This may only be news to me, but Donald Farmer is no longer on the SSIS team. He’s now a Principal Program Manager on the SQL Server BI team, and is working with the data mining team. This came as something of a shock when he said this, since his name is the first one that leaps to my mind when I think of SSIS.
With that said, he’s co-presenting on an ETL Framework session as I type, so his love of SSIS still remains.
Hopefully he’ll be able to do for data mining what he did for ETL. Good luck, Mr. Farmer!