Walkthrough: Relational Data Modeling using "Oslo"

I took “Oslo” technologies for a ride using October 2008 CTP and created my own model schema (using “M” schema), textual language (using “M” grammar) and a rudimentary visual extension in a modeling tool (using “Quadrant” extensibility).  I used a simplified version of UML Use Case domain as an example.  Read more at the link below….


Looking forward to PDC 2008

It has been a while since I posted updates for WCF LOB Adapter SDK … and it is good to see that Adapters product team has been very active at blogging about WCF LOB Adapter SDK and BizTalk Adpter Pack.   I have been working on Microsoft Codename “Oslo” modeling platform since last year.  In a nutshell, the “Oslo” modeling platform…



Download WCF LOB Adapter SDK SP1 at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=106906.  


Announcing the BizTalk Adapter Pack

At 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference on Feb 11, 2008, Microsoft announced the availability of the BizTalk Adapter Pack.  You can find the links to the data sheet and BizTalk Adapter Pack Office Program at the following website (look for the two hyperlinks at the top). http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/evaluation/adapter/default.mspx Here is some high level information about…


WCF-based BizTalk Adapter Pack is released to manufacturing!

The adapters team is very happy to announce the release of the following products on Jan 31, 2008: BizTalk Adapter Pack WCF LOB Adapter SDK SP1 BizTalk Adapter Pack contains the new WCF-based adapters for SAP, Siebel and Oracle Database. These adapters are developed using WCF LOB Adapter SDK and can be used within any .NET application including SQL…


Understanding various WCF communication options

David Chappell has written an interesting paper outlining various messaging options available in the .NET Framework 3.5 including WCF channels, RESTful communication and BizTalk Services.  There is also a section on WCF LOB Adapter SDK in this document under the heading – “Communication with line-of-business applications using adapters”.  I recommend reading this paper, if you want to get…


Bill Gates’ last day at work video from CES 2008

Happy New Year to everyone! Check this funny video out about Bill Gates’ supposed last day at work with cameo appearances by many celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Jay-Z, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Bono, Jon Stewart and Sen. Barack Obama. This video was shown during his final keynote session at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 in Las…