RouterManager Sample and the SQL Server Modeling CTP

I recently shifted positions slightly.  Previously, I had been working with ISVs adopting our divisions latest technologies such as “Oslo” which is now officially called the SQL Server Modeling.  My new team, the Data Modeling Customer Advisory Team(DM CAT) broadens my focus to work with customer all up on adoption of our Data Modeling technology…

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The SQL Server Modeling CTP

We announced earlier this week the transition of the name of the technology formerly know as “Oslo” to SQL Server Modeling.  Douglas Purdy discusses the change and some of our thinking behind this on his blog: From “Oslo” to SQL Server Modeling On DSLs and a few other things… I personally am very excited about…

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Get Ready for PDC 2009

PDC 2009 is rapidly approaching.  If you haven’t made plans yet, what are you waiting for? (register by Oct 13th for a discount)  There will be a lot of great Data and Modeling sessions at this years PDC including:   The “data & modeling keynote” with Don Box and Chris Anderson Data Programming and Modeling…

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From DSLs and Models to “Quadrant” using “Oslo” May CTP – Part III

This is the 3rd and final part of our look at the “Oslo” May CTP.  In Part I, we created a simple domain model for a fictional company’s employee information. In Part II, we used the M language support to created a domain specific language (DSL) model that took a simple text input and generated…

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From DSLs and Models to “Quadrant” using “Oslo” May CTP – Part II

Welcome to Part II of our look at the “Oslo” May CTP.  In Part I, we created a simple domain model for a fictional company’s employee information. In this installment, we will create a domain specific language (DSL) that will take a simple text input and generate model values for our previously created domain model. …

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From DSLs and Models to “Quadrant” using “Oslo” May CTP – Part I

The “Oslo” May CTP has just been released.  You can download the latest release of Oslo from the Oslo Dev Center on MSDN.  I have been using this new version and want to give a little tour of the new bits.  This will be the first of three posts that take you through creating a…

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A BizTalk DSL using “Oslo”

It’s been a while since my last post.  I recently started playing with the latest “Oslo” CTP release and wanted to share with you what I have built so far.  One of the cool features of the “Oslo” SDK is the ability to write new Domain Specific Languages (DSL) with MGrammar.  I had worked in…

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Oslo, Dublin and PDC

PDC is rapidly approaching and there is a lot of exciting technology that is being created by CSD which will be unveiled at the conference.  Steve Martin posted a blog entry last week about Dublin, a technology that makes it easier to deploy, manage and scale WF/WCF based applications.  Dublin should be of great interest…

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BizTalk 2006 R3 – TAP Program Accepting Nominations

In April, Steve Martin announced that we are working on BizTalk 2006 R3.  Some of the new investments for this release include: New web service registry capabilities with support for UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration) version 3.0 Enhanced service enablement of applications (through new and enhanced adapters for LOB applications, databases, and legacy/host systems)…

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BizTalk and Secure FTP

I saw a link the other day to an interesting project on Codeplex.  Mikael Håkanssons has published a project called the BizTalk Sftp Adapter.  You can find out more information on his blog.  There is a lot of confusion about what is "Secure FTP".  Most people don’t realize that there are primarily two different ways…

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