Triad SQL Business Intelligence User Group


The Triad SQL Business Intelligence Users Group is a forum where any one interested in the Microsoft business intelligence stack can meet to learn more about the product, share ideas and make contact with other similar individuals. Our group is run by Microsoft BI professionals for the benefit of anyone interested in participating in the group.

All of our meetings are free and open to anyone who is interested in sharing their knowledge of SQL Server. Our meetings are generally held on the last Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Pizza and drinks are provided.

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Next Meeting: Tue, Apr 25 2017

SSIS/BIML Shootout - April 2017 Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

Hope everyone is enjoying their spring thus far.  If you are interested in learning how BIML can make you more efficient building SSIS packages, this session is for you!  Dinner at 6:00pm and our session will start at 6:30pm.  See you there!


UTC : Tue, Apr 25 2017 22:00 - 00:00
Event Time : Tue, Apr 25 2017 18:00 - 20:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Apr 25 2017 22:00 - 00:00


4821 Koger Blvd

Greensboro, North Carolina

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

SSIS/BIML Shootout

Speaker: Shannon Lowder

Summary: I hear you saying Biml isn’t a good fit for you. First, let’s look at your packages to find out if every package is truly different from every other package. We’ll visit three example packages provided by the user group and see if there is a pattern. We’ll then look at the Biml solution compared to the manual SSIS solution. By the end of the session, I hope to help each attendee spot the patterns in their own packages, and learn to work a little smarter.

About Shannon: For over 15 years Shannon Lowder has been spotting patterns, and learning ways to work smarter instead of harder. He started with development, and moved into database administration. Using TSQL, Database Jobs and PowerShell, he automated himself out of contracts quickly. As Business Intelligence became a greater demand, he moved into SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS development. Early on, he tried using PowerShell and .Net to automate BI Development. After founding a startup six years ago, he finds himself a data platform consultant, designing and guiding other professionals to build highly automated enterprise solutions.


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