Note: This post was originally published on my old blog site,

I have the good fortune of being able to present at SQL Saturday 108 in Redmond, WA tomorrow.  This is my first SQL Saturday session, and I’m very excited to present on this topic.

My session is titled “5 SSIS Tips to Take You From Beginner to Awesome!”, and it is a beginner level session. Here’s the session abstract:

You know how to create a connection manager, and you can extract data to a flat file. So how do you get past basic package creation? This presentation will cover 5 high-level techniques you can use to become the “go-to” person for SSIS in your organization. This session will be packed with demos of packages you can use to achieve SSIS Awesomeness!

The presentation slides, reference files and demonstration files can be downloaded from

If you attended the session, and would like to provide feedback or constructive criticism, please leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you!