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Contract SSIS Developer

Anyone here interested in a contract role with Blackbaud to develop a repeatable transformation...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 03/27/2013

Sample Code for the SSIS Book

Yes, I know I’ve been gone for a long time. I haven’t professionally blogged for years. But, the...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 11/27/2012

New Master Data Services Content (What Else?!)

msdev is about to launch a series of training courses for Master Data Services that covers early...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 03/16/2010

Profisee Webinar

For those of you wanting more information about Master Data Services, in 2010, Profisee is starting...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 12/21/2009

Master Data Services team blogging

In a recent blog I mentioned that the Master Data Services team would be blogging soon. Matt...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 12/14/2009

MDS Staging table error codes

These kinds of things always seem to be the last to be added to the documents. I saw in a recent...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 11/25/2009

Master Data Services miscellaneous

As we head into the US holiday season, I wanted to catch up on some things I've wanted to blog for...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 11/25/2009

SQL Server 2008 Master Data Services November CTP Released

Well, that's certainly a mouth full. I’m pleased to say that the SQL Server November CTP with Master...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 11/09/2009

MDS Branding

The branding is in. MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2008 R2 MASTER DATA SERVICES, MONTH COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 10/02/2009

Master Data Services almost there...

It's been a while since my last post so wanted to take some time and update folks on what's...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 09/04/2009

MDS shipping in SQL Server

As announced at TechEd earlier this week, Master Data Services will be shipping in SQL Server 2008...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 05/13/2009

Master Data Services a new product in SQL Server

As announced at TechEd earlier this week, Master Data Services will be shipping in SQL Server 2008...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 05/13/2009

Whence Microsoft's Master Data Management Offering

A while back I blogged about the Technology Preview for the Master Data Management product that we...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 04/14/2009

What's Going On Kirk?

I've been vacant from blogging for some time. If the comments I've been getting in the blog, email...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 04/08/2009

Bill Baker has left the building...

Few people can call their boss their friend. In my case, he was both and more. Bill was a guy that I...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 08/08/2008

Microsoft Master Data Management Product Technology Preview

Back in November of last year I mentioned that we were shipping the MDM Technology Preview early....

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 07/16/2008

Microsoft to acquire Zoomix

Well, I haven't been active here for some time, but I've been wanting to get back to blogging and...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 07/14/2008

Fairfield/Westchester.Net User Group

Last week I had the opportunity to speak to a user group about SQL Server and in particular...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 11/20/2007

Surprise! MDM Technology Preview available tomorrow

In a recent post I stated that we planned to have a technology preview available in February, '08....

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 11/20/2007

Microsoft Master Data Management website is now live

Just thought I'd share the newly minted MDM website here: http://www.microsoft.com/mdm There are...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 09/23/2007

Roger Wolter's insider view

I was about to write a post to clarify some of the disinformation that's been going around about the...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 06/28/2007

Compliments from Donald

Donald Farmer from SQL Server talks a bit about MDM at Microsoft. Especially appreciated, is the...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 06/10/2007

Chatting with Colin White

Colin was gracious enough to let me take some of his time at the recent TDWI in Boston to chat a bit...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 06/07/2007

Microsoft completes Stratature acquisition

It's been quite a while since I've been in the blogging scene. Since writing the SSIS book, I've...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 06/07/2007

Speaking schedule this year

I've got a pretty busy speaking schedule this year. Hopefully, I will be able to see some of you as...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 02/13/2007

My new blog

Welcome to my shiny new blog. Well, not so new actually. I created this blog well over a year ago...

Author: Knight_Reign Date: 02/12/2007