Sonu's Tech Log

Sonu's ramblings on 'what' and 'why' of software products she experiences at Microsoft

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    Application lifecycle artifact metadata priorities

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    The SQL Server Modeling CTP – Nov 2009 Release 2 has the model schema for following domains: · .NET assemblies · Unified Modeling Language 2 (UML2) · Next generation identity As we finalize the plan for our V1, we are trying to figure out...
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    Technical women in product engineering groups at Microsoft

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    There are about ~20 Technical Fellows (all men) and ~48 Distinguished Engineers (all men) at Microsoft. There are a handful of women who are in the executive ranks, including two Senior Vice Presidents. Mary Jo Foley (author of " All About Microsoft ...
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    MIX10 videos

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    The videos from MIX 2010 conference are available online. http://live.visitmix.com/videos There are so many good sessions that I want to watch. I am especially interested in the following to begin with, purely because of personal interest. (Unfortunately...
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    SQL Server Modeling Services Usability Study – System.Runtime Model/Loader

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    One of the favorite part of my job as a Program Manager in product engineering groups at Microsoft is seeking customer feedback for products we build. It is really energizing for me to let people take our under-development products for a test run and...
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    System.Runtime Schema: Resolving references using 'binding context'

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    In my previous post “ Assembly, Type and Method References ”, I talked about how AssemblyReferences , TypeReferences and MethodReferences entities can be used to find references across assemblies, types and methods. Context Binding Context is a...
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    System.Runtime Schema: Method Details

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    Continuing on my series of “ Exploring relational schema for .NET assemblies in SQL Server Modeling Services ”, in this post I will drill-into entities related to ‘methods’. Type definitions are made up of methods. A method is a subroutine defined...
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    Sample Eclipse plug-in for SQL Server Modeling Services

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    I have developed a sample Eclipse plug-in that uses one of the utilities in SQL Server Modeling Services (SSMoS). Yes, it is just an experiment and NOT a shipping sample or code as part of SSMoS (not yet anyways – Microsoft has an ongoing initiative to...
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    Download R2 of SQL Server Modeling Nov 2009 CTP

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    SQL Server Modeling Nov 2009 CTP R2 is a re-release of the CTP for it to work with Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 RC releases. Download it here .
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    System.Runtime Schema: Type Details

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    Types are cornerstone of application programming. A .NET developer works with the CLR type system by programming the managed types. Some of the examples of CLR managed types are: Class, Structure, Enumeration, Delegate and Interface. A namespace is a...
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    System.Runtime Schema: Assembly, Type and Method References

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    As a continuation of my previous post on exploring relational schema for .NET Assemblies , let me drill-into a few more entities in the System.Runtime data model. .NET applications are made up of multiple assemblies. Assemblies reference assemblies...
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    Exploring relational schema for .NET Assemblies in SQL Server Modeling Services

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    As I mentioned in my About SQL Server Modeling Services post, the goal of SQL Server Modeling Services (SSMoS) is to provide a shared application lifecycle metadata platform over which people, tools and runtimes can rendezvous in an application lifecycle...
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    About SQL Server Modeling Services

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    As we plan for our V1 release, we have been engaging with many customers to discuss their requirements and incorporate their feedback into our plans. Some customers have told us that name "SQL Server Modeling Services" doesn't reflect the true nature...
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    SQL Server Modeling Services Repository

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    Igor Sakhnov, the Development Manager for SQL Server Modeling Services, talks about the purpose of Oslo Repository. Enjoy the podcast: http://www.informit.com/podcasts/episode.aspx?e=743c3633-5690-4aae-b3a7-330df06b6f08 Obveiously this podcast was...
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    Need feedback on repository .NET CLR/Assembly Loader

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    In Nov 2009 SQL Server Modeling CTP, we have shipped two domains: Microsoft.Uml2 and System.Runtime . The domain in this CTP consists of two pieces: Model Schemas and Loader/Exporters. The model schemas are defined using code name "M" and the loaders...
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    Watch SQL Server Modeling videos from PDC09

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    PDC09 Keynotes and Session videos are available online now. Here are links to videos for data modeling related sessions: Modeling for the Microsoft .NET Developer Data Programming and Modeling for the Microsoft .NET Developer Coming...
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    SQL Server Modeling CTP is available for download

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    Download the modeling CTP here and read about changes to it in this blog entry . My team, SQL Server Modeling Services team (previously "Repository") delivered the following as part of this CTP: Repository patterns, System.Runtime domain and Microsoft...
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    "Oslo" becomes SQL Server Modeling

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    "Oslo" technologies ("M", "Quadrant", "Repository") have found their home and are now part of Microsoft SQL Server family of products. Read more details at: http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Microsofts-Oslo-Becomes-SQL-Server-Modeling...
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    Interoperability between Eclipse-EMF and Microsoft "M" Modeling

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    Check out this great presentation that talks about benefits of bridging Eclipse EMF (Eclipse Modeling Framework) and SQL Server modeling technologies. It draws analogy between Eclipse modeling and "M" modeling technologies. EMF .ecore model can...
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    Simplify UML

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    I found this interesting quote in Ivar Jacobson's blog entry " Taking the temperature of UML ". Still, UML has become complex and clumsy. For 80% of all software only 20% of UML is needed. However, it is not easy to find the subset of UML which...
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    XMI as an interchange format - OMG announces model interchange working group

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    My team has been building a UML XMI Loader and Exporter for a repository that's provisioned with OMG UML 2.1.2 model schema. One of the key questions that we needed to address was – what version and variant of XMI are we going to support. The May CTP...
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    UML Domain in Oslo

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    Yes, I have been bitten with the modeling bug. It has been a challenging, yet interesting roller-coaster ride doing program management within different Oslo feature teams, particularly focusing on domains. Bill Gibson eloquently defines what it entails...
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    WCF LOB Adapter SDK and BizTalk Adapter Pack Whitepaper

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    Download this paper by Aaron Skonnard and Matt Milner, that provides high level overview and usage scenarios for the SDK, BizTalk Adapter Pack and BizTalk WCF adapters.
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    Walkthrough: Relational Data Modeling using "Oslo"

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    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...
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    Looking forward to PDC 2008

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    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...
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    WCF LOB Adapter SDK SP1

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