I was very impressed with the demo I saw of this product from Profisee last week and thought you may want to know about it. Like SQL Server Reporting Services’ Report Manager Interface before it, the Master Data Manager is the Web UI which comes out of the box with SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services. I remember when SSRS was first released (with SQL Server 2000), we were all a bit under whelmed with the UI. I predict that some may find the MDS UI similarly disappointing. But remember – Microsoft is a platform company – and partners step up to the plate to extend and enhance the core services.
The product name is Master Data Maestro. The UI looks very similar to Office 2010 clients. I can see this being extremely useful for real “Power Stewards” – the power users who will work with Master Data Services every day.
We are looking forward to working with Master Data Maestro to get some MDM models up and running quickly with our clients in the northeast.