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  • PASS Provides an Updated Speaker Contract

    The PASS Board has provided an updated Speaker Contract prior to announcing Summit speakers at the end of this month. In his post on the PASS Blog titled Improving the Speaker Contract, PASS president Adam Jorgensen provides a link to a PDF of the new contract and invites comments. Adam notes clauses 14, 15, and 16; shown here: My thoughts: ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on June 9, 2016
  • A Couple-Three Thoughts and Questions About Swag at Community Events

    Item #23 in the Speaker Contract for the PASS Summit this year is shown in the image above. There’s been some discussion about concerns this item raises. At least one company that has delivered PASS precons in the past made a decision to not submit a precon for the PASS Summit 2016 due to the potential ramifications mentioned in the last ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 23, 2016
  • Microsoft is Listening

    There’s a back-story to my post titled SSIS 2016 CTP 3 and Data Flow Column LineageID. I’ll get to the story in a minute, but first I’d like to say that every company has excellent customer service. You don’t believe me? Ask them, “Company, do you have excellent customer service?” They will all answer, “Yes. Yes we do.” Microsoft has been ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on February 8, 2016
  • Precon - SSIS Design Patterns and BIML: A Day of Intelligent Data Integration–8 Jan 2016, Alpharetta Georgia

            I’m excited to announce I will be delivering a precon 8 Jan 2016 in Alpharetta Georgia for SQL Saturday 477 – Atlanta BI Edition titled SSIS Design Patterns and BIML: A Day of Intelligent Data Integration! This precon is all about DILM (Data integration Lifecycle Management). Abstract: SSIS Design ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 12, 2015
  • An Overview of SSIS Variables–featured at SQL Server Central

    An Overview of SSIS Variables – Step 13 of the Stairway to Integration Services is a featured article this morning at SQL Server Central. Enjoy! :{>
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 6, 2015
  • #sqlcares

    After a couple long naps Saturday and Sunday, I’m almost caught up on sleep from last week. Ok, not really. But we were out really late most nights last week. As I told some people, “It has been dark for a couple hours already!” The PASS Summit is always a time for #SQLFamily to come together. Tom LaRock (Blog | @SqlRockStar) mentioned this in ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on November 2, 2015
  • Presenting at SQL Saturday 431–Spartanburg 26 Sep!

    I am honored to present two sessions at SQL Saturday #431 in Spartanburg, SC on 26 Sep 2015! I will be delivering: Designing an SSIS Framework in 2015 Using Biml as an SSIS Design Patterns Engine SQL Saturday #431 also features two stellar precons: Transforming and Visualizing Data with Power BI by Patrick LeBlanc and Getting the New ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on September 12, 2015
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Scripts!

    With mixed emotions, I just read The End of an Era – SQLFool scripts are now open-sourced. After two book projects together, I admire Michelle (New Blog | @SQLFool) immensely. More than that, I consider her a friend. It’s exciting to (try to) keep up with all the cool stuff Michelle’s working on, and I am very happy for her. Thanks for all the ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on June 23, 2015
  • Great Scott! Linchpin People is Going… Back to SQL Saturday Atlanta!

    SQL Saturday #392 is happening THIS SATURDAY! I’m looking forward to returning to Atlanta, where almost everyone speaks without an accent. The schedule looks awesome! I’m excited that several Linchpins were selected to present because this means we’ll get to hang out in person. I’m also excited to see so many friends from #SQLFamily, too, ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on May 14, 2015
  • Real World SSIS: A Survival Guide, 8 May, Baltimore

    My friend and fellow Linchpin, Tim Mitchell (blog | @Tim_Mitchell) will deliver a day-long seminar titled Real World SSIS: A Survival Guide the day before SQL Saturday – Baltimore (9 May). Attend and learn more about: Handling warnings, errors, and other bad stuff Data cleansing using SSIS, T-SQL, and DQS More than just a green box: ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on April 8, 2015
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