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Devin Knight

Devin is a BI consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services and was an author in the book Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services. Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is a participating member of the local users’ group (JSSUG).

Archives: July 2009

HTTP 404 Not Found with Reporting Services and Windows 7

Here are some steps to fixing an issue I ran into with Window 7 and Reporting Services 2008.  The problem was when I attempted to access the Report Server or Report Manager from my browser I received the error HTTP 404 Not Found.  I didn’t find a direct answer on… Read more

8 comments, 16,266 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 24 July 2009

Changing Startup News Feed in Visual Studio

Are you tired of the same old Microsoft news feed when you open Visual Studio (BIDS)?  Why not go ahead and update it so you every time you load VS you get news that you’re actually interested in.  I’ve changed my news feed to display all the SQL Server Central… Read more

0 comments, 730 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 24 July 2009

SSIS Expressions Basics

For those that are new to SSIS, using expressions may seem very foreign and unpleasant.  Not only is it a new language for you to learn but new data types to understand as well.  If you can get past this unwelcoming feelings you’ll realize using expressions is a great method… Read more

1 comments, 836 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 23 July 2009

Better Know A SSIS Transform - Conditional Split

This is part 3 of my 29 part series called Better Know A SSIS Transform.  Hopefully you will find the series informative.  I will tell you a little about each transform and follow it up with a demo basic you can do on your own.  Screenshots that go with examples can be viewed… Read more

2 comments, 3,941 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 13 July 2009

Upcoming News and Events

There are a lot of exciting events happening in the next 2 months that you should be involved in so I want to give you a quick run down of each event that I will either be presenting at or just attending.

Today – The release of my first book!  Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft… Read more

1 comments, 808 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 7 July 2009

Recovering Missing Templates in Visual Studio

Recently I decided to expand my coding knowledge and picked up a Visual Basic book.  I’ve been working in this new book for about two weeks when I opened Visual Studio this morning and all my VB templates had disappeared.  Of course, it turned out to be a common problem… Read more

1 comments, 769 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 6 July 2009