The last few weeks have brought forth interesting modeling-related and services/architecture-related announcements from Microsoft, including the October 30, 2007 Oslo announcement. As taken from the Microsoft Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process website:

"This set of technical investments will unify our services and modeling platforms, by moving from a world where models describe the application to a world where models are the application. The technology to deliver these capabilities will be delivered through BizTalk Server "V6", System Center "V5", Visual Studio "V10", BizTalk Services "V1" and .NET Framework "V4". The code name for this effort is 'Oslo'."

Interesting stuff - and some documents and commentary that are worth a Winter's read:

Definitely more to come on the model languages, architectures, and management in the new year...

-mark

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