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…


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…


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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(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…