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Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of data management experience. He is a partner with Linchpin People and is the principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.

Tim has spoken at international and local events including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, along with dozens of tech fests, code camps, and SQL Saturday events. He 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: April 2009

Four new SSIS Videos on

I've got four new SSIS videos published on

Expression Language Basics

Secure FTP File Transfer in SSIS

SSIS Lookup Transformation Basics

SSIS Lookup Transformation - Lookup Failures

If you're not familiar with, I would encourage you to stop by and give it a try.  There are scores of… Read more

3 comments, 1,647 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 20 April 2009

SQL Saturday Pensacola - Schedule published

The event schedule for SQL Saturday Pensacola has been published.  This event will be held on Saturday, June 6 at the Pensacola Junior College.  The schedule shows that among the speakers are Brad McGehee, Brian Knight, Plamen Ratchev, and Andy Warren, just to name a few. … Read more

2 comments, 473 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 16 April 2009

Never Delete Data

Should you ever delete data?  In a production environment, do the benefits of deleting old data outweigh the possible risks?

Data quality is important.  Whether you refer to it as data integrity, permanent retention, or simply maintaining a complete audit trail, it can be effectively argued that deleting data from… Read more

5 comments, 988 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 7 April 2009

SQL Saturday Jacksonville call for speakers

If you’re available and are (or can be) in the Jacksonville FL area the first weekend of next month, check out SQL Saturday on May 2.  This is a great opportunity for some free SQL Server training and networking, along with some swag and door prizes afterward.   If you are… Read more

0 comments, 467 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 2 April 2009