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Say you're an experience .NET developer, but you want to broaden your horizon and dive into SharePoint 2010 development? I'm giving a 8 day deep dive training in Oslo on March 14th, 2012.Topics that I'll address are:installationconfigurati... and viewscontent typeswebpartsevent receiverstimerjobsoptimizat... large listsany many moreIt's an 8 day training, so it's quite intensive. We're starting on a Wednesday, continue until Friday, have a break in the weekend and then the whole next ...
I returned just last night from a short trip to Redmond. While I was there, I learned some news that I wanted to share, but I wasn’t permitted to. But today the news was made public: Oslo, once destined to be a full fledged-wave of Microsoft technologies that would facilitate and promote model driven-development, is dead. The Oslo name summons Shakespearean images of King Hamlet slaying his Norwegian foe. But even without such literary context, the fall of Oslo is quite dramatic And it’s important ...
Ted Neward, MVP & INETA Speaker spoke to us at the West Palm Beach .Net User Group meeting at CompTec about Microsoft OSLO and DSLs on Tuesday April 27th 2010. Ted kept the audience well engaged throughout his presentation and shared his experience with DSLs in a humorous and fun setting. At the conclusion of the talk, we had our free raffle and concluded the evening with networking while enjoying the pizza and soda brought to us by Sherlock Technology (www.sherstaff.com) This meeting was also ...
Sherlock Staffing is bringing back the free Pizza/Soda after-meeting social to Fladotnet's West Palm Beach .Net User Group. Group members will have ample time to network and share experiences while enjoying pizza and soda after each meeting. Alex Funkhouser, Sherlock Staffing's President and Chief Talent Agent, is a continuous supporter of the .Net community with Sherlock Staffing maintaining a strong presence in every user group and quickly stepping-in as sponsors to meet any arising community need. ...
Technorati Tags: Tutorials Rocky Lhotka is Talking Oslo at ALEMUG At Atlanta Leading Edge Microsoft Users Group Rocky Lhotka spoke about Oslo. Rocky spoke about MCsla, which is the prototype domain specific language and runtime he created for CSLA .NET using the SQL Server Modeling tools. He spoke about designing and defining a DSL with a custom grammar, using the m.exe and mx.exe tools to compile DSL code into instance data, and then defined a schema so that data can be loaded into SQL Server tables. ...
Until recently, Microsoft’s policy toward Its Professional Developers Conference (PDC), was that it should be held only once every two or three years, and should focus on Redmond’s technology “futures.” This meant that currently- or imminently-shipping products were not to merit much coverage; instead, emerging technologies that were at least 18 months away (or thereabouts) from shipping would get the spotlight. Last year, that was mostly true. We got a pre-beta release of Windows 7, saw glimpses ...
I am talking about the sixth item from my earlier post In a nutshell... Oslo initiative (Microsoft Modeling Platform for 10x development productivity) took several directions and finally ended up being just a DSL toolkit for “SQL Server Modeling”. Initially the scope of Oslo was broad in terms of brining both Business and IT closer by modeling all entities (both physical and logical) together in a heterogeneous enterprise environment. But now it seems, Microsoft narrowed down the scope to just a ...
This podcast accompanies the October 8th edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter. It is an interview with Paul Jackson which is meant to be about the article he wrote on Memory Mapped Files in .NET Framework 4.0 but tends to go off in different directions – but we both certainly enjoyed doing it :-) I was interested to hear how he was getting on with Oslo and why he was revisiting ASP.NET after many years of focus on XAML. Show Notes: WebsiteSpark Program Microsoft Ajax CDN Web Platform Installer Version ...
Mary-Jo Foley comments on Doug Purdy’s blog….. It’s been awfully quiet on the Microsoft service-oriented architecture (SOA) front for the past nine months or so. But on August 17, Product Unit Manager Doug Purdy broke the silence to provide an update on Microsoft’s “Oslo” modeling platform and strategy. Microsoft shifts gears (again) with its Oslo modeling platform | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com ...
