Thu, Dec 20 2012 13:00 (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Introduction to Microsoft’s Master Data Services (MDS) by James Serra
Introduction to Microsoft’s Master Data Services (MDS)
Companies struggle with consolidating the same set of data from multiple systems to accurately report on critical business information. For example, having customer lists in multiple systems that often have the same customer in more than one list, sometimes with a different spelling. Master Data Services is bundled with SQL Server 2012 to help resolve many of the Master Data Management issues that companies are faced with when integrating data. In this session, James will show an overview of Master Data Services 2012, including the out of the box Web UI, the highly developed Excel Add-in, and how to get started with loading MDS with your data.
James Serra is currently a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer with over 25 years of IT experience. James started his career as a software developer, and then was a DBA for 12 years, and for the last six years he has been working extensively with Business Intelligence using the SQL Server BI stack (SSAS, SSRS, and SSIS). James has been at times a permanent employee, consultant, contractor, and owner of his own business. All these experiences along with continuous learning have helped him to develop many successful data warehouse and BI projects. James is a noted speaker, blogger (JamesSerra.com), and contributing editor for SQL Server Pro magazine.
James has earned the MSCE: SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence, MSCE: SQL Server 2012 Data Platform, MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Developer, MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator, and MCITP: SQL Server 2008 Database Developer, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. More info is at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesserra