6:00 – 6:30pm Round Table discussion and Nuggets - ALL
Take stock and get the latest news in the SQL Server field. This is also a great opportunity to ask any burning questions you have, may be a problem at work.
It's also a great opportunity to share your knowledge and gain exposure in the industry by giving a short 1 - 6 minute "nugget" demo/tip.
6.30 – 7:30pm
Data Quality Services (DQS) in SQL Server Denali with Allan Mitchell
Complimenting SSIS in SQL Server Denali we now have DQS
which is a knowledge based reusable data cleansing solution to perform
computer-assisted data quality analyses, and also manage your data quality
interactively. You can use different sources including cloud to enhance
your data quality.
Come to this session to understand how to use this
technology outside of and inside of SSIS and understand how Microsoft are
starting to fill out their Data Quality Portfolio.
7.30 - 7.50pm BREAK: Light refreshments
More time to network and ask questions...
Everybody has data distributed across their environments.
The same entity is often stored in mutltiple systems by multiple business
units i.e. Finance has the concept of a customer and so does Sales. The
problem is even though they may be the same customer rarely are they comparable
across the same attributes. This is only getting worse with acquisitions
whereby different business processes cause different levels of data to be
It all gets very messy very quickly and businesses are
starting to realise the need to have a co-ordinated view of their business
Master Data Services is Microsoft's tool to help you start
implementing a Master Data Management solution within your business.
This session will focus on the technology MDS and we will
mention the wider scope of MDM. MDM is a mix of technology and business
and is potentially a large but very beneficial undertaking.