Doug Purdy at Microsoft blogged this latest info on Oslo today…. I haven’t posted anything about “Oslo” since ~May. Before I mention what we have been up to, I want to give a little recap. Back in September of 2008 (previous to PDC 2008), I wrote a post titled, What is Oslo?. Beyond my typical hyperbole, this post remains a fairly accurate description of what “Oslo” is and how we describe it. That said, this description does not outline how the project developed prior or after PDC 2008. Back in September ...
In this Issue: Alex Golesh, Chris Klug(2), Gavin Wignall, Peter Bromberg, and Al Pascual. Shoutouts: Shawn Wildermuth is on Deep Fried Bytes: Listen to me on Deep Fried Bytes!... listen to him discuss OSLO and DSLs in general. Updated with Chris Klug's real last name... sorry Chris! From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 2 applications: a day after Silverlight 3 releaseAlex Golesh puts himself in the position of being 1 day after the release of Silverlight 3 and what we all need to do with out code ...
In this Issue: Andy Beaulieu, Brian Mains, Patrick Cauldwell, Timmy Kokke, Karl Shifflett, Silverlight Web Services Team, and John Papa. Buncha Shoutouts today. I've got more, but they can wait: Tim Heuer has a post up on the NET RIA Services roadmap update. Unni has an interesting post in case you're having trouble with flyout menus in Blend: TabletPC and the Blend menus Jaime Rodriguez points out that Wintellect just released Programming differences between WPF and SIlverlight, a WHitePaper Shawn ...
Microsoft yesterday released a new ‘May 2009’ CTP for their 'Oslo' toolset. This can be downloaded from Microsoft's web site at http://www.microsoft.com/do... The release is notable for a couple of reasons. First, it provides insight into the move away from the 'three-in-one’ language approach (MGraph, MSchema and MGrammar) towards a single unified, 'M' language. Second, it contains an early version of 'Quadrant' which, ...
I've been engaged in some debate in the last few days with Jean-Jacques Dubray and Doug Purdy with regard to Oslo. See: http://www.ebpml.org/blog/1... http://www.douglaspurdy.com... Jean-Jacques has questioned aspects of Microsoft's strategy. Following some issues with posting anything but the shortest of comments on the ebPML web site, I'll follow Doug's lead and post a response here. I strongly agree with Jean-Jacques' statement that 'M3 exists'. It seems ...
Last week I gave this workshop/presentation for the syntrawest ITClub on Data Access with ADO.NET 3.5. You can have get a printout of the slides here. Content of the presentation : LINQ as query language LINQ to SQL LINQ to Entities (=ADO.NET Entity Framework) ENTITY SQL ADO.NET DataServices ASP.NET Dynamic Data More workshops are planned : 26/05/09: Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) - A deep dive on Security 16/06/09: Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) - A deep dive on Workflow Services september/october ...
As BizTalk Server 2009 is due for release in the not too distant, I thought I’d take the time to run off a few more BizTalk webcasts. I’ll be starting with a basic one looking at calling WCF services from an orchestration using the Service Aggregator pattern, and then look at improving the design to make it more efficient and reliable in future webcasts. This webcast will look at implementing a service aggregator pattern to call three WCF services that will book a hotel, flight and conference for ...
This is a third post in a series describing my Oslo based solution for deploying BizTalk applications; I’ve used this exercise to play around with ‘M’, but it was important for me to work on a real solution, with real benefits – something I could actually use…in Part I I discussed the concept and presented both the “source code” of my app and the output I was working toward; Part II was all about the MGrammar part of the solution. In this, third, part I will discuss the last missing piece –the runtime. ...
I’ve just added a new webcast to BloggersGuides.net, on an introduction to MGrammar. I have another one in the pipeline which I hope to get out next week that will look at a more real-world example of using MGrammar. I found MGrammar confusing at first, and thought it would be one of the least used features of Oslo, but after having had the time to experiment with it a bit and get to know how it works I can think of a lot of scenarios where I will consider using it. At the MVP summit I met up with ...
A couple of weeks ago I published a post describing my Oslo based deployment framework for BizTalk. Two parts were missing from that post – the actual MGrammar and the runtime that processes the source code files. In this post I will go over the grammar I created for the framework; I will try to go over the complete grammar explaining the various steps, this is not intended to be a complete description of MGrammar (not that there’s a chance I could write one), but rather an overview by example; for ...
