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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services by Kirk Haselden

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Chapter 1. Welcome to SQL Server Integration Services 2005

IN THIS CHAPTER

What Is SQL Server Integration Services?

A Short Integration Services History

What’s New? (Or, This Is Not Your Father’s DTS!)

How This Book Is Organized

The Sample Projects

“I SAVED THE SHOT WITH MYFACE!”—MARK DURLEY

This chapter is a brief introduction to Integration Services, its origins, its history, and a high-level view of what Integration Services is and how it can be used.

What Is SQL Server Integration Services?

Depending on whom you ask, you might get different answers to that question ranging from descriptions such as a data import/export wizard, to an ETL tool, to a control flow engine, to an application platform, or to a high-performance data transformation ...

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