Please join this Thursday Dec 20th 2012 at noon central for Business Intelligence expert/consultant James Serra talking Master Data Services. This new feature of the Microsoft BI stack is sure to help elevate your skills with data in SQL Server 2012.
Online Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=4HQDRK&role=attend&pw=p%7E%29%7B%22X%2B4h
Speaker: James Serra, BI/Data Warehouse/MDM Architect and Developer Serra Consulting Services
Summary: 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.
About James: James is currently a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence/MDM architect and developer with over 25 years of IT experience. James started 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 and contractor. James is a noted speaker, blogger, and contributing editor for SQL Server Pro magazine.