SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2012 enables customers to use the Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services project templates within the Visual Studio 2012 shell. Read more to get the download details.
2012 was, simply stated, a year that kicked my butt. When I wasn’t struggling professionally, I was struggling personally. Health issues, culminating in a diagnosis of Type II diabetes, and the passing of my father soon after Thanksgiving marked my biggest struggles. I apologize to those of you who are normally on my Christmas card [...]
I was recently chatting with Megan Keller, my long-time editor for the Tool Time column and Executive Editor at SQL Server Pro, DevProConnections, and SharePoint Pro.
If you’re struggling with doing development on a big SQL Server database, learn the ropes on cloned databases asap!
Read about the latest update to FineBuild for SQL Server, a tool with speeds installation and configuration of SQL Server and associated utilities and programs.
Kevin shares articles on BigData, Federal government IT and cloud computing, Microsoft research into data analytics and BigData, hashtags in social media, and max degrees of parallelism.
Links to great Microsoft blogs and tool resources for networking, performance, and the Windows platform.
As soon as your data loading process involves some difficult or sophisticated cleansing or transformations, it gets really, really hard. I’ve found a cool, free tool – expressor studio – that shields your data integration application, with its associated business and transformation rules, from changes that might occur to underlying target or source files.
I first wrote about Mladen Prajdic’s excellent tool in my Tool Time column at SQL Server Magazine