Kirk Haselden


Kirk Haselden is the development manager for SQL Server Integration Services. He has worked at Microsoft for eight years.

7 Package-Configuration Tidbits 1
Here are seven things everyone should understand about package configurations.
Keep Your Packages in the Dark 2
Microsoft guru Kirk Haselden gives tips for a general approach you can use to build SSIS packages that automatically adjust to their environment. When you keep packages in the dark about their environment, you can take them anywhere.
5 Things to Know About Property Expressions
Here are five things everyone should know about property expressions.
SSIS Package-Protection Levels 2
SSIS features six security levels for protecting packages. Here are their descriptions.
Security in SSIS
SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) still includes familiar security functions such as password encryption, but the approach has changed dramatically. Take a look at the new security features and learn how and when to use them.
Editing a Package with SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Designer 1
SQL Server 2005 Integration Services has new features that simplify package creation and editing. Walk through the package-modification process and see how you can effectively create new packages without reinventing the wheel.
Making Package Magic
Microsoft has completely rewritten SQL Server 2005 DTS, making the DTS Import/Export Wizard an even more effective tool for quickly building packages for moving data. Follow along with this example to learn about the wizard’s new features.
What's New in DTS?
Microsoft has rewritten every aspect of Data Transformation Services (DTS) in SQL Server 2005, making it a true extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) platform and improving performance. Take a whirlwind tour of some of the most important changes.

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Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

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