Changes

Changes   This isn’t one of my more typical technical posts so if you’re looking for profound technical insights you can skip the rest of this.  This summer I went through a career change that will probably impact what I blog about so I thought I should share it with my readers.  As many of…

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New Master Data Management White Paper Series

New Master Data Management White Paper Series   My friend Tyler Graham is writing a series of white papers on the practical aspects of implementing an MDM system.  The first three are available here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc505992(TechNet.10).aspx  Tyler came to Microsoft as part of the Stratature acquisition so he has a lot of experience in implementing MDM…

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Choosing MDM Hub styles

Choosing MDM Hub styles   A couple weeks ago, someone asked me how to choose which MDM hub style would work best for an application.  I thought I had covered this in one of my white papers but I couldn’t find a good reference to give him so I thought I would write up something…

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Post Mortems

One of my pet peeves is that after we ship something we normally have a Post Mortem meeting to discuss what we should learn from the experience.  I’m not against the meeting.  I think they’re great and we learn a lot.  Sometimes we even have pizza!  What bugs me is the name Post Mortem.  This…

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Master Data is not Metadata

Master Data is not Metadata   I regularly get emails from people asking about the Microsoft Metadata story.  While I assume that’s mainly confusion over the MDM acronym which could reasonably be interpreted as Metadata Management as well as Master Data Management, there’s also enough overlap between Master Data and Metadata to lead to confusion. …

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