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Written by the technologists behind the software, this is the definitive resource for working with Microsoft Master Data Services--the Master Data Management tool included as part of SQL Server 2012.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services, Second Edition offers full coverage of the robust Microsoft product focused on the management of master data within organizations of all sizes. With its Master Data Services tool, Microsoft provides a free, out-of-the box MDM software solution that is powerful enough to manage data in any organization at a fraction of the cost of typical MDM solutions.
This new edition details all of the new and improved MDS features, along with examples of how to implement department-level MDM solutions. Each chapter combines a discussion of features with practical approaches to real master data management problems. The powerful new Excel add-in and the expanded dimension management features for Microsoft business intelligence are covered.
Co-written by a Microsoft Senior Program Manager for Microsoft MDS and a Microsoft technical writer for MDS documentation Three new chapters cover new Excel functionality and advanced modeling and dimension management for data warehouses Covers all functionality available in MDS along with best practices for implementation and administration Includes tips for using MDM to solve common business problems Contains details on securing and extending the application
MDS Installation; Creating Your Model; Staging; Hierarchy & Collection; Explorer; Business Rules; Versions; Excel Add-in; Security; Subscription Views; Web Services; Modeling & Mapping