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Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Integration Services by Mike Davis, Devin Knight, Brian Knight

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Preface

If you've picked up this book, Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services, you've decided to learn one of SQL Server's most exciting applications, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS). SSIS is a platform to move data from nearly any data source to nearly any destination and helps you by orchestrating a workflow to organize and control the execution of all these events. Most who dive into SSIS use it weekly, if not daily, to move data between partners, departments, or customers. It's also a highly in-demand skill — even in the worst of economic environments, jobs are still posted for SSIS developers. This is because no matter what happens in an economy, people still must move and transform data.

This book, then, is your chance to start delving into this powerful and marketable application. And what's more, this is not just a book you're holding right now. It's a video learning tool, as well. We became passionate about video training a number of years ago when we realized that in our own learning we required exposure to multiple teaching techniques to truly understand a topic — a fact that is especially true with tutorial books like this one. So, you'll find hours of videos on the DVD in this book to help you learn SSIS even better than reading about the topic alone could and to help demonstrate to you the various tutorials in the book.

Who This Book Is For

This is a beginner book and assumes only that you know SQL Server 2005 or 2008 to run queries ...

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