Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with Master Data Services, a feature of SQL Server 2008 R2. Chris Henley and John McAllister discuss how this feature helps small businesses and large retailers centrally manage critical data assets companywide and across diverse systems, while enabling more people to securely manage master data directly, and ensure the integrity of information over time. John offers great insight into how Master Data Services are used and integrated with other products.
|John was a cofounder of Stratature, Inc. in 2001 and was instrumental in the development of Stratature’s +EDM Master Data Management software. After Microsoft’s acquisition of Stratature in 2007, John assumed the role of Group Program Manager for SQL Server’s Master Data Services product. John has sold, envisioned and implemented master data solutions in a variety of industries and organization types. Prior to becoming involved in Master Data Management, John was a systems integrator for a variety of BI software implementations.|
|Chris is passionate about learning, sharing his knowledge, and best of all, he's extremely passionate about technology. He loves showing people how new tools and products can improve their businesses and especially, their lives. Chris has delivered thousands of live presentations and gave the keynote speech at the NPA Awards during Interop 2005. He's also active in the community, and is currently developing a television series to highlight great work in the not-for-profit sector. Chris has a diverse roster of role models, including George Washington, Steve Ballmer, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Victor Frankl. His other loves? Entomology, fly-fishing, "building things" and dessert. Chris claims he's on a lifelong quest to find the best steak and chocolate cake on Earth: "The only time I ever said 'no' to dessert was when I didn't understand the question." Chris's Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/chenley|
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