Integration Services

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SSIS packages incompatibilities between SSIS 2008 and SSIS 2008 R2

When you install SQL 2008 R2 workstation components you get a newer version of BIDS (BI Developer Studio, included in the workstation components) that replaces BIDS 2008 version (BIDS 2005 still live side-by-side). Everything would be good if you can

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Use of the WITH clause in SQL Command SSIS OLEDB Source

If you try to use the WITH clause in a SQL Command of an OLE DB Source in a Data Flow of Integration Services, you might receive the error ‘Statement(s) could not be prepared’. Solution: put a semicolon (;) just before the WITH keyword.

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Long life to TableDifference

It seems that Microsoft will not improve the slow SCD component that is part of SSIS (at least, this is what I understand from this Microsoft Connect answer ). This means that TableDifference has a long life because it will be useful even in SQL Server

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Is Microsoft serious about BI?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is that Microsoft should still improve in many ways. I thought about this many times before writing this post, because I want to be constructive and I hope that my words will not be misunderstood. My consideration