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    Codename “Oslo” Repository Becomes SQL Server Modeling Services

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    At last week’s PDC, the new name for our repository and modeling project was announced – we are the SQL Server Modeling Services! James Baker and Shoshanna Budzianowski did an awesome job of describing the Modeling Services database and how to get...
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    What happened to the Service Model?

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    I just looked at Mikael Håkansson’s blog article on building a Web Service Model using M and the Oslo Repository ( http://blogical.se/blogs/mikael/default.aspx ) It’s a very nice article. As Mikael observes, the Service Model we shipped in January was...
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    Oslo and UML

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    It’s been a while since my last posting. Why? The truth is quite simple – about five months ago I became involved in a small team building some specific content for our Oslo repository. This team was working using Scrum techniques with two week milestones...
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    Oslo Makes the Top Ten

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    We’re just getting back into the swing of things after a couple of weeks break over the Christmas holidays, not to mention the disruption of unusually heavy snow followed by floods here in the Seattle area. Two articles caught my attention this week....
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    Oslo and Software Factories

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    I’ve had a few people ask me about the connection between the Microsoft Software Factories initiative and Oslo. First, the SF initiative is alive and well and a good summary of the current state appears here . I just had a demo from Jack Greenfield’s...
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    Comments on Communication Between Doug Purdy and Lars Corneliussen

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    Doug has published a response to an Open Letter addressed to him from Lars Corneliussen . I think Doug did a good job in addressing Lars’ concerns, and where not, to invite discussion. I wanted to add a couple of comments of my own. First: terminology...
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    Oslo and the DSL Toolkit

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    I’ve received a number of questions concerning the relationship of Oslo to the Visual Studio DSL Toolkit. Comments have varied from the sublime (see David Ing’s comment on his blog “ My best guess is that the DSL Toolkit is research road kill in front...
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    Oslo at the PDC

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    The PDC is now over and by all measures has been a great success. The Oslo talks have been received with great enthusiasm. Any one not following the activity on our MSDN forum who missed the sessions might want to look at this entry on the forum that...
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    Yet Another Promise to Start Blogging !!

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    Yet again, it’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. I know, you just have to look at the last posting of over two years ago to realize I’ve said that before! But here’s what happened. Shortly after writing...
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    Recent Postings by Enterprise Tools Architects

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    I’ve been lax with my blog for the last two months. I plan to do better this year! During the last two months, we have of course shipped Visual Studio 2005 so our modeling tools for developers and architects finally are in the hands of customers. This...
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    Software Factories at OOPSLA 2005

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    OOPSLA 2005 in San Diego was a fun event. It was great to chat with lots of old friends and sit in on some interesting sessions and panels. Our team was represented at a number of events. Jack Greenfield and Steve Cook presented a one day tutorial on...
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    Windows Workflow Foundation

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    After the announcement last week of this great piece of technology, we can finally all start to talk about it. Although you can code directly against the WWF, it contains a nice example of a couple of graphical DSLs that allow the developer to declaratively...
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    Steve Cook Interview

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    Back off three weeks vacation always causes severe "re-entry" problems! But digging myself out of the email stack I noticed Steve Cook has posted a very good interview with Roy Osherove on Software Factories and DSLs. You can download the interview as...
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    Software Factories & DSLs

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    A couple of interesting items have appeared recently that will be of interest to folks following our stories on Software Factories and DSL’s. I had posted earlier some examples of Software Factories that generated quite a bit of comment from readers....
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    Microsoft's Modeling Strategy

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    My team has written a document that explains Microsoft’s Modeling Strategy and addresses a number of FAQ’s we get from customers and partners. The outline is: Why Modeling? How Are DSLs Used in Model-Driven Development? What About UML? What About MDA...
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    New Website for Software Factories

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    Although I have been lax at blogging again this last month, the team has been extremely busy with the various efforts around Software Factories. In the course of the last few weeks we have opened a new public portal that will become the focus of all activities...
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    Examples of Software Factories

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    I have been speaking to customers and partners recently (last week in Japan) about Software Factories and our modeling strategy in general. During those talks, the audience found it useful to see a couple of different Software Factory examples that fall...
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    SD Magazine Jolt Productivity Award 2005

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    Wow! We heard that our Software Factories book was awarded a “Productivity Award” in the General Books Category at the Software Development Magazine Jolt Awards last week. http://www.sdmagazine.com/pressroom/jolt_winners_2005.pdf This is a great honor...
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    On Definitions

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    In Steve Cook’s interview, Steve gives a great one sentence definition of a Software Factory. I realize I should have provided a one sentence definition as part of my “elevator story” posted earlier. I was inspired by Steve’s statement to dig out an earlier...
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    Steve Cook on Software Factories and DSLs

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    Steve Cook , my colleague based in Cambridge , UK , has just posted a very interesting interview with journalist Matt Nicholson: http://dnjonline.com/article.aspx?ID=mar05_stevecook It comes complete with a rather fetching picture of Steve at his desk...
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    Software Factory Elevator Story

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    To start the ball rolling, I thought I’d write down the Software Factory elevator story. People are always asking us “Can you please just quickly summarize what one is?” That’s right, boil down a 600 page book, and thousands of words in white papers and...
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    Restarting My Blog

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    It’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. One of the reasons I’ve been so quiet is that I’ve been involved in some start up projects here at Microsoft that we are not yet ready to blog about. These have taken quite a...
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    Restarting My Blog

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    It’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. One of the reasons I’ve been so quiet is that I’ve been involved in some start up projects here at Microsoft that we are not yet ready to blog about. These have taken quite a...
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    Report from OOPSLA

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    We’re into our third day here at OOPSLA. On Monday, Jack Greenfield , Steve Cook and I delivered our full-day tutorial as I described in my last posting. I think it was received well by those who attended – based on chats we had with those who shared...
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    Getting Ready for OOPSLA 2004 in Vancouver, BC.

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    I’m very much looking forward to going to OOPSLA next weekend. Microsoft will be making several major announcements around Software Factories and Domain Specific Languages at both OOPSLA and GPCE ’04 on October 24-28 in Vancouver , British Columbia ....
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