I haven’t had any time to work on MetaShare lately, but I know that someone has made it work with Katmai already. I don’t think that the code was checked in, but if I get a chance, I’ll try and make the changes so there is a switch to allow operation with Katmai.
Also – I’ve had a couple of requests to perform a demo of MetaShare. I’d be happy to do that. Let me look into ways to do that and I’ll post somethig about a time and method. I know that some folks are not necessarily in the US, so maybe we can figure out a way to do the audio over the internet as well as desktop sharing. If anyone has suggestions, let me know for both audio and desktop sharing. If there isn’t anyone from outside the US, then we can use something like http://www.freeconferencecall.com/ – but I’m still interested if anyone knows of a free desktop sharing solution we could use.
We’d cover breifly how I set up the demo environment with Microsoft Data Warehouse Toolkit sample data structure and SSIS packages written by Warren and Joy, how to extract metadata out of the MDWT_AdventureWorksDW database as well as the SSIS package store and publish this information as Wiki using FlexWiki. We’ll also talk about how powerful it is to publish this metadata as wiki instead of something like a dead text document.
Maybe we could do something week after next – the week of the 10th? Leave me a comment here if you’d be interested in attending. We can also do multiple sessions if we can’t agree on a time. I think it will take from a half hour to an hour to run through the whole thing.