasks for SQL Server Integration Services: The Power of .NET for ETL for SQL Server 2019 and Beyond, (Second Edition) was …
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Building Custom Tasks for SQL Server Integration Services, 2nd Edition is Available

Update: Please be sure to read Building Custom Tasks for SSIS Second Edition Errata, Chapters 1-9 for important updates to the demo code. I am honored, humbled, and excited to announce the release of Building Custom Tasks for SQL Server Integration Services, 2nd Edition! In the first edition of this book, the demo task is …
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SSIS Framework Manager CE Version 0.3 is Available

I made a few more changes to SSIS Framework Manager CE (Community Edition). The latest change is to add fields to specify the Database and Schema names. A customer shared that their enterprise considers the SSIS Catalog database – SSISDB – a system database (which I totally understand). At their request, I built a new collection of …
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Updates to the SSIS Extension for Visual Studio 2019

On 25 Jan 2021, the Microsoft SSIS Team released version 3.12 of the Integration Services extension for Visual Studio 2019: SQL Server Integration Services Projects extension for Visual Studio 2019, but there is an issue that has triggered a warning that users rollback to v 3.11.1. The warning was issued 31 Jan 2021 and reads: …
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SSIS 2019 Extension v3.11.1 Now Available

The Microsoft SSIS Team released an update to version 3.11 of the Integration Services extension for Visual Studio 2019: SQL Server Integration Services Projects extension for Visual Studio 2019! Release Notes: Version 3.11.1 (Current Version): Release Date: December 28th, 2020 Build Version: 15.0.2000.150 Tested against Visual Studio 2019 16.8 Bug fixes: Fixed an issue that …
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Azure DevOps, Git, and SSIS

After a couple false starts, I was able to live-stream one way to use Azure DevOps with Git to source-control the contents of an SSIS Catalog folder – including SSIS Catalog Folder, Projects, Packages, Environments, Environment Variables, Configured Literals, References, and Reference Mappings. In the video, I create an Azure DevOps project configured to use …
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SSIS and the Future – December 2020 Edition

My friend, Sandy Winarko, recently published a fantastic summary of the efforts of the Microsoft SSIS Team to mitigate friction for enterprises seeking to lift and shift SSIS workloads to Azure. In my humble opinion, their work is outstanding. Looking In From the Outside As we say in Farmville Virginia, “Data integration and I go …
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SSIS 2019 Extension v3.11 Now Available

The Microsoft SSIS Team sent SSIS developers an early Christmas present this year: a new SQL Server Integration Services Projects extension for Visual Studio 2019! Release Notes: Version 3.11 (Current Version): Release Date: December 23th, 2020 Build Version: 15.0.2000.149 Tested against Visual Studio 2019 16.8 Whats’ new: Make creating SSISDB optional in IR Creation Wizard. …
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Stage Updates and Inserts for SSIS Data Flow Performance

A few days ago, I streamed SSIS Data Flow Performance, which you can view below (from LinkedIn) or by clicking the link to the YouTube recording: I share similar SSIS Design Patterns in my Expert SSIS course. I next deliver Expert SSIS 14-15 Dec 2020. Also, Expert SSIS is on sale for 50% off as part of my Cyber Monday Sale at the …
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