Modeling with M

Posted: November 6, 2008  |  Categories: Microsoft OSLO Uncategorized

This week I posted my lap around OSLO experience and in addition to this today Jon put out a intro into M video of approximately 40 minutes. It shows how to model with SQL tools inside SQL Server 2008 versus modeling in M using IntelliPad. In both cases tables are created, data is added and shown through a simple application made in Visual Studio 2008 using Dynamic Data Entitities Web Application Template. It is a very good introduction to M showing how a developer can easy model with M, but you will need to learn language M. Using M instead of SQL tools is that with M one has a database definition file that can be stored for instance in version control system to do differences between versions, branch and/or merge with well known tools later on (Scott ColeStock post on Models as Text post). Check out the video and other related posts.


Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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