Perspective can make or break a career. Maintaining a proper perspective is very often the differentiating factor between a good technologist and an incredible one.
In my 15-ish years in IT, I’ve said a lot of dumb things. Many of them I’ve forgotten, but I can’t shake the memory of… Read more
This is the third in a series of posts about SSIS parent-child architecture. You can find the index page here.
In my previous posts on SSIS parent-child package architecture, I described the benefits of the parent-child package design pattern and demonstrated the implementation of such a pattern in package… Read more
It’s an odd query, yes, but in preparation to write this post I actually typed the above phrase into my browser. No, I’m certainly not looking to burn down my house. In fact, wait here while I clear my search history, just in case.
For the sake of argument, let’s… Read more
I’m excited to announce that my Linchpin People colleague Reeves Smith and I will be delivering a full day Biml preconference seminar the day before the upcoming SQL Saturday in Washington, DC. This seminar, entitled “Getting Started with Biml”, will introduce attendees to the awesomeness of Business… Read more
Today is the last official day of the PASS Summit. The sessions will wrap up at the end of the day, and we’ll all go our separate ways and resume our semi-normal lives. Having delivered my presentation yesterday, my official PASS duties are over, and I’m planning to spend the… Read more
The last two days have been an absolute blur. As I first posted this week, I had planned to blog daily about my goings-on, but I’ve been running nonstop – all good things, fortunately – but it interrupted my plans to blog every day.
Day 3: Tuesday
08:00am: Headed back… Read more
It’s another beautiful day in Seattle. And by beautiful, I mean overcast and threatening rain. Today will be mostly consumed by the MVP Summit, with some fun stuff scheduled for later in the day. At 6pm today, I’m headed back to the Tap House for BI Over Beers, a… Read more
Today is the first day of official activities for the week. The PASS Summit hasn’t yet started, but I’ll be spending the day at the MVP Summit, surrounded by a few hundred people much smarter than I am. The details of the MVP Summit are all covered under NDA, so… Read more
This week, I’m attending two different summit events in the Seattle area. On Sunday through Tuesday, I’ll be participating in the Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue, Washington. For the remainder of the week, I’ll be attending and presenting at the PASS Summit in Seattle. Although there is much I won’t… Read more
As I write this, I’m airborne and on my way to Seattle for the summit week (the Microsoft MVP Summit, followed by the PASS Summit). I was struck with the notion – and not for the first time – that I’m not really looking forward to these events for… Read more
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
No, not the end-of-year festival of repetitive music, overeating, and trampling on other people to find that perfect gift. No, it’s time again for the PASS Summit, the annual gathering of SQL Server and data professionals from around the world. The… Read more
Recently I was building a new virtual machine for presentations, and loaded up my usual battery – Windows 7, SQL Server 2012, and SSDT-BI. The installation of these pieces went as expected, and everything appeared to work well – until I attempted to execute an SSIS package on this new… Read more
I think back to 15 years ago, when I was working retail and… Read more
There’s a brand new business intelligence conference launching next month in Denver, Colorado. The Mile High Tech Con is a three-day event taking place July 24-26, 2014, and is aimed at business intelligence practitioners, data analysts, and information managers/CIOs.
From the event website:
Featuring three days of sessions and events… Read more
This is the second in a series of posts about SSIS parent-child architecture. You can find the index page here.
I’m happy to announce that I will be speaking at the SQL PASS Summit this fall. The summit will be held during the first week of November in Seattle, Washington. This will be my seventh year attending the PASS Summit, and my fourth year as a speaker.
This year I… Read more
Next month, I’ll be making a couple of stops at SQL Saturday events in the south. On May 3, I’ll be attending SQL Saturday #285 in Atlanta and presenting my SSIS Performance session. I’ll be traveling with my good friend and neighbor Ryan Adams, who is also presenting at… Read more
It’s a little over a week until this year’s SQL Saturday festivities kick off in Lisbon, Portugal, and I’m very excited to be a part of it. Registration is nearly full, so if you’re in the area and are planning on attending, register now!
For this event, I’m delivering… Read more
I met up for lunch with a good friend and former coworker today, and among the topics of discussion was how we as professionals often neglect personal relationships when work and life get busy. I’ve found that to be especially true since I started working from home last year. I… Read more
This is the first in a series of technical posts on using parent-child architectures in SQL Server Integration Services. The index page for all posts can be found here.
In this post, I will provide an overview of the architecture and describe the benefits of implementing a parent-child design… Read more