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William McKnight

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

About the author >

William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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My latest white paper is available at www.microsoft.com. The title is "Choosing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Data Warehousing" and it is about choosing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for data warehousing. ;-)

If you're looking at building a data warehouse, or the rearchitecture of an existing data warehouse, and may consider the Microsoft solution, I go through the various components of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and place them into a data warehouse environment.

Posted January 23, 2007 12:56 PM
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Great paper and you are right in the SQL server is a great tool for data warehousing. Combining that with report and analysis services provides the business user with a robust environment to meet their data and business intelligence needs.

To leverage this, take a look at timeXtender. timeXtender provides a drop and drag GUI to create SQL Server data warehouses and OLAP cubes using report and analysis services without programming.

Thanks William

This white paper is definitely one I will circulate around the office.


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