Update on SQL Server Modeling CTP (Repository/Modeling Services, "Quadrant" and "M")

In October 2007, Microsoft introduced “Oslo” as the codename for a set of technical investments to apply model-driven principles to building applications and services. Since that announcement, many of those investments have shipped in products such as the .NET Framework, Windows Server AppFabric and Windows Azure AppFabric. This note is an update on the three…


Data + XML + “Oslo” = “It’s All Data” (the new Data Developer Center)

For those who have been frequenting http://msdn.com/oslo, you’ll find as of this morning that you’ll end up now on http://msdn.com/data. That’s because we’ve just finished merging the Data and “Oslo” Developer Centers (along with the XML DevCenter, which was brought into Data in October). All the details are in my post on the Data blog….


Announcing the SQL Server Modeling (née “Oslo”) CTP for November 2009

One certainty about product teams at Microsoft is that they never stop working to improve and refine their technologies. This is true even through organizational rearrangements and little things like, you know, finding a ship vehicle and landing a few real names for products! Now as you may have read in Douglas Purdy’s recent blog…


Next "Oslo" CTP to be released in conjunction with PDC

Many of you are surely asking when the next CTP for “Oslo” will be released, since we haven’t had one since May and also because the May CTP has some incompatibilities with the recently-released Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. With the PDC now only two weeks away, we’re putting the…


First Modeling Sessions Posted for PDC’09

Data Programming and Modeling for the Microsoft .NET Developer, by Don Box and Chris Anderson. Watch the Modeling sessions page for more as they’re posted. PDC home page is http://www.microsoftpdc.com.

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What’s So Compelling about "Quadrant" Anyway?

By Michael Murray, Senior Program Manager(Edited November 17, 2009, to reflect the renaming of “Oslo” to SQL Server Modeling) Microsoft code name “Quadrant” is a ‘tool for viewing and editing SQL data,’ but… so what? There are many tools for viewing and editing SQL including Microsoft Access, Excel, and SQL Server Management Studio as well…

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SQL Script to Uninstall an "M" Image

by Oz Evren, Software Design Engineer for Microsoft code name “Oslo”   One feature that is commonly requested for the “M” command-line utility, mx.exe, is being able to uninstall images. This is very useful when you’re developing a set of models and want to make sure you’ve cleaned up prior installations in the repository before…

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Recent DevCenter Additions, Updates, and Content Levels

Since we released the May CTP of the code name “Oslo” technologies more than a month ago now, we’ve been continuing to add new content and make some additional changes to the Oslo DevCenter site itself. As often happens, you put these things out into the world, then listen to the silence! So we wanted…


(Transcript) Don Box and Chris Anderson Explain "Oslo" in 5 Minutes [actually 6 minutes and 32 seconds]

This post is an edited transcript of the short video on https://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Dan/C9-Bytes-Don-and-Chris-explain-Oslo-in-5-minutes/. Even though the video is from October 2008 and slightly dated, it contains some helpful insights about the motivations behind “Oslo” and some of the thinking of “Oslo” architects such as Don and Chris. For that reason we wanted to make the discussion accessible…


Top Six Common MGrammar Integration Errors

by David Matson, Test Engineer for Microsoft code name “Oslo” The examples in this article work with the May 2009 CTP. Summary Using the M languages and types features together can be tricky for the uninitiated. I’ve collected some of the most common issues together with the best current solutions or workarounds. Overall Scenarios You…

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