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SQLBits 2009

An introduction to Master Data Services

Master Data Services is a new product due for release with SQL Server 2008 R2. This presentation will explain why you may want to use it and what it will help you achieve and some of the challenges you may face.

Master Data Services will be a component of SQL Server that allows oragnisations improve their data quality by providing one trusted source for all the sort of information that is used across their business. It is a challenge for many line of business applications and data warehouses to ensure that the information used is accurate, valid and verified by the correct people within an organisation.

I will talk about some of the issues and benefits of Master Data Management, desribe how it works and demonstrate how Master Data Services can provide a solution.