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…


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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(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…


How to clean up the Repository

Have you ever wondered, after a session of experimenting and playing with the M tools and the Repository, if there was a simple and reliable way to get your Repository back to its original state? A clean slate, of sorts, without the need to reinstall everything? Well, here’s one way – and while it might…

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