Contract SSIS Developer

Anyone here interested in a contract role with Blackbaud to develop a repeatable transformation solution using SSIS? Please contact me if you have availability this quarter.

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Sample Code for the SSIS Book

Yes, I know I’ve been gone for a long time. I haven’t professionally blogged for years. But, the good folks here, Adam and Peter have out of the goodness of their hearts, left my blog around and well, I though I’d check in. Since then, I’ve changed jobs, gotten divorced, bought a few more laptops,…

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New Master Data Services Content (What Else?!)

msdev is about to launch a series of training courses for Master Data Services that covers early concepts, setup, model building, configuration, security model setup and the object model. This should be a great series and promises to be a solid introduction to the product. http://www.msdev.com/Directory/SeriesDescription.aspx?CourseId=155 If you haven’t noticed lately, there is a great…

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Profisee Webinar

For those of you wanting more information about Master Data Services, in 2010, Profisee is starting a series of webinars that should be great. Here’s the first one: http://www.profisee.com/newsevents/tabid/134/Default.aspx Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Master Data Services team blogging

In a recent blog I mentioned that the Master Data Services team would be blogging soon. Matt Anderson has started and this should be a great resource for readers wanting to come up to speed on MDS quickly. We’re planning some high level as well as in-depth blogging there. If you are interested in better understanding…

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MDS Staging table error codes

These kinds of things always seem to be the last to be added to the documents. I saw in a recent blog post that someone had gotten a staging table error and they weren’t sure what it was. Here are the staging table error codes thanks to our great support engineer Pam Matthews ERR210000           OK           ERR210001         …

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Master Data Services miscellaneous

As we head into the US holiday season, I wanted to catch up on some things I’ve wanted to blog for some time.  Blogs Rolling First of all, it’s good to see some blogging activity around MDS.  As is the usual case around the first release of a product, it takes some time for blog activity…

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SQL Server 2008 Master Data Services November CTP Released

Well, that’s certainly a mouth full. I’m pleased to say that the SQL Server November CTP with Master Data Services is now available. http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx If you’re interested in simply seeing the MDS documentation, you can find it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633763(SQL.105).aspx

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MDS Branding

The branding is in. MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2008 R2 MASTER DATA SERVICES, MONTH COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY PREVIEW (MONTH CTP) Where MONTH is the actual release month. Hooo! What a mouthful.

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Master Data Services almost there…

It’s been a while since my last post so wanted to take some time and update folks on what’s happening around Master Data Services. A little history  To catch everyone up, I thought I’d start by giving a short history of the product and get everyone on the same page.  In June, 2007 Microsoft acquired a company…

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