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…