Free Ebooks from MS Press

  In case you missed this announcement, I am including the link s below to free ebooks from Microsoft Press. Don’t worry just because they are free they are not about out dated technologies, they are actually current versions such as Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, etc. Please leverage this great resource as you…


Book: MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services

The Master Data Services book I was technically reviewing has finally been published and is available for purchase, congratulations to the authors and publishers.   Sample Chapter 1) Where to buy this book     You can buy Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services from the Packt Publishing website:           Free shipping…


FREE Webinar: Master Data Services

  As a leading authority on Master Data Management and the Australian distributor of Profisee’s Master Data Maestro, Decision Resources is delighted to extend this invitation for leading Australian businesses to participate in the Master Data Services Solution Showcase,  being hosted by our partner Profisee. View this invitation online. Showcasing SQL Server 2008 R2 Master…


Master Data Services Portal on MSDN

Master Data Services portal page is now live on MSDN! This portal  presents information about MDS from many different sources, including Microsoft, third-party, and community contributions. The following table outlines the kind of information we’re sharing with users on the page: Section Description Getting Started Features links to introduce customers to MDS, help them find…


Master Data Services first cumulative update is now available!

A cumulative update for Master Data Services has been released. It addresses a number (30+) of issues that weren’t addressed before the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM release.  If you are looking at using MDS, then this update is a MUST for you. It also fixes the issue of publishing business rules which…


Master Data Services–Business Rule Activation error and its fix

While preparing for a demonstration of SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services – vanilla build – my colleague Lee Theofanis from Decision Resources came across an issue regarding business rule activation. The Issue After creating a business rule through the Master Data Manager portal, and then trying to activate it results in the following…


Master Data Services Training Videos

SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services Training videos are available at –


5W1H of Master Data Services

On the 26th of March 2010 evening I presented an overview of the Master Data Services at the Brisbane SQL Server User group held at the Microsoft offices in Waterfront Place, Brisbane. You might be wondering what is 5W1H, it is basically the: What? Why? When? Where? Who? How? of Master Data Services. I used…