http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg605238.aspx I am very excited that Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 reference guide has been announced. As a consultant, I have always enjoyed working with Fast Track Data Warehouse project as it truly expresses the potential of the SQL Server Engine. Here are a few details of the enhancement of the Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 reference architecture.
Microsoft Press has published a FREE eBook on the most awaiting releases of SQL Server 2008 R2. The book is written by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. Ross is my personal friend and one of the most active book writers in SQL Server Domain. When I see his name on any book, I am sure that it will be high quality and easy to read book.
What is MDS?
Master Data Services helps enterprises standardize the data people rely on to make critical business decisions. With Master Data Services, IT organizations can centrally manage critical data assets company wide and across diverse systems, enable more people to securely manage master data directly, and ensure the integrity of information over time. (Source: Replace with Microsoft)