More SSIS and spatial, with an offer from SAFE Software

An offer from SAFE software, "The Spatial ETL Experts" In my recent blog post where I mentioned some components and resources for using SSIS with geospatial data, naturally I mentioned the extensive set of custom components available from SAFE Software. I pointed out that their SSIS integration is only available as part of larger product packages. SAFE contacted me after that blog post, and invited me to share this offer of an extended free evaluation period with SSIS developers: "Developer... [More]

New book: SSIS Problem - Design - Solution

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Problem-Design-Solutionby Erik Veerman, Jessica Moss, Brian Knight, and Jay HackneyISBN: 978-0-470-52576-0Paperback, 480 pagesPublished by Wiley/Wrox in November 2009List price: US $49.99Amazon price US $31.49 as of 11/9/2009.Also available from Wiley as an Adobe E-Book.Not yet available from Amazon for Kindle, as of 11/9/2009. In Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Problem-Design-Solution, a new book from Wiley/Wrox, 4 recognized SSIS experts... [More]

Save 50% today only on new book, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives

I got this reminder from MVP Phil Brammer: FYI - You can use the code, pop0928, at checkout from www.sqlservermvpdeepdives.com during the month of September (what's left of it anyway) to save 50%.  That is a public code, so please feel free to spread the word. Thanks,Phil  Please see my post from yesterday, New book: Learn some SSIS, help children affected by war, for more information about the book. -Doug  

New book: Learn some SSIS, help children affected by war

"SQL Server MVP Deep Dives," a result of collaboration among 53 SQL Server MVP's and others, is now available for pre-order. The authors are generously donating all their royalties to a charity for children affected by war. Find out more about the book here: http://www.sqlservermvpdeepdives.com.(9/29/09: If you were one of the very first readers this morning, sorry about the mis-typed URL. It's working now.) The book contains the following 4 chapters on SQL Server Integration Servic... [More]

Faking success in SSIS

A SQL Server Integration Services package has a set of properties with similar names that let you: force the result of running the package return a custom value from the package Their similar names make it easy to confuse these properties. To make matters worse, their descriptions were mixed up in at least one place in Books Online (now fixed). I've just checked BOL one more time, so let's clear up the confusion before I forget which property is which. These properties apply not only to the ... [More]

The first Integration Services 2008 book is now available

 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470247959/ Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Servicesby SQL Server MVPs Brian Knight and Erik Veerman, our own broadly smiling Grant Dickinson, and industry experts Douglas Hinson and Darren Herbold At this writing, US $31.49 on Amazon.com and in stock. Although this is the 2008 update to the 2005 version of the book, it has been massively updated with new material. It has also been carefully tech reviewed by yours truly and several other memb... [More]