March 2013

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Colorado speaking tour

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be doing a tour of the 4 SQL Server user groups in central Colorado next week.  I’ll be speaking at these four user groups: Monday (3/18): Northern Colorado Database Professionals Tuesday (3/19): Boulder SQL Server User Group Wednesday (3/20): Colorado Springs SQL Server User Group Thursday (3/21): Denver SQL Server User Group At each…

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Business Intelligence Projects now supported in Visual Studio 2012

Since the release of Visual Studio 2012, business intelligence developers have been limited in how much they could use this tool due to the fact that it did not support BI project types (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS).  Today, that limitation is now gone with the release by Microsoft of SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012. …

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Using Object Typed Variables in SSIS

Note: This will be the first post in a short series on using Object typed variables in SQL Server Integration Services. When defining variables in SSIS, the ETL developer has several data type options to choose from depending on the information to be stored in each variable.  Included in the options are String, Boolean, Char, DateTime, and several flavors and…