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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 TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.

SQL PASS Summit 2012 in Review

I’m back home after a long week attending and presenting at the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle.  This was the best event yet, in my opinion, and for me it was certainly the busiest.  For the second year in a row, our SSIS Design Patterns team was invited to deliver… Read more

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Posted in Tim Mitchell on 11 November 2012

“It’s Alive” - SSIS Design Patterns

I’m happy to announce that the book I’ve been working on for the past two years is complete and has been released for sale as of today.  I got the unique privilege to work alongside SSIS rock stars Andy Leonard, Jessica Moss, Matt Masson, and Michelle Ufford Read more

0 comments, 473 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 5 September 2012

“It’s Alive” – SSIS Design Patterns

I’m happy to announce that the book I’ve been working on for the past two years is complete and has been released for sale as of today.  I got the unique privilege to work alongside SSIS rock stars Andy Leonard, Jessica Moss, Matt Masson, and Michelle Ufford Read more

0 comments, 140 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 5 September 2012

SQL Saturday 125 OKC

This weekend I traveled three hours north to Oklahoma City to participate in SQL Saturday 125, the second annual event hosted by the OKCSQL group. Ryan Adams, Russ Loski, John Sterrett and I hit the road midafternoon to give ourselves time to make it in time for the speaker… Read more

0 comments, 145 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 27 August 2012

SQL Saturday 125 OKC

This weekend I traveled three hours north to Oklahoma City to participate in SQL Saturday 125, the second annual event hosted by the OKCSQL group. Ryan Adams, Russ Loski, John Sterrett and I hit the road midafternoon to give ourselves time to make it in time for the speaker… Read more

5 comments, 311 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 27 August 2012

Join me at the PASS Summit

It seems just yesterday that we were all in Seattle together, getting a crash course in what’s new and exciting in SQL Server.  It couldn’t possible have been 8 months since we were attending after-party events together, stopping by the Tap House for a beer, or closing down Bush Gardens… Read more

0 comments, 291 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 June 2012

Join me at the PASS Summit

It seems just yesterday that we were all in Seattle together, getting a crash course in what’s new and exciting in SQL Server.  It couldn’t possible have been 8 months since we were attending after-party events together, stopping by the Tap House for a beer, or closing down Bush Gardens… Read more

0 comments, 123 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 25 June 2012

SQL Saturday Dallas–BI Edition (again!)

I’m happy to announce that the North Texas SQL Server User Group will be hosting our fourth SQL Saturday event this fall.  SQL Saturday #163 will be a BI-focused event similar to the one we hosted in the Fall of 2010.  We invite you to join us at the Microsoft… Read more

0 comments, 123 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 22 June 2012

SQL Saturday Dallas–BI Edition (again!)

I’m happy to announce that the North Texas SQL Server User Group will be hosting our fourth SQL Saturday event this fall.  SQL Saturday #163 will be a BI-focused event similar to the one we hosted in the Fall of 2010.  We invite you to join us at the Microsoft… Read more

4 comments, 404 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 22 June 2012

SQL Rally Slide Deck and Photos

I’m working on a more comprehensive review of last week’s SQL Rally event, but I’d like to go ahead and share my slide deck and photos from the event.

For those who attended my Data Quality Services session on Thursday, thanks so much for coming.  I had 100 or so… Read more

8 comments, 264 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 May 2012

SQL Rally Slide Deck and Photos

I’m working on a more comprehensive review of last week’s SQL Rally event, but I’d like to go ahead and share my slide deck and photos from the event.

For those who attended my Data Quality Services session on Thursday, thanks so much for coming.  I had 100 or so… Read more

0 comments, 101 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 15 May 2012

DQS Composite Domains and Value Combinations

As I’ve been working with Data Quality Services over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time working with data domains, composite domains, and rules.  In that exploration, I’ve found some behavior that might not be expected when performing cleansing operations against a knowledge base containing a composite… Read more

0 comments, 126 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 10 May 2012

DQS Composite Domains and Value Combinations

As I’ve been working with Data Quality Services over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time working with data domains, composite domains, and rules.  In that exploration, I’ve found some behavior that might not be expected when performing cleansing operations against a knowledge base containing a composite… Read more

4 comments, 437 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 10 May 2012

DQS Validation Rules on Composite Domains

In Data Quality Services, composite domains can be created to associate together two or more natural domains within a knowledge base.  Like natural domains, composite domains can also contain one or more validation rules to govern which domain values are valid.  In my last post, I discussed the… Read more

1 comments, 142 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 7 May 2012

DQS Validation Rules on Composite Domains

In Data Quality Services, composite domains can be created to associate together two or more natural domains within a knowledge base.  Like natural domains, composite domains can also contain one or more validation rules to govern which domain values are valid.  In my last post, I discussed the… Read more

4 comments, 413 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 7 May 2012

DQS Domain Validation Rules

A compelling feature of the new Data Quality Services in SQL Server 2012 is the ability to apply rules to fields (domains) to describe what makes up a valid value.  In this brief post, I’d like to walk through the concepts of domain validation and demonstrate how this can be… Read more

8 comments, 1,574 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 4 May 2012

DQS Domain Validation Rules

A compelling feature of the new Data Quality Services in SQL Server 2012 is the ability to apply rules to fields (domains) to describe what makes up a valid value.  In this brief post, I’d like to walk through the concepts of domain validation and demonstrate how this can be… Read more

1 comments, 131 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 4 May 2012

SQL Saturday Houston Recap

Last month I made the trip with some other Dallas-area speakers down to Houston’s second annual SQL Saturday event.  This was one of the shorter trips for me – we drove down on Friday afternoon/evening, and left out late Saturday.  It was good to be away from home for just… Read more

4 comments, 227 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 4 May 2012

Win a Free SQLRally Admission!

As those of you in our local North Texas SQL Server User Group are aware, we have given away one free 2-day pass to SQL Rally during each of the past two user group meetings.  Unfortunately, a schedule conflict has forced one of the winners to withdraw from the event. Read more

4 comments, 414 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 May 2012

SQL Rally–1 week out

It’s hard to believe that after all the hard work, planning, and prep, that SQL Rally Dallas is just a week away! This time next week the conference will be in full swing for Day 1 of the regular sessions. The preconference seminars actually start on Tuesday, so it’s going… Read more

1 comments, 480 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 May 2012

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