Robert Sheldon

Robert
Sheldon

Robert Sheldon has written numerous books and articles about Windows technologies, database systems, business intelligence, scripting, enterprise operations, and consumerization. His books include Beginning MySQL (Wiley) and SQL: A Beginner’s Guide (McGraw-Hill). Visit his website.

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5 Tips for Developing SQL Server Integration Services Packages
These five tips help you avoid a few frustrations that might arise when developing SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) packages so you keep your development efforts moving forward.
Accessing SQL Server Data from PowerShell, Part 2 1
Because PowerShell is integrated with the.NET framework, you can leverage the .NET object model within PowerShell scripts and build ADO.NET objects that retrieve SQL Server data; learn how to use ADO.NET to insert, update, and delete SQL Server data.
Accessing SQL Server Data from PowerShell, Part 1 1
Learn how to use ADO.NET to retrieve SQL Server data through PowerShell scripts.
Integrate MySQL and SQL Server 1
Need to retrieve MySQL data and insert it into a SQL Server database? SQL Server Integration Services and MySQL connectors let you do so fairly easily.

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