The Microsoft Repository Data Warehousing Workshop on April 22 will be the third Microsoft-sponsored session to solicit industry participation in development of the Repository standard. Last July, Microsoft introduced the Repository Open Information Model that provides a common, shared definition for frequently used repository subject areas. Since then, more than 550 vendors have reviewed the Microsoft Repository information model specifications, which can be requested from Microsoft’s Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/repository .
Microsoft Repository currently ships as a component of Microsoft Visual Studio development tools and many other third-party products. The Repository data warehousing extensions provide a common Repository Open Information Model that can be shared between software development and data warehousing tools. These latest Microsoft Repository additions will ship with the next release of SQL Server and Visual Studio.