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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience. Tim is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions and is a Linchpin People teammate. Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. He is a board member at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2. You can visit his website and blog at or follow him on Twitter at

Archives: March 2009

Gone Dark

This afternoon was quite interesting around the office.  A strong thunderstorm moved through the area, a common occurrence in Texas during the spring.  However, this storm took out a critical transformer nearby and knocked out the power grid for some time.  Our emergency generators roared to life without a hitch,… Read more

1 comments, 613 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 March 2009

Building Reports, 2.0 Style

I’m getting my first taste of the new SQL Report Builder 2.0, and so far I’m enjoying the upgrade.   Report Builder 2.0 is a standalone product, shipped as separate download from the SQL Server and Visual Studio suites.  It allows users to develop and run reports locally, in addition to… Read more

8 comments, 1,313 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 8 March 2009

[Off Topic] Get Fit in February – Wrap Up

During the month of February, I participated in the Get Fit in February challenge last month.  Along with a few hundred other folks, mostly technical professionals, I set an aggressive weight loss goal and worked hard to meet the goal.  Although I didn’t hit the mark I set for myself… Read more

1 comments, 247 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 4 March 2009