The Modeling Language “M”

After a high level look at the “Oslo” platform in my last post I want to take a little deeper look into the new modeling language “M”. As I mentioned, M is a textual language to define sa model that is stored in the database. Just this fact is really exciting. Storing models in the…

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Looking at the “Oslo” Modeling Platform

The last 3 years I was working a lot on evolving the Software Factories Paradigm and applying it to industry problems. Part of this effort I spent researching Domain Specific Modeling Languages with the Microsoft DSL Toolkit which is part of the Visual Studio SDK. Therefore I was also very curious to see what the…

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Global Study Tour to China and Vietnam

I figured that most of you are still digesting the announcements from PDC last week, so today I will write about a little off-topic. As one of the last activities for my MBA at NYU Stern I went to China and Vietnam to meet with executives of local companies, as well as international companies doing…

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Windows Mobile on iPhone?!

I saw this and figured it is something to share — no matter if it is real or not…. It definitely  is an interesting idea…..

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Multi-touch without Touch?

Perhaps you saw my post on our team blog about the availability of the Surface SDK to participants of the PDC sessions in LA the end of October. Today I saw something even cooler. Imagine you could use your webcam and move some markers to navigate your computer and programs. With the Touchless SDK from…

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Visual Studio Team System 2010 Revealed

Yesterday the product team of Visual Studio team system started to reveal some of the new features in Visual Studio and today the announcements concentrated on the Architecture edition. Watching the screen casts I got really excited about the new capabilities of the Architecture Explorer and the Layer Diagram. I think these are really cool…

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Money CAN buy happiness

In the past, if anyone asked me if money can buy happiness I would clearly answer with a bold "NO". Reading an article from Harvard Business School might just change this answer in the future. According to the study, giving as little as $5 increases the well being of the giving person…… Very interesting isn’t…

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Microsoft NYC — G.O.O.D. (Global Out Of the Office Day)

This morning I stopped by Central Park in NYC for the G.O.O.D in collaboration with Sheraton. It was a very nice set-up to work in a very relaxed atmosphere. There were tables with Laptops and web cameras set up and ready to go. Sheraton provided towels and refreshments to add to the relaxing atmosphere. It…

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Mythbuster — A typical day at Microsoft?!

Before the well deserved weekend, I thought I post something a little bit more on the lighter site. After half a year at Microsoft, many of my friends asking me how I like working for Microsoft. So I started this blog post. I was asking myself; what is the typical day? So I was debating,…

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Microsoft to join OMG

While Model Driven Software Development (MDSD) was a core objective for Microsoft for many years, the decision to not use the OMG standards in the modeling tools (with exception of Visio) for developers was always a topic for heated discussion. Like in all discussions there were pros and cons at the time for that decision…

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