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New Master Data Services Training Available

[posted by Suzanne Selhorn, Technical Writer on the MDS team]

Some new self-paced training is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. To take advantage of this training, you should have a working installation of MDS with sample data already loaded.

01 Introduction Introduction.pdf
This lesson provides an overview of MDS.

02 MDS Environment MDS Environment.pdf
This lesson provides an overview of MDS terminology and features of the Master Data Manager web application.

03 Managing Entities Managing Entities.pdf
In this lesson, MDS terminology is explored in more depth. You start working with data and learn how to use the Master Data Manager web application to do common tasks.

04 Managing Hierarchies Managing Hierarchies.pdf
This lesson provides information about all of the available hierarchy types in MDS. You practice adding, removing, and moving members in hierarchies.

05 Creating Collections Creating Collections.pdf
This lesson shows you how to create collections, and how to add and remove items from a collection.

06 Version Management Version Management.pdf
This lesson explains version management and shows you how to view and reverse transactions.

07 Modeling Guidelines Modeling Guidelines.pdf
This lesson gives you ideas for how to use MDS to model your organization's data. It prepares you for the next lesson, where you will use the knowledge you've gained to start creating your model.

08 Model Building Model Building.pdf
In this lesson, you will use the knowledge from Lesson 07 to begin creating a model for your data.

Published Tuesday, January 11, 2011 11:34 AM by MDS Team



Hu yiqian said:

MDS looks very good, one question is how does MDS support a M-M relationship? Thanks

July 13, 2011 1:27 AM

MDS Team said:

There is an article on using MDS for mapping here:

Hope this helps,

Suzanne Selhorn

July 13, 2011 1:21 PM

Hu yiqian said:

Thanks Suzanne, it really helps.

July 13, 2011 10:43 PM

Hu yiqian said:

One more questions is

For what consideration does MDS decides to use random values for the table name and column name? It causes troubles for a second development or data migration. I suggest you change the meta data definition logic for this.

July 19, 2011 9:14 PM

Desmond Cassidy said:

>>To take advantage of this training, you should have a working >>installation of MDS with sample data already loaded.

Sorry to appear dim but is there a document explaining where from and how the sample data is loaded.

May 15, 2012 11:29 AM

Jason said:

May 15, 2012 3:04 PM

Ken said:

Where and how to install sample data for this training



June 20, 2012 3:24 PM
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