Monthly Archives: December 2007

Getting Back What You Put In

Today was Christmas, and one of the gifts I received is a delightful book titled Making Artisan Chocolates by Andrew Garrison Shotts. I’ve spent the day with family and friends, so I haven’t had much time to read it, but … Continue reading

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You Can’t Go Home Again

Warning: This is a completely non-technical post. If you want to know anything about SQL Server or SSIS, please skip this one. If you want a little insight into my brain (please don’t ask why you would want this – … Continue reading

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Design Conflict

I had a dinner meeting a few weeks back with some members of my development team at work (including the new VP!) and one of the topics of the discussion was that of team dynamics. I’ve found over the years … Continue reading

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SSIS and SQL Server Agent

SQL Server Integration Services is great. But SSIS deployment can sometimes be painful. One of the things that makes it painful is that SSIS is built on a relatively complex set of technologies (like SQL Server, Windows Server and Active … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas (of Steel!)

As regular readers of this blog know, I’m a huge fan of the heavy metal band Manowar.[1] Their music is incredibly powerful and is a constant source of energy and inspiration for me in many ways in my personal and … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Deployment Slides Online

I had a great time last night in Rochester at the Visual Developers of Upstate New York users group meeting. I delivered a session on SSIS Deployment, based on requests from the organizer of the users group, who attended my … Continue reading

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Reminder: SSIS Deployment Presentation Tomorrow

In case you’ve forgotten to add this to your calendar, I am delivering a presentation on SSIS deployment at the Visual Developers of Upstate New York users group meeting tomorrow night. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 at … Continue reading

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