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    Microsoft completes Stratature acquisition

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    It's been quite a while since I've been in the blogging scene. Since writing the SSIS book, I've been very busy on a new project building a strategy for MDM at Microsoft. After 14 months of studying, thinking, discussing, presenting, reviewing, approving...
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    MDS Staging table error codes

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    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...
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    Microsoft Master Data Management website is now live

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    Just thought I'd share the newly minted MDM website here: http://www.microsoft.com/mdm There are some whitepapers, case studies, links and other resources there. Over time we'll add to the content. We'll continue the whitepaper series, add more...
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    Microsoft to acquire Zoomix

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    Well, I haven't been active here for some time, but I've been wanting to get back to blogging and this is the perfect opportunity. While speculation has been in the air for some time, it's actually official now. Microsoft has provided data quality...
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    Bill Baker has left the building...

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    Few people can call their boss their friend. In my case, he was both and more. Bill was a guy that I could talk to about anything. He was my mentor and opened doors for me in ways that I never thought possible. He's leaving Microsoft and I believe Microsoft...
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    Surprise! MDM Technology Preview available tomorrow

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    In a recent post I stated that we planned to have a technology preview available in February, '08. Most folks aren't used to hearing these words in the same sentence, but here goes: We're shipping early. Tomorrow I'll be sending out email to...
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    MDS shipping in SQL Server

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    As announced at TechEd earlier this week, Master Data Services will be shipping in SQL Server 2008 R2. I've blogged on SQL Insiders about it here: http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/default.aspx I'm glad I can be out of the SQL Server...
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    Microsoft Master Data Management Product Technology Preview

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    Bulldog keeps chugging along...
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    Fairfield/Westchester.Net User Group

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    Last week I had the opportunity to speak to a user group about SQL Server and in particular Integration Services. It was a nice opportunity to clear out the cob webs and talk about one of my favorite topics. https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx...
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    SQL Server 2008 Master Data Services November CTP Released

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    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...
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    New Master Data Services Content (What Else?!)

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    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...
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    Compliments from Donald

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    Donald Farmer from SQL Server talks a bit about MDM at Microsoft. Especially appreciated, is the last note. Thanks Donald, that means a lot to me. Universe.Earth.Software.Microsoft.Office.MDM.KirkHaselden
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    My new blog

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    Welcome to my shiny new blog. Well, not so new actually. I created this blog well over a year ago and never created an entry until this morning. There are various reasons for that, but I'm glad to be under way in this new space with expanded scope and...
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    Roger Wolter's insider view

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    I was about to write a post to clarify some of the disinformation that's been going around about the Stratature acquisition and our roadmap. It's an interesting place to be right now, where Roger and I are. There are analysts out there writing things...
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    Master Data Services a new product in SQL Server

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    As announced at TechEd earlier this week, Master Data Services will be shipping in SQL Server 2008 R2. I've blogged on SQL Insiders about it here: http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/default.aspx I'm glad I can be out of the SQL Server...
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    Speaking schedule this year

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    I've got a pretty busy speaking schedule this year. Hopefully, I will be able to see some of you as I'm roming around the globe. Here's some of the places I'll be speaking: I'll be at TechDays in Portugal in March along with a few other countries...
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    Whence Microsoft's Master Data Management Offering

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    The release of the Microsoft Master Data Management offering is around the corner... Are you ready?...
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    Chatting with Colin White

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    Colin was gracious enough to let me take some of his time at the recent TDWI in Boston to chat a bit about our master data management strategy. It was great to hear that Colin had similar ideas, and it wasn't entirely a surprise given the great whitepaper...
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    Master Data Services miscellaneous

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    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...
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    What's Going On Kirk?

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    True to Microsoft's disclosure policy, I could tell you all but then, the marketing folks would kill me, or worse... ...
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    Master Data Services almost there...

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    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...
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    MDS Branding

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    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 team blogging

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    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...
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    Profisee Webinar

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    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...
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    Sample Code for the SSIS Book

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    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...
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