Since PDC I’ve been working on and off on an “Oslo” based solution for deploying a BizTalk application; unfortunately I couldn’t get a good chunk of time to play with this, so it’s been dragging a bit, but I’m getting close, so here are some details - I’m a big advocate of automated builds; it’s a topic that probably deserves a post of its own, so I won’t get started on this here, but the idea is that one must have a way to be confident that, when its time to [re-]deploy the app, it will get deployed ...
Read or watch ============ Read “What is Azure” web site http://www.microsoft.com/az... Read the white paper by David Chappell http://download.microsoft.c... Watch the PDC 2008 session “A Lap Around Windows Azure” by Manuvir Das http://channel9.msdn.com/pd... He has an alternative presentation (40 minutes) here http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Install ...
The latest CTP version of the Oslo SDK was released a few days ago. I spent some time yesterday installing it and having a look. From a functionality perspective, there is not very much difference to the October 2008 CTP released after last year's PDC. However, if you open up the main assemblies in Reflector, it quickly becomes apparent that the code has undergone significant refactoring and improvement. The code looks much tidier and closer to production quality. For example, the October 2008 CTP ...
2009, Day 10 (Saturday): The weekend went well. Picked up a 4x8 sheet of MDF board for the gaming table for Sunday's Twilight Imperium game. Later that day I picked up Jason Olson at the airport. The weather was mostly cooperating, though we did have some snow and slick roads on the way home. Spent a couple hours parting out all the cards and minis and tiles for TI into baggies for easy/quick startup on Sunday. 2009, Day 11 (Sunday): Twilight Imperium!! We got started around 10am (mostly) and after ...
One of the best ways to understand the concepts that lie behind a new technology is to compare and contrast it with similar technologies provided by other communities. ‘Oslo’ addresses the modelling domain which has enjoyed a great deal of attention over several years. This article is an attempt to articulate something of the nature of Oslo by relating it to the wider world of modelling, especially as envisaged by the OMG (Object Management Group). http://geekswithblogs.net/c... ...
I was at the SOA/BPM Conference this week at reading and was watching one of the presentations which discussed the differences between BizTalk and Dublin. It occured to my that with BizTalk being pitched as the integration product and dublin being pitched as the application server product this means that BAM is strategically misplaced in terms of being within BizTalk. This is just my opinion but I think that in the future it would make sense to move BAM to be part of the SQL Server BI offering. I ...
Models enable SOA which enables agility Messaging Platform Spreads SOA out over the Internet User Enablement The Tools Future Business Models and Opportunities The SOA and BPM Conference at Microsoft was a great time, got to meet old buddies, made some new ones and learned quite a bit about the possible future of business and the software that drives it. It wasnt all fun and games though, I was recovering from pneumonia and had to pull an all-nighter to get a Demo up on Microsoft's ESB for some potential ...
I've put together a series of First Look blog posts covering Oslo, Dublin, and Workflow 4.0. These posts include several screen shots of the new Microsoft Technologies and gives you a high level overview of some of the new features. Check them out here: First Look Dublin (Windows Application Server) First Look Oslo (Quadrant and M Modeling Language) First Look Workflow 4.0 Do not forget to check out all the great videos on these same subjects at BizTalkGurus.com media gallery ...
“M” is a great language for modelling data. In many of the presentations and articles about “M” it has been mentioned that “M” is used for creating models that will be stored in the repository database. But it can also be used for modelling regular databases. This webcast will show how “M” can be used to create tables in a standard relational database. Some of the basic language features will be used to create types and extents. The model will then be enhanced to add constraints and relationships. ...
Oslo is a platform of technologies designed to help us create model driven applications. Currently Oslo is composed of 3 components; A language , a tool, and a database.
They should have called it “Stockholm” instead of “Oslo”; they really should. “08”, pronounced “nollåtta”, or “jävla nollåtta” in the north of Sweden, is the nickname for Stockholmers (08 is the area code for Stockholm), so “PDC 08” would mean “PDC Stockholm” in Swedish. David Chappell Article As always, David Chappell has been following the development of “Oslo” and realted technologies from the early days. He has just had an article published on MSDN “Workflows, Services, and Models – A First Look ...
