I learned a couple weeks back my proposal for a pre- or post-conference seminar entitled "From Zero to SSIS" had been selected as an alternate at the PASS Summit 2009. I was a little disappointed, but then I looked at the incredible speakers and topics selected for pre- and post-conference seminars here.
These seminars offer a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in drilling deeper into database and business intelligence topics.
Here's the abstract I submitted:
From Zero to SSIS
In this extended session, Andy Leonard covers the SSIS development spectrum and lifecycle from introduction, through design and development, into performance tuning, and finally maintenance. Topics of note include:
- Introductory topics:
Package Execution properties and start-up flow.
- Design considerations:
Are you loading a data warehouse or simply creating a copy of production for reporting or warm standby purposes?
Scripting in the Control Flow.
Scripting in the Data Flow.
- Advanced design:
Powerful SSIS design patterns.
- Beyond Advanced Design
- Undocumented design: (Attend and see!)
- Package properties
- SSIS Expression Language
- The Secret Life of EventHandlers
- Package Configurations
Built-in package configurations
- Let's Take This Outside
- Execution Environments.
- The Art and Science of Deployment.
To MSDB or not to MSDB?
- Zen and Performance Tuning.
Putting the flow into Data Flows.
I'm not sure of all the ways an Alternate session gets promoted to an Accepted - I know it can happen if a selected session cannot be delivered for some reason. But I'll tell you what: if a bunch of you comment on this message indicating you're interested in this one-day seminar, I will forward a link to the SqlPass people. There's still no guarantees, but I figure it's worth a shot.