Welcome to BIG PASS Community

  • We meet at Del Taco (Corporate) at 25521 Commercentre Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Next Meeting




BIG PASS Community Monthly Meeting - Cathrine Wilhelmsen

  • In-Person @ 25521 Commercentre Dr. Lake Forest, California, United States (map)
  • 18:30 - 20:30 Pacific Daylight Time
  • Language: English

We are really looking forward to our next meeting. I hope you are too. If you can make it, please RSVP here.


6:30 PM - Networking. Feel free to bring your dinner and join us for some great conversation. 

7:00 PM - Announcements

7:15 PM - Cathrine Wilhelmsen (Remotely)

8:30 PM - Raffle and wrap up

8:45 PM - Networking at Los Cabos Cantina

You do not need to bring a paper ticket to the event. The registration is to obtain a head count for the size of the room and for how much food needs to be purchased. Please un-register by Wednesday if you know that you won't be able to make it. Thank you.

Abstracts below
Please contact Mickey Stuewe if you have any questions.

Featured Presentation:

Biml for Beginners: Speed up Your SSIS Development

Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Technical Architect

Are you tired of creating and updating the same SSIS packages again and again? Is your wrist hurting from all that clicking, dragging, dropping, connecting and aligning? Do you want to take the next step and really speed up your SSIS development? Say goodbye to repetitive work and hello to Biml, the markup language for Business Intelligence projects. In this session we will look at the basics of Biml. First learn how to use Biml to generate SSIS packages from database metadata. Then see how you can reuse code to implement changes in multiple SSIS packages and projects with just a few clicks. Finally, we will create an example project that you can download and start with to speed up your SSIS development from day one. Stop wasting your valuable time on doing the same things over and over and over again, and see how you can complete in a day what once took more than a week!

About Cathrine:
Cathrine is a technical architect and developer, focusing on data warehousing and business intelligence. She mainly works with ETL, SSIS, Biml and T-SQL development, enjoys both programming and data visualization, and loves to learn and share knowledge. Outside of work she is active in the PASS, Biml and SQL Server communities as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, speaker, blogger, volunteer, board member of Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway and main organizer of SQLSaturday Oslo.