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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Analytical and Transactional MDM

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    Analytical and Transactional MDM I was talking to someone about Analytical and Transactional MDM recently and we realized that while there are quite a few conceptual differences between the two, there’s a significant amount of overlap in the implementation...
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    Stratature Misinformation

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    Stratature Misinformation Do you remember the “telephone” game we used to play in school where you line a bunch of people up in a row and whisper something to the first person in line who whispers it to the next one, etc. and the last person repeats...
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    Master Data Management, Microsoft, and Stratature

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    Master Data Management, Microsoft, and Stratature If you’re a regular reader, you are aware that I have been blogging about MDM for about a year now. I’m very excited by the news that Microsoft acquired Stratature last week for two reasons – I think...
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    Master Data Management at TechEd

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    Master Data Management at TechEd I notice that no MDM sessions made it into the TechEd schedule this year. If you’re a regular reader, you know that MDM is my current passion. If you’re interested in MDM, I would love to talk to you at the Architecture...
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    Windows WF on SQL Service Broker

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    Windows WF on SQL Service Broker From the time we first started working on the Service Broker programming models five or six years ago, it was obvious that most SSB programs end up looking a lot like a workflow. Messages come in and the application...
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    MDM Hub Architecture White Paper

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    MDM Hub Architecture White Paper I took my MDM Hub Architecture series of posts, cleaned them up and combined them into a white paper that was just published on MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/architecture/bb410798.aspx
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    CDI-MDM Summit

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    CDI-MDM Summit I went to the CDI-MDM Spring 2007 Summit in San Francisco last week. I learned a lot and became more optimistic about the future of MDM. I didn’t go to the original summit last spring but from what I heard, this one was about twice...
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    Alpha Males and Data Disasters

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    Alpha Males and Data Disasters If you have been following my MDM posts, you will know that one of the key pieces of an MDM program is data governance. As part of my research into data governance, I came across the book Alpha Males and Data Disasters...
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    SOA and Data

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    SOA and Data It has been about a year since I started my current job which is trying to evangelize the architectural aspect of data in SOA. I thought this would be an appropriate time to share some of what I have learned. The first thing I...
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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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    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 – 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 – Versions and Hierarchies

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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture – Versions and Hierarchies In my last post I talked about the options for implementing an MDM hub. In this post, I will drill into that a bit by discussing versions and hierarchies – two features that...
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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture

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    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture I’m doing a presentation on Master Data Management (MDM) in February so I’m going to do another series of architecture articles like I did for Service Broker but this time for MDM. I will start with the...
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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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    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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