Master Data Management Philosophy

Master Data Management Philosophy   Last week I did a presentation that included a slide on my philosophy for MDM so I decided to expand that slide into a blog post.  While this is my philosophy, I think it comes pretty close to the way the rest of the MDM product team looks at MDM. …

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New Microsoft MDM Web Site

Check out the new Microsoft MDM web site:  http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/mdm/default.mspx 

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Gartner MDM Conference

Gartner MDM Conference   I just got back from the Gartner MDM Conference.   I learned a lot and had the chance to talk to a lot of people about MDM and what they are doing in their organizations.  Maybe it was because of the sample I happened to talk to but it seems like a…

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Analytical and Transactional MDM

Analytical and Transactional MDM   I was talking to someone about Analytical and Transactional MDM recently and we realized that while there are quite a few conceptual differences between the two, there’s a significant amount of overlap in the implementation details.  For my purposes, I’ll define Analytical MDM as the processes and tools to manage…

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Stratature Misinformation

Stratature Misinformation   Do you remember the “telephone” game we used to play in school where you line a bunch of people up in a row and whisper something to the first person in line who whispers it to the next one, etc. and the last person repeats what they heard.  This is usually hilarious…

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Master Data Management, Microsoft, and Stratature

Master Data Management, Microsoft, and Stratature   If you’re a regular reader, you are aware that I have been blogging about MDM for about a year now.  I’m very excited by the news that Microsoft acquired Stratature last week for two reasons – I think it’s a great move for Microsoft and it means that…

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Master Data Management at TechEd

Master Data Management at TechEd   I notice that no MDM sessions made it into the TechEd schedule this year.  If you’re a regular reader, you know that MDM is my current passion.  If you’re interested in MDM, I would love to talk to you at the Architecture Track lounge at TechEd.  I haven’t totally…

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Windows WF on SQL Service Broker

Windows WF on SQL Service Broker   From the time we first started working on the Service Broker programming models five or six years ago, it was obvious that most SSB programs end up looking a lot like a workflow.  Messages come in and the application processes them often sending out more messages to other…

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MDM Hub Architecture White Paper

MDM Hub Architecture White Paper   I took my MDM Hub Architecture series of posts, cleaned them up and combined them into a white paper that was just published on MSDN:  http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/architecture/bb410798.aspx  

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CDI-MDM Summit

CDI-MDM Summit   I went to the CDI-MDM Spring 2007 Summit in San Francisco last week.  I learned a lot and became more optimistic about the future of MDM.  I didn’t go to the original summit last spring but from what I heard, this one was about twice as big and include many more real…

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