Q: Can we develop SSIS packages using SSMS or do we have to use SSDT?
A: You must use SSDT. That makes sense; it is a development tool!
Q: Any impact when upgrading from 2008 SSIS to SSIS 2014?
A: Except for just trying it out, I haven’t had the chance to do any real upgrades. It’s important to figure out if you are going to move to the new Project Deployment model and do the planning. Once I get some more experience with this, I’ll do another webinar just about it.
Q: Can SSIS 2012 sense the environment name and set the environment accordingly?
A: I’m not sure exactly what you are getting at here. In the new project deployment model, you assign the environment.
Q: Can I run a package developed in SSIS 2012 or 2014 in a 2008 R2 environment?
A: I haven’t tried this and a quick search didn’t turn up anything helpful. My gut is telling me that it should work as long as you are using the package deployment model.
Q. Do package configurations still exist in SSIS 2012?
A. Yes, you have the choice of using the package deployment model which gives you the traditional configurations or using the new project deployment model.
Q. Is there a way to make changes to one package without redeploying the entire project?
A. No, in the project deployment model, you must deploy the entire project even if there is just a change to one package.