My friend Kirk Haselden and I wrote a white paper about Master Data Management.  It is available here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb190163.aspx  The purpose of this paper was to explain what MDM is, why MDM is important, and some of the architectural issues and options involved in implementing an MDM system.  This is intended to be this first in a series of papers exploring the architecture and implementation of Master Data Management.  We’re very interested in any comments or feedback on the paper and suggestions for what we should cover in the rest of the papers.  I’m also interested in hearing about your experiences in MDM and working with a few customers on architecting and implementing an MDM system.