Announcing GA of the Integration Services Projects Extension for Visual Studio 2019

The Microsoft SSIS Team announces the general availability (GA) of the SSIS Projects for VS2019 version 3.3! In this version, the biggest change is that we removed Power Query Source for SQL Server 2017 and Microsoft Oracle Connector for SQL Server 2019. Since this version, if you want to use these two components in this …
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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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Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQLBits 2020 in London!

Honored to Present From Zero to ADF at SQLBits 2020 in London 1 Apr 2020! When I look at this list of SQLBits Training Day presenters, I think, “Wow! That’s a lot of really smart people… plus me!” Registration is open now. Register today! :{>

Free Stuff for People Who Give Back: Announcing 2020 Scholarship Application

Do you work for a charity or non-profit organization? Submit your application today. I haven’t advertised this in the past and… I’m not sure why: I donate licenses for SSIS Catalog Compare and (non-free) SSIS Framework Editions – and subscriptions to Biml Academy and SSIS Academy – and Enterprise Data & Analytics Training – to individuals who work for charities and non-profit organizations. I am honored to …
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2019 – A Blog in Review

I write this 12 Dec 2019. Thus far in 2019 – 348 days in, counting this post – I’ve posted 124 posts at andyleonard.blog(). Roughly, that’s one post every three (~2.8) days. According to the WP-Statistics plugin, this blog has had just under 60k visitors and you have visited over 155k pages year-to-date. From the …
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Public Preview – SSIS Azure DevOps Build and Deploy Tasks

Microsoft announces the public preview for SSIS Azure DevOps Tools, which includes the SSIS Build and SSIS Deploy Azure DevOps tasks! I was honored to present Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle at the PASS Summit 2019 where I demonstrated these new tasks in action. Check them out! :{>

My PASS Summit 2019 Presentations

SSIS DevOps and Azure Containers I was honored to co-present SSIS DevOps and Azure Containers with Sreeja Pullagura and Elizabeth Baron. Liz and Sreeja work for Teach for America, a really cool non-profit headquartered in NYC. This was their very first time presenting at the PASS Summit. We were even featured on PASStv! . You …
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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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DILM Suite Applications

‘Twas the Saturday before the PASS Summit 2019 and all through Andy’s office… During my Azure DevOps and the SSIS Development Lifecycle presentation I may have an opportunity to demonstrate some DILM Suite applications: SSIS Catalog Browser, SSIS Framework Community Edition, SSIS Framework Browser, and Catalog Reports. All four applications are free. SSIS Framework Community …
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