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  • Blog Post: SQL Server Modeling Services announcement

    The code name “Oslo” repository now has the official name “SQL Server Modeling Services”. SQL Server Modeling Services will be a SQL Server workload like SQL Server Reporting Services. Details will be announced at the PDC where the most relevant session is http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/SVR19 . You...
  • Blog Post: "Oslo" repository lifecycle/versioning whitepaper

    Repositories face issues to do with versioning schema and data as well as integrating with an organization's lifecycle processes. Here is a whitepaper I wrote on how the "Oslo" team thinks about handling various lifecycle/versioning issues http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd638048.aspx . The whitepaper...
  • Blog Post: How to make a copy of the repository

    Here is a nice article on how to make a copy of the “Oslo” repository so you can later restore it to its previous state http://blogs.msdn.com/modelcitizen/archive/2009/04/06/how-to-clean-up-the-repository.aspx . This is great for experimenting with the repository and for edit debug cycles with domains...
  • Blog Post: Architectural design tenets and corollaries

    Now that the codename “Oslo” repository is public I can discuss its architecture and design. When designing a new product or component I like to: 1. Understand the business landscape. For example, what is the market opportunity, what are the major competitors, where are the competitors likely to...
  • Blog Post: Oslo repository

    The central challenge of repository implementations is how to provide support for an extensible list of metadata schema. The most common solution is to use a universal schema (e.g. an entity table, a property-value table and a relationship table). This makes writing tools like repository browsers easier...
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