I’ve just heard that my MVP status has officially been switched from “BizTalk Server” to “Connected Systems Developer”. I’ve been considering the switch for a while, and the kick off at PCD seems to be perfect timing for this. It will allow me to focus more on WCF, WF, and the Oslo and related technologies, whilst still being involved in the BizTalk Server community (BizTalk is the most connected system there is right?). Over the past few months I have been getting more involved with the WCF/WF side ...
One of the most important aspects of attending conferences for me is the networking opportunities. As I am currently an MVP in BizTalk Server, still a fairly minority technology, it’s usually only at these events that I get to meet up with the people who really know the technology (apart from the BizTalk User Group Sweden of course). There are quite a few of the MVPs and “influencers” out this year, and I’m looking forward to catching up on old times and having intelligent and informed discussions ...
Ok, so I get it that there's an SOA and BizTalk conference happening in January in Seattle...and there's a roadshow that's ongoing this fall/winter to bring a smaller version of the Seattle conference to various cities. But does that mean that no BizTalk sessions could be added to PDC?! BizTalk 2009 is one of the most significant jumps in the platform, allowing for Visual Studio 2008 integration among other things. And yet when you look at the topic cloud... So what does that mean if you're an SOA ...
On Monday I was up at the Swedish Microsoft campus north of Stockholm for an interview for MSDN Radio. “MSDN Radio – Oslo och Dublin, en rundresa bland kodnamn” (Oslo & Dublin, a tour of the codenames). Dag König, Johan Lindfors, Mikael Deurell and Robert Folkesson, were providing the singing and the questions, and we were discussing as much as we are allowed to talk about relating to Oslo and Dublin before the PDC. The intro is in Swedish, but from 05:45 it’s in English. The link is here ...
The last couple of weeks have seen a significant increase in terms of announcements and information from Microsoft ahead of the Professional Developer’s Conference next week. It is a key time for Microsoft’s Connected Systems Division (CSD) as they go public with their plans for .NET 4, Oslo and ‘Dublin’. Microsoft’s announcement of Dublin led immediately to an interesting, if somewhat predictable, debate within the company I work for, and I think it is worth going over some of that territory here. ...
Microsoft will be presenting some very interesting stuff at the PDC this year. One of the much-anticipated Oslo-related messages came last week, ahead of the conference, with the public announcement of "Dublin", an Application Server and host for WF / WCF applications. And get this: There will be CTP BITS available for .NET Framework 4.0 and Dublin at the PDC! Essentially, Dublin offers significant feature additions to the WAS (Windows Process Activation Services - remember?) that ship with Server ...
It’s been a very busy week in terms of announcements. “Dublin” has been announced, and Darren Jefford probably has the best summary of what Dublin is and how it will affect us. Channel 9 has published some great webcasts looking at Visual Studio 2010 and the testing and UML features included in the new release. I like working with UML, but it’s not had that much exposure on the .net platform. I fought hard with Rational XDE for Visual Studio.net for a few days back in the day, and have also dabbled ...
Depuis un bon bout de temps, on parle beaucoup d'Oslo et de ce que Microsoft prépare pour sa nouvelle vague de techologie. On entend parlé de Could Computing, Mesh services, Could services, data modeling et encore bien d'autre. J'espère que Microsoft ne se trompe pas dans ce qu'il entreprend étant donné que je suis directement impacté par ce genre de décision de par mon travail. Toutefois, je ne crois pas que Microsoft ment quand il annonce que Oslo permettra aux analyste d'affaire d'une compagnie ...
History Back in 2005 Eddie Churchill, one of the BizTalk team members presented a couple of Channel 9 video titled “First look at Solution Designer” and “Biztalk's sexy new XSLT Mapper”. These videos showed very early prototypes of want may go on to form a part of BizTalk Server vNext. The BizTalk Solution Designer and the new mapper looked like great tools, and I remember many BizTalk developers looking forward to using them in BizTalk applications. Unfortunately they never made it into BizTalk, ...
Yesterday I launched “bloggersguides.net” a community site that will host resources for BizTalk Server and the up and coming Oslo technologies. http://bloggersguides.net The Bloggers Guide to BizTalk 2.0 If you have worked with BizTalk a while you may remember “The Bloggers Guide to BizTalk” which I first published back in October 2004. I’ve updated the BizTalk guide to include the latest contributions and added content from some new blogs. The guide now has about 500 articles. The Bloggers Guide ...
