Archive for February 2010

SQL Saturday #33 – Coming Up Next Weekend

The Charlotte SQL Saturday is coming up next weekend, March 6th. There is a great lineup of speakers presenting, and we are approaching capacity for the event, so get registered soon, if you haven’t already. It’s going to be a great day – free SQL training from a lot of well-known, well-respected names, a number of our local community members, and some Microsoft people as well.

I’ll be presenting on Creating Custom Components for SSIS – a great way to extend the out-of-the-box functionality of Integration Services, and on Vulcan, an open source framework for modeling and generating portions of your BI solution.

We’re got a great set of sponsors, including SQL Sentry (thanks Peter and Greg for all the work and support for the event – without them, it wouldn’t be what it is today – and if you are using SSAS, you really should check out Performance Advisor for Analysis Services), and Microsoft, who’s providing access to their campus for the event, among other things. Quest, Confio, and Red Gate provide some great tools for administering and developing for SQL Server, Intellinet provides services for SQL Server, and CozyRoc provides a great set of SSIS tasks and components.

Slides From the Columbia Code Camp

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Columbia Code Camp this weekend, even with the sleet and snow in the area. I had a number of requests for the slides from my presentations, so I’ve uploaded them to my SkyDrive.


Introduction to SSIS (SpeakerRate link)


Creating Custom Components for SSIS (SpeakerRate link)  (the sample component used in this presentation is on CodePlex in the Community Tasks and Components project.


Thanks again for attending, and if you have any follow up questions, please leave them in the comments.