Patrick Cross

Patrick
Cross

Patrick Cross is a cofounder and board member of DWSoft Corporation and a Microsoft Repository MVP. He has worked closely with Microsoft on the Microsoft Repository for the past 3 years.

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For More Information - 04 Feb 2000
Here are some useful Web sites that contain information on repository technology.
The Open Information Model
A group of vendors and end-user companies determined the types of data-warehousing meta data, resulting in the Open Information Model.
Using the Microsoft Repository 1
A repository is a storage place for meta data, or data about data. Understanding Microsoft Repository technology can help you better manage your data-warehousing environment

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