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Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services is Microsoft’s powerful platform for building enterprise-level data integration and data transformation solutions. It’s a powerful product, but it’s also complex and can be confusing if you don’t have a clear map for the journey. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services Unleashed will be the only book you’ll need to harness the power that Integration Services provides.
Through clear, concise explanations and samples, you’ll grasp a clear understanding of working in the Integration Services environment, including how to set up stock components, how to use the various designer features, and how to gain practical knowledge on configuring, deploying, securing, and managing packages. Sample packages are provided to reinforce the discussion and quickly help you gain hands-on experience, and more complex topics such as Data Flow Task internals and tuning, advanced transformations, and writing custom components are all illustrated in easy-to-understand graphics. In addition, there are several custom tasks and transformations and two useful utilities with full source code available for you to use and study, including an ADO.NET destination, a text file encryption task, and a data profiling transform.
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PART I: Getting Started
1 What is Integration Services and why do I need it?
2 Setting Up Integration Services
3 Migrating from DTS or SSIS 2005
4 What's New in 2008?
PART II: Integration Services Basics
5 The Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 The Building Blocks of Integration Services
7 Grouping Control Flow with Containers
8 Building a Package-Quick Start
PART III: Control Flow Services
9 The Venerable Variable
10 Using Expressions
11 The Stock Tasks and Connection Managers
12 Using The Script Task
13 Using the Data Profiling Task
14 Logging and the Stock Log Providers
15 Looping and Foreach Enumerators
PART IV: Management Services
16 SQL Server Management Studio
17 Using Source Control
18 Securing Packages
PART V: The Data Flow Task
19 Introducing the Data Flow Task
20 The Stock Data Flow Components
21 The Script Component
22 Advanced Data Flow Transformations
23 Data Flow Task Internals and Tuning
PART VI: Solving Common Challenges
24 Configuring and Deploying Packages
25 Common Challenges (Tips and Tricks)
PART VII: Advanced Package Concepts and Patterns
26 Troubleshooting packages
27 Building Advanced Packages
PART VIII: Programming Integration Services
28 Building Custom Tasks
29 Building Custom Data Flow Components