Codename “Oslo” Repository Becomes SQL Server Modeling Services

At last week’s PDC, the new name for our repository and modeling project was announced – we are the SQL Server Modeling Services! James Baker and Shoshanna Budzianowski did an awesome job of describing the Modeling Services database and how to get value from the domain models which are delivered in the latest CTP. Check… Read more

What happened to the Service Model?

I just looked at Mikael Håkansson’s  blog article on building a Web Service Model using M and the Oslo Repository ( ) It’s a very nice article. As Mikael observes, the Service Model we shipped in January was removed from the May CTP. His article correctly points out that such a model allows the repository… Read more

Oslo and UML

It’s been a while since my last posting. Why? The truth is quite simple – about five months ago I became involved in a small team building some specific content for our Oslo repository. This team was working using Scrum techniques with two week milestones. Initially I was supposed to be “part-time” on the project… Read more

Oslo Makes the Top Ten

We’re just getting back into the swing of things after a couple of weeks break over the Christmas holidays, not to mention the disruption of unusually heavy snow followed by floods here in the Seattle area. Two articles caught my attention this week. One, an article in eWeek by Darryl Taft, positions Oslo at number… Read more

Oslo and Software Factories

I’ve had a few people ask me about the connection between the Microsoft Software Factories initiative and Oslo. First, the SF initiative is alive and well and a good summary of the current state appears here. I just had a demo from Jack Greenfield’s DPE team of the new Blueprint technology which is very exciting… Read more

Comments on Communication Between Doug Purdy and Lars Corneliussen

Doug has published a response to an Open Letter addressed to him from Lars Corneliussen.  I think Doug did a good job in addressing Lars’ concerns, and where not, to invite discussion.  I wanted to add a couple of comments of my own. First: terminology connected with modeling, code generation and runtimes. Given my background… Read more

Oslo and the DSL Toolkit

I’ve received a number of questions concerning the relationship of Oslo to the Visual Studio DSL Toolkit.  Comments have varied from the sublime (see David Ing’s comment on his blog “My best guess is that the DSL Toolkit is research road kill in front of the big Oslo truck and that VSTS Architecture Edition was… Read more

Oslo at the PDC

The PDC is now over and by all measures has been a great success. The Oslo talks have been received with great enthusiasm. Any one not following the activity on our MSDN forum who missed the sessions might want to look at this entry on the forum that summarizes the links to our various sessions…. Read more

Yet Another Promise to Start Blogging !!

Yet again, it’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart.   I know, you just have to look at the last posting of over two years ago to realize I’ve said that before!   But here’s what happened. Shortly after writing that last posting, I moved from… Read more

Recent Postings by Enterprise Tools Architects

I’ve been lax with my blog for the last two months. I plan to do better this year! During the last two months, we have of course shipped Visual Studio 2005 so our modeling tools for developers and architects finally are in the hands of customers. This has been very exciting!   There are a… Read more