The Master Data Services in SQL Server 2016 RC2 appears to be a significant improvement over what shipped with SQL Server 2014 GA. There’s obvious UI improvements. But more importantly with almost no effort I was able to get Verification to work properly using the local MDS web portal coupled with the MDS Excel integration. For the latter, I had Excel 2013 installed along with the MDS Excel add-in for SQL Server 2016 RC2 that I downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.
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Master Data Services in SQL Server 2016 RC2: Significant Improvement
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Tagged as Excel, Master Data Services, SQL Server, SQL Server 2016
Master Data Management vs. Master Metadata Management?
Has anyone else been thinking deeply about the difference between the two? …it’s pretty significant and something I’ll be researching for the next few weeks.
The impetus for this project is a long history working in the fields of content migration (SharePoint-SharePoint and SharePoint-non SharePoint), information replication and synchronization (working with client using Metalogix Replicator for SharePoint and architecting its extension to support real-time replication between Lotus Notes and SharePoint for the US Navy), and large scale, heterogeneous, enterprise architecture software systems (based on BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio).
Additional background context includes my experiences with SharePoint (and Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud hosted version of SharePoint and the rest of the Office system), Salesforce, SQL Server (and the Microsoft data platform), and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, in turn, are all examples of large metadata-driven enterprise software platforms.
More recently, with the support of the product group I’ve been taking a critical look at Microsoft’s cloud hosted *data* catalog solution (Azure Data Catalog) as a Master X Management platform. I’m trying to figure would what the best description for X is …now and as ADC evolves going forward.
“More news at 11…”