The Multifunctioning DBA

Apr 24 2009   6:53PM GMT

MS Employee Comments on Blog

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Yesterday I posted a blog about installing SQL Server 2008 SSIS DTS Package Migration Wizard. This can be found at http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/dba/dts-migration-to-sql-server-2008-ssis/. I received a comment from Andrew Fryer who is a Microsoft Employee about the post. His blog can be found here and he has some pretty cool stuff that you might want to check out. http://blogs.technet.com/andrew/default.aspx

First off I think it is very cool that an MS Employee read my post and actually commented on it. Here is Andrew’s comment.
The backward compatibility stuff is part of the SQL Server feature pack,
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=C6C3E9EF-BA29-4A43-8D69-A2BED18FE73C&displaylang=en

and we don’t put all this in by default to keep the size of the install down and reduce it’s
complexity as it’s not always needed. My other comment would be that DTSXChange is the killer
tool for migrating DTS to SSIS.

Andrew

I really appreciate the comment and I responded to him telling him that I appreciate that MS
wants to keep the install as lean as possible but I would like to have the option in the installer
to install this feature instead of having to drill down to the MSI file on the installation media.
Andrew again replied saying that I should make this suggestion to the product team know via connect (http://connect.microsoft.com). I ask that all of you, if you agree with me, make this known to the Project team.

Thanks again Andrew.

If you have any questions please let me know by heading to http://sysadminsmith.com and clicking he ‘Submit a Question’ Link.

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