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This blog primarily talks about the role of data in connected systems architectures.

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    Gartner MDM Conference

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    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...
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    New Microsoft MDM Web Site

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

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    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...
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    Master Data is not Metadata

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    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...
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    Post Mortems

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    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...
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    Choosing MDM Hub styles

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    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...
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    New Master Data Management White Paper Series

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    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...
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    Changes

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    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...
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    Architecting Service Broker applications (part 2)

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    Architecting Service Broker applications (part 2) This is the second in a series on architecting SQL Server 2005 Service Broker (SSB) applications. If you haven’t read part 1 http://blogs.msdn.com/rogerwolterblog/archive/2006/09/08/Roger.aspx ,...
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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Population and Synchronization

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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Population and Synchronization If you have been following this series you should now have a good understanding of the architectural issues around deciding what your MDM hub database looks like and what...
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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Maintenance and operation

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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Maintenance and operation If you have been following this series, you have learned how to design an MDM hub database, how to load it with master data and how to keep the data synchronized with your operational...
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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Reading Material

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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Reading Material I did some searching for other MDM material so I thought I would pass on what I found: Data Integration Solutions for Master Data Management http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us...
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    Paging in Service Oriented Architectures

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    Paging in Service Oriented Architectures We had an interesting Email thread a couple weeks ago about how you support pages of output to a UI in a Service Oriented Architecture. My initial thought is that you don’t. If you are truly building loosely...
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    Oracle Advanced Queuing

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    Oracle Advanced Queuing When I talk to people about all the advantages that Service Broker has because it is built into the database, I frequently get asked about Oracle Advanced Queuing (OAQ) which after all is built into Oracle . OAQ queues are...
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    Scaling Out SQL Server 2005

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    Scaling Out SQL Server 2005 Technorati Profile A lot of articles have been written about the technologies that can be used to scaleout SQL Server 2005 but there hasn’t been a lot of advice on how to choose which technology to use for your database...
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    More Message Priority Info

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    One of the Server Broker developers posted a different approach to message priority to his blog. This includes some real – professionally written code so it’s well worth a read: http://blogs.msdn.com/remusrusanu/archive/2006/03/28/563571.aspx
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    New edition of my Book

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    New edition of my Book I get asked periodically when the RTM version of my Service Broker book will be available. It was released just before TechEd so it should be easy to find. The Rational Guide to SQL Server 2005 Service Broker http...
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    Scaleout Training

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    Scaleout Training If you read my scaleout article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/learnmore/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/ScalOutSQL.asp you know Service Oriented Data Architecture is one of the most interesting scaleout technologies...
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    Who am I and why am I doing this?

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    My name is Roger Wolter and I'm a Solutions Architect on the Microsoft Architect Strategy Team. At this point some of you might be saying "I used to know a Roger Wolter who was a PM in SQL Server ". Yes, that was me too, In my time at Microsoft I have...
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    MDM - Scaling Out Matching

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    MDM - Scaling Out Matching It’s been a long time since my last post but I’ve been pretty busy figuring out how IT works. As you might expect, one of the hardest things has been learning all the new acronyms. Not only that but some of the acronyms...
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    Architecting Service Broker Applications White Paper

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    For those of you who would like to see the SSB Architecture posts all in one place, I converted them into a white paper on MSDN here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa964144.aspx There's not much new material beyond what was in the blog posts...
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    The What, Why, and How of Master Data Management

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    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...
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