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SQLBits 2024 runs from Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd March.

Learn Biml Today: Start Using It Tomorrow


Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) automates your BI patterns and eliminates the manual repetition that consumes most of your SQL, SSIS, and SSAS development time. In this session, Scott Currie (the creator of Biml) and Biml Heroes Andy Leonard and Cathrine Wilhelmsen will guide you through learning Biml - from installing free Biml tools to creating advanced Biml automation solutions. The session will be largely demonstration driven, and reusable sample code will be distributed for you to use in your own projects. Best practices will also be a major focus of the session, so even Biml enthusiasts may enjoy the session as a refresher.

A preliminary agenda includes:

8:15am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:30am Opening Comments
9:30am – 10:30am Biml Syntax and Structure
10:30am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 11:30am C# & VB.NET Syntax Accelerator
11:30am – 12:15pm Create & Load A Staging Environment In One Hour
12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm A Real-World Metadata Framework
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm Managing Large Solutions and Organizing Your Code
3:15pm – 3:45pm Deployment & Automation
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:15pm Team Development
4:15pm – 4:30pm Biml in the Cloud
4:30pm – 4:45pm The Biml Ecosystem
4:45pm – 5:00pm Ask the Experts

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