How I Build an SSIS Test Virtual Machine

I use VirtualBox for my hypervisor engine. I started using it years ago when it was the first free hypervisor I found that supported 64-bit guests. In this post I share some thoughts about testing SSIS using a test virtual machine (VM). There are other awesome hypervisor platforms out there. In setting up a virtual …
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Two Recordings Available: SSIS Catalog and SSIS Lifecycle

Andy Leonard shares two recordings about using the SSIS Catalog to manage enterprise data engineering.

You Might Need an SSIS Framework

You might need an SSIS framework. “How can I tell if I need an SSIS framework, Andy?” I’m glad you asked. Does your enterprise: Practice DevOps? Execute lots of SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages? Execute SSIS packages several times per day? Execute “SSIS in the Cloud” using the Azure Data Factory version 2 Integration …
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On Output…

I’m going to be a little bold in this post and suggest if you are developing for SQL Server, the screenshot to the left and above shows something that is, well, wrong. I can hear you thinking, “What’s Wrong With That Output, Andy?” I’m glad you asked. I will answer with a question: What just …
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Coming Soon: SSIS Catalog Compare Updates

I spent a lot of time this year writing and managing a book project. I will blog about that later, I promise. While I enjoy writing it really cuts into my play time. What do I do when I play? I write software. This weekend I cracked open the code for SSIS Catalog Compare and …
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