CHAPTER 8Master Data Services
The first release of Master Data Services (MDS) appeared in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to support master data management. In the current release, you find improvements in some areas of the user interface and a new feature for managing your master data, the MDS Add-in for Excel. In addition, there are deprecated features and discontinued features that change the way you work with MDS. Collectively, these changes to MDS simplify the implementation, workflows, and administration of MDS.
MDS is available as a feature in SQL Server 2012 Setup rather than as a separate installer as it was in SQL Server 2008. If you have an existing SQL Server 2008 MDS installation, you must decide whether to upgrade MDS ...