(This post was contributed by Reagan Templin, Lead Technical Writer for the MDS Team)

We’ve launched a new Web page on MSDN to consolidate information about Master Data Services (MDS) from many different sources: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/ff943581.aspx.

It is a portal to refer to, whether you’re just starting with MDS or are already implementing MDS in an environment. Over time it will grow and develop into an even richer source of information as more content becomes available and the MDS community evolves.

The following table outlines the kind of information that is available on the portal:

Section Description
Getting Started Features links to introduce, learn about, and troubleshoot MDS.
Highlights Highlights specific resources and contains an RSS feed of those resources that you can follow with an RSS feed reader.
Resources Contains several tabs of information including Articles and Whitepapers, Books, Documentation, Knowledge Base, Videos, and Samples.
Related Products and Technologies Contains links to pages about other products and technologies that integrate or are useful to understand when working with MDS.
Downloads Contains links to pertinent downloads for MDS.
In the Spotlight Spotlights a useful resource, contributor, or other information.
Team and Community Blogs Features the top four latest blog entries from a feed of blogs related to SQL Server and MDS. The list of blogs that contribute to the feed are available by clicking the OPML link next to the heading of this section.
Forums Contains links to the current MDS forum, and to the archived master data management (MDM) forum.

If you have ideas for updates, you can click the Site Feedback link at the bottom of the portal page and submit your ideas.