Author Archives: Reeves Smith

About Reeves Smith

Reeves Smith is a consultant and trainer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Microsoft Certified Master with over 17 years of experience working with SQL Server. Reeves is an independent BI consultant and teammate with Linchpin People. He is an active member of the Denver, CO, PASS chapter and delivers technical presentations at local and regional conferences and user groups. He has had the opportunity to work on various development and data warehouse projects within industries like banking, DoD, energy, entertainment, gaming, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, travel, and telecommunication. You can follow him on Twitter at SQLReeves. – Notes from the Field

Another article was posted to the Notes From the Field series that is hosted out on This blog post continues the introduction of Biml with a good use case for why you might want to give Biml a look … Continue reading

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Speaking at SQL Saturday 349 – Salt Lake City, UT

Increase your SSIS productivity with Biml Discover the power of Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) and increase your Integration Services development productivity. Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) is an XML language for Microsoft Business Intelligence that can take your Integration … Continue reading

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PASS Summit 2014 – Speaker Idol

 Space The Speaker Idol participants were released yesterday and I was lucky enough to make the cut. With that being said, I guess I will be speaking at the PASS Summit 2014, well kind-of. This will be the first ever … Continue reading

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Microsoft MVP, WOW

I was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for SQL Server this month and I am a bit overwhelmed, to say the least. It is an honor and privilege to be added to the group of current MVPs. This is … Continue reading

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Speaking at the Greenville BIG

I like the sound of that. I will be in Greenville, SC this coming week to meet with the folks at Varigence and talk all things Biml. I will be speaking on Master Data Services at the Greenville Business Intelligence … Continue reading

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4 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner As a Consultant

This topic continues from an earlier blog written by Mike Walsh ( and followed up by Tim Mitchell ( who tagged me to continue it. I hope to add something insightful to the mix even though so much has already … Continue reading

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Power Query and Stored Procedures with Parameters

A great question come up on the Power Query forum: “I would like to know if there is a way to pass parameters to a Stored Procedure used within a Power Query.” Here are the steps in detail that I … Continue reading

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