Welcome to the BI Polar Blog

I’ve been working for more than 10 years as a software developer and trainer, with a strong focus on Microsoft database and development technologies. If it has to do with SQL Server or the .NET Framework, odds are I’ve been there and done that. For the last year or so I’ve been working more and more with the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform, specifically SQL Server 2005 Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services and Microsoft Office 2007. This a great toolset, but I haven’t found the same level of community support online that I’m accustomed to seeing with other more mainstream Microsoft development technologies like .NET and SQL Server.

So… in an effort to start doing my part, I’m starting a blog to share my pains and joys and lessons learned with the Microsoft BI community at large. I’m pretty busy these days working on some exciting BI projects, but hopefully I’ll still be able to post regularly. Stay tuned!

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About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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