PASS Summit 2019, Coming Down

During the PASS Summit 2019, Frank and I worked hard to deliver several DataDriven *DataPoint*’s.Here’s a list: *DataPoint* Andy is on the Way to Seattle for PASS 2019 *DataPoint* Andy Arrives at PASS 2019 *DataPoint* PASS 2019 Welcome Reception *DataPoint* Hanging Out with #SQLGeeks at PASS 2019 *DataPoint* Andy Speaks with SentryOne CEO Bob Potter …
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Wrapping up the Summer o’ ADF 2019

As the 2019 Summer o’ ADF 2019 draws to a close, we look forward to shorter and cooler Autumn days (in the northern hemisphere, at least!), conference season, and the fast-approaching holidays. As always, I had an absolute blast sharing tips and tricks for using Azure Data Factory in the enterprise. I must admit that …
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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition

I am honored to deliver my brand-spanking-new full day pre-conference titled From Zero to ADF at SQL Saturday Atlanta – BI Edition 18 Oct 2019! (It still has that new precon smell!) My precon will be delivered at:Microsoft Avalon8000 Avalon BoulevardSuite 900Alpharetta, GA 30009 Abstract From Zero to ADF is designed to jumpstart data engineering …
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SSIS Is Not Dead (Or Dying)

A few weeks ago I began hearing a rumor that SSIS had a couple years of life remaining. “In two years or so,” according to the rumor, “SSIS will die and be replaced with Azure Data Factory.” Is Microsoft capable of such a move; deprecating a technology? Yep. Remember SQL Server Notification Services? I can …
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Honored to Co-Present Intelligent Data Integration with SSIS and Azure Data Factory at Difinity 2020

I am honored to co-present a full-day post-conference workshop – Intelligent Data Integration with SSIS and Azure Data Factory – with Sandy Winarko, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft – Azure Data Governance, Cloud & Artificial Intelligence (AI), at Difinity 2020 in New Zealand! Details Full Day Workshop Level: 300 Post-Conference: 20th of Feb 2020 This …
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“It’s Past 10 July 2019 and We Still Have SSIS 2008 in Production…”

I am writing this post 10 Jul 2019. Yesterday, support ended for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Many are still running SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 in production, and many are using SSIS 2008 and 2008 R2 in production as well. If you are reading this post and thinking or saying, “Yep. He’s …
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How To: Execute Azure-SSIS Packages From Azure Files

UPDATE: View the recording of the free webinar titled Execute Azure-SSIS from Azure Files. Enjoy! :{> Join me Tuesday, 2 Jul 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT for a free webinar titled Execute Azure-SSIS Packages from Azure Files! An Updated Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime I confess: I have been waiting for this feature since I first learned …
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The Recording for Designing a Basic SSIS Execution Framework

As will sometimes happen when one chooses to type in demos, things went awry in the last demo. I choose to type in demos because I don’t want to create the false impression that SSIS Just Works the first time, every time. After the webinar ended I spent some time troubleshooting. The issue appears related …
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Free Webinar: Designing a Basic SSIS Execution Framework

Join me at 12:00 PM EDT 27 Jun 2019 for Designing a Basic SSIS Execution Framework – another free webinar from Enterprise Data & Analytics! Abstract Join Microsoft Data Platform MVP and author Andy Leonard for 60 minutes packed with demos of how to design a basic SSIS Execution Framework to centralize and simplify SSIS …
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SSIS in SSMS Version 18: Try SSIS in Azure Data Factory

There’s a new option when you right-click the Integration Services Catalogs node in SSMS v18: “Try SSIS in Azure Data Factory”: Clicking the “Try SSIS in Azure Data Factory” option in SSMS v18 opens the (new) Integration Runtime Creation Wizard (ISIRCreationWizard.exe, which is found in the <installation drive>:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 18\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\SSIS\150\Binn directory): …
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