Jeremy Kashel

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New Master Data Services Book

For the past seven months, Adatis have been working on new book for Master Data Services. The book, titled SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services, will be published by Packt Publishing and will be released on 30th June.

For those of you who don’t know (I certainly didn’t), Packt operate something called the RAW program. This allows you to download an electronic copy of the book in draft format, as the chapters are made available. If you want, you can also feedback any changes that you’d like to see in the book, which means you get a chance to shape the book with the content that you want to include. What’s great is that when the book is finished, you get to download a copy of the e-book for free.

We’re almost done, just another month or so of late nights and early mornings before the June release date! Until then, the book is available on Packt’s site here, and is also available for pre-order on Amazon here.


Comments (2) -

  • Anonymous

    4/7/2011 2:37:39 PM | Reply

    Hi Jeremy,

    I am very exciting of hearing about a book of master data services. In June i am gone a buy it.

    On this moment i am creating a prototype with Master data services. Only I have a question about it. On the internet I can't find a answer so I hope you now more about it.

    Is there a possibility in MDS to keep history of the data. Example: I have a bike in blue color. I change it to yellow. Now i will see that the bike is now yellow but that he was blue.

    If you have any input for me, i'd like to hear from you.



  • Jeremy Kashel

    4/12/2011 6:17:12 AM | Reply

    Hi Sebastiaan,

    MDS wil keep the history of your data by default. In your example, if you change the bike from blue to yellow, you can find out that it used to be blue from the transaction history.

    To access this feature go to Explorer->Review->Transactions. You can also look at this across versions by looking in the Version Management feature.

    Hope that helps