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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 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, 281 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, 261 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, 92 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, 84 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, 390 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, 232 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, 69 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, 95 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, 406 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, 99 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, 372 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, 1,467 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, 103 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, 197 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, 377 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, 437 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 3 May 2012

Eight Words

I remember a lot of things about that day.  It was July in Texas, which is to say, it was unbearably hot.  For the work I ended up doing that day, I was way overdressed in my long-sleeved blue button down and khakis.  I was training a new guy –… Read more

7 comments, 1,997 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 2 May 2012

UF Dissolves Computer Science Program, Increases Funding for “Future Jobs”

In a bold and decisive move earlier today, the University of Florida has decided to dissolve their computer science education program.  In a statement to the media, university administrator Angus Pyle defended the groundbreaking but controversial decision.  In his remarks, he praised the staff and students involved in the Computer… Read more

7 comments, 2,603 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 24 April 2012

Coming to Dallas: Something for Everyone

Everybody loves the carnival.  It only comes around every few years, but when it does, it brings in a variety of people from all around.  Young, old, short, tall, skinny, chubby, and even Buck Woody – they stand in line for tickets, mill around for hours, and endure noise, crowds,… Read more

0 comments, 434 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 23 March 2012

Speaking at SQL Saturday Houston

It’s SQL Saturday season again!  I found out this morning that I’ll be speaking at next month’s SQL Saturday event in Houston.  This will be my second consecutive year to speak at this event.

The crew in Houston is great to work with.  Nancy Hidy Wilson, Jonathan Gardner Read more

1 comments, 196 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 21 March 2012

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