As many of you probably know by now, Microsoft has announced the next release in the BizTalk Server Family. This release will be called BizTalk Server 2006 R3. I for one am excited for this release, as I am about almost anything BizTalk related. I am not so excited about the new adapters and added features that will be available, but more by what this release represents. Microsoft and the Connection Systems Division are actively working on Oslo (the next generation of model drive design i.e. cool ...
Yesterday one of my colleague forwarded one email about new release coming up in biztalk server family. I am sharing that email content with you all. What did you announce? On Tuesday 22nd April 2008 we announce publicly that there will be an R3 release of BizTalk Server 2006, name: BizTalk Server 2006 R3. What is BizTalk Server 2006 R3? ‘R3’ is our planned release to enable customers to take advantage latest wave of 2008 products (Windows Server 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL ...
Today, Steve Martin announced a few details about the next version of BizTalk that will be available in early 2009. The release will be BizTalk Server 2006 R3, and is an incremental release of BizTalk and not related to the future Oslo releases. In the main this is a this compatibility release to support the 2008 wave of products.(Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio.NET 2008). Expect a CTP later in the year and full release after SQL 2008 goes gold. Additional features include: New ...
J'ai eu la chance d'assister à une présentation d'un spécialiste de Microsoft la fin de semaine dernière. La présentation visait à décrire en profondeur ce que permettait le ESB Guidance de Microsoft. Ce dernier est en fait une livraison d'assemblies .NET qui s'intègrent à BizTalk et qui gravite autour. En lien avec tout ce qui est SOA, S+S, SaaS, etc., le ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) est un pattern qui vise à faciliter les échanges entre les différentes entitées d'une architecture orientée service ...
With the earlier announcement from the Connected Systems Division around the project codename 'OSLO' it became clear that Microsoft have a big focus on Modelling. At the time in November 2007 the hint was given that this would be supported by a modelling language. At last week’s Lang.Net 2008 conference at Microsoft's Redmond campus — Chief CSD God Don Box provided a few hints as to where Microsoft is going on the tool and platform front with Oslo. Don stated that said Microsoft wasn’t interested ...
If you have been keeping up to date with developments within the Connected Systems Division within Microsoft you will be aware of the “Oslo” initiative. Microsoft has released information about this here, and Charles Young has a very informed summery of the initiative here. I’m not going to discuss too much about what Oslo is, what I will look at is how current and future BizTalk developers can start to consider the impact that Oslo will have on development, and how we can start looking at technologies ...
With the news of OSLO some months ago the Microsoft World has been all a buzz about Modelling. But this is a number of years away. What interests me is what do we do today? To model business processes today we need to be able to span not only BizTalk but also Workflow Foundation as well. At present there is no product that successfully does this, certainly not a Microsoft one! We can look to K2 for some relief but whilst it makes a go it the problem and delivers an excellent workflow tool we still ...
After meeting with Johan and Mikael from WMData we have planned a new start for the BizTalk user group. We plan to hold about six meetings during 2008, about one every two months. The first meeting will be at 17:45 on the Tuesday the 12th February at the KnowIT offices in central Stockholm (Klarabergsgatan 60, two minutes walk from the central station). . If you would like to attend, or be on the mailing list for future events, contact me via the blog with your email details. The agenda for the first ...
Oslo is the codename for technical thinking aimed specifically at simplifying designing, building, managing and scaling of service-oriented and composite applications that can span from the enterprise to the Internet. It is thought the first version of Oslo will be delivered through the next versions of our application platform products such as Microsoft Visual Studio 10, Microsoft System Center 5, BizTalk Server 6, BizTalk Services 1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4. So, we are talking a 18 months ...
Ok, so I have a theme going and thought I might as well run with it. I promise this is the last "Is x Dead?" post. Of course BizTalk isn't dead. But it is going to change in the next couple of years. What I am talking about here is "Oslo", the recently announced, next-generation distributed computing vision from Microsoft. Oslo takes SOA to the Internet I was out at the SOA conference last week where Microsoft first publicly shared the vision that they are code-naming Oslo. There is a great story ...