SQL Saturday

Presentations Galore!

Presentations Galore!

I’m mentally preparing myself for a whole slew of upcoming conferences / speaking engagements over the next month and a half. I love talking about SQL Server technologies, and I’m honored that I’ll have so many chances to do it in the next few weeks! Please come see me at one (or more) of the … Continued

SSIS, DQS and MDS Training at SQL Saturday #229 | Dublin, Ireland

SSIS, DQS and MDS Training at SQL Saturday #229 | Dublin, Ireland

I’m honored to be invited back to this year’s SQL Saturday Dublin event. I must have done a decent job last year on my SSIS Design Patterns pre-conference session, because I’ve been asked to do another one this time around as part of their Training Day (June 21st). This year I’ll be doing a full … Continued

Exploring Data Explorer

Exploring Data Explorer

This week the Data Explorer team announced that a preview of their Excel add-in is now available! I’ve been meaning to try it out for a while, so I went ahead and downloaded the Office 2013 version then walked through some of the tutorials on the Office Help site. Once the add-in is installed, it … Continued

Presenting at SQL Saturday #172 | Oregon

Presenting at SQL Saturday #172 | Oregon

I’ll be co-presenting a couple of sessions at SQL Saturday #172 in Portland, Oregon this weekend (11/3). The lineup for this event looks great, with a lot of speakers who will also be at the PASS Summit the following week. First up is an SSIS session with SSIS Design Pattern co-author Tim Mitchell (Blog | … Continued

SQL Saturday #146 | Nashua, New Hampshire

SQL Saturday #146 | Nashua, New Hampshire

I’ve been invited to speak at SQL Saturday #146 in Nashua in October. I’ll be presenting two talks related to Data Movement: Efficient On-Premise to Cloud Data Transfer Thinking about moving some of your operations to Azure? Have multiple remote sites, and want to use the cloud to centralize and share data between them?? Just … Continued

Training Scholarships for SQL Saturday #111 in Atlanta

Training Scholarships for SQL Saturday #111 in Atlanta

Julie Smith announced that Idera is offering full training scholarships for each of the three Pre-Con training events at SQL Saturday #111 (Atlanta). One of those sessions – A Day of SSIS – is one I’ll be doing along with Andy Leonard. This is a great opportunity for someone who might not have gotten to … Continued

Resources for SSIS Performance Best Practices

Simple post today. Here are a number of links to resources that I reference in my Performance Design Patterns presentation. Top 10 SQL Server Integration Services Best Practices The Data Loading Performance Guide Integration Services: Performance Tuning Techniques We Loaded 1TB in 30 Minutes with SSIS, and So Can You SSIS 2005: A Strategy for … Continued

Speaking at SQL Saturday #111 | Atlanta

Speaking at SQL Saturday #111 | Atlanta

Wow, what a lineup for SQL Saturday #111. I’m still amazed and honored anytime I’m on a speaker list of this caliber! I’ll be co-presenting a pre-con event (full day training) with Andy Leonard on April 13th, and talking about SSIS in SQL Server 2012 as part of the main event. Rumor has it that … Continued

Speaking at SQL Saturday #105 in Dublin, Ireland

Speaking at SQL Saturday #105 in Dublin, Ireland

I’m honored to be presenting at SQL Saturday #105 in Dublin, Ireland on March 24th. They recently added a 4th session track to keep up with demand, and I was more than happy to fill in one of the timeslots with a session about the developer experience enhancements in SSIS 2012. I’ll also be covering … Continued