Nov
9
2009

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]
Sep
30
2009

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  
Sep
29
2009

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]
Dec
29
2008

Off topic: Talking SQL Server on an Italian beach

In the midst of the recent snowfall that put the Seattle area out of business for 10 days, one sunny spot (advance pun) was a Christmas email from SQL Server MVP Andrea Montanari. I haven't seen Andrea in person since the MVP Summit in 2006 or 2007. All of us on the database-related Support teams at Microsoft knew Andrea's name because he wrote DbaMgr, which was the only management UI available for MSDE when MSDE was first released.   Andrea's also unique because he's not a DBA or a consultant, but an... [More]
Sep
3
2008

New MSDN articles on Integration Services deployment and performance

The Microsoft MVPs and consultants who spend every day implementing real-world solutions with SQL Server Integration Services gain a wealth of practical knowledge that even the development team can't match. So we're very pleased to announce a first batch of articles in the MSDN Library from these experts, on the pressing issues of package deployment and performance. These aren't "buy our product" or "admire our benchmarks" whitepapers...these are bundles of best practices, what to do and what... [More]
May
24
2008

9 Integration Services blogs for the price of 1

Download this opml file [OUTDATED FILE REMOVED MARCH 2012] and you can add the RSS feeds for the Integration Services product team's blog (Matt Masson) and 8 more blogs by Integration Services MVPs all at once. For those still getting up to speed with RSS feeds... Here's where you import an OPML file in Internet Explorer... And here's where you import an OPML file in Outlook... -Doug