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Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard is a Data Philosopher at Andy Leonard Consulting, an SSIS Trainer, Consultant, and developer; a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer and BimlHero; SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns, and author of Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing, and the Stairway to Integration Services.

Announcing Four Weeks of SSIS MicroTraining!

For the next four Tuesdays – 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, and 20 Dec – I will deliver a 30 – 45 minute presentation beginning at 11:00 AM EST on Google+. Please note Google+ limits attendance to the first ten people who join the Hangout and I have no control over who gets in. The topics will be:

  • 29 Nov – “I See a Control Flow. Now What?” (Creating Your First SSIS Package)
  • 6 Dec – The Incremental Load SSIS Design Pattern
  • 13 Dec – Flat File Fu
  • 20 Dec – SSIS Frameworks Magic


29 Nov – “I See a Control Flow. Now What?” (Creating Your First SSIS Package)

In this session, I will walk through the basics of building your very first SSIS package. If you’ve never built an SSIS package but want to know how, this presentation is for you – and it’s tomorrow!

6 Dec – The Incremental Load SSIS Design Pattern

The Incremental Load SSIS design pattern is the classic approach to ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) that loads only new or changed data. this session serves as an abbreviated introduction to the mechanics of ETL using SSIS.

13 Dec – Flat File Fu

As the title suggests, we will examine data integration patterns for loading data from a flat file. I have a couple tricks up my sleeve…

20 Dec – SSIS Frameworks Magic

Just in time for Christmas, I break out some magic! This session focuses on the benefits and underlying code of an SSIS Framework.


I hope you will join me for these short MicroTraining sessions!


Published Monday, November 28, 2011 8:00 AM by andyleonard
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Stefan Grigat said:

Are you going to provide a replay?

November 28, 2011 7:20 AM

PassedBI said:

Hi! How can I find your sessions on Google+? I have included you in my circle - is that enough? Sorry about dummy question, new to g+.

November 28, 2011 7:45 AM

andyleonard said:

Hi Stefan,

  Google+ allows *some*metrics users to record their hangouts. I am not one of the users for whom they provide this option. :{\

November 28, 2011 7:54 AM

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