Moving from SQL 2008 SSMS with BIDS and Integration services

I have begun working with SQL 2008 SSMS, BID and Int Services to modify, update and maintain numerous SSIS packages where I verify and match data sources then apply changes from our Sandbox to STAGE environment. We are currently our of pocket anymore SQL 2008 R2 keys and my only option is to jump up to 2012.

Is the workflow a drastic relearning process/ complicated or is the workflow and overall layout useful and straight forward?

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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
>Is the workflow a drastic relearning process/ complicated or is the workflow and overall layout useful and straight forward?
You'll have to provide a more detailed question, as this one is very vague.

For SSIS there is little difference between SSIS 2012 and 2008, other than 2012 now has the project deployment model instead of the package deployment model, which means you can define connection strings and variables across multiple packages.   And you get the SSISCatalog db for managing this and other functions.  And a Data Quality Services (DQS) control.

Oh and you get rounded corners, and better Ctrl-Z Undo functionality.

2012 also brings SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), which among other things enable you to create a database project, which allows for a schema compare between any source and destination databases, and easier deployment of any added/inserted objects from one to the other.  Very damn handy when needing to create a dev environment for SSIS projects.

Check out What's New in SSIS 2012

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