Category Archives: dev

Silverlight 2.0 RTM!

This is a little far from the usual BI topics, but I think it’s pretty exciting regardless. Microsoft Silverlight 2.0 has[1] been released. You can download the bits and the development tools on the official Silverlight web site. There is … Continue reading

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One More Reason to Attend

I’ve posted a few times already[1] about the SSWUG Business Intelligence vConference that I have been helping to organize. Well, the conference is now less than a month away, and there is more news to share: We’re giving away a … Continue reading

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SQL Server Sample Install Epiphany

(Warning – this post has turned into a long drawn-out rant. If you want to skip to just the useful stuff, scroll down to the third and final bulleted list way down there at the bottom. I won’t mind, I … Continue reading

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Waltham Code Camp 10: "Dev InTENsity!"

I just got the announcement today, so I guess I’m behind the times as usual – the 10th Code Camp event is going to be held next month at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA on September 20 and 21. … Continue reading

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Visual Developers of Upstate New York

I apologize for the late notice (I’ve know for weeks, but have kept forgetting to post) but I will be speaking next Wednesday, August 27th, at the VDUNY user group in Rochester, New York. This user group meets on the … Continue reading

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BIDS Helper 1.3 Release

Just a quick update on this hectic weekend day: The long-awaited 1.3 release of the best and most important add-in for Microsoft BI developers – BIDS Helper – has been released. It has a plethora of new features and supports … Continue reading

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File Name Expressions

A recent post on the SSIS Forums on MSDN reminded me how anti-intuitive it can sometimes be to work with SSIS expressions. For example, it’s quite common (such as when using the File enumerator for the Foreach Loop container) to … Continue reading

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