Deploy SSIS packages from TFS/VSTS Build/Release

Automating BI projects, based on Microsoft tooling, was always a bit painful. Personally, all of the things shipped with SSDT seemed a bit unloved from a Microsoft side. What I would like to show you in this post is how I managed to automate the build and deployment of my Integration Services Projects (.dtproj type). […]

Automate setting ‘Retain indefinitely’ flag on your releases

Overview As a common practice, after a successful release to production, often there is a need to retain the involved artifact and relevant release information for a certain amount of time. In order to avoid that a retention policy removes this information, you will mark that release with a Retain indefinitely flag, by choosing that […]