Developers To Get First Look At Microsoft's Oslo Modeling Tools


The early Oslo technology, known as a community technology preview (CTP), will be available as an add-on to Microsoft's Visual Studio development suite. Microsoft hasn't said when or how Oslo will be generally available, but it's widely expected to become part of Visual Studio 2010.

Last month Microsoft gave developers their first look at Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.

Oslo will provide tools and methodologies for designing, building, testing and deploying composite applications in SOA (service-oriented architecture) environments. It will include a declarative modeling language currently known by the codename "M," tools codenamed "Quadrant" for building and viewing software models, and a repository based on Microsoft's SQL Server database for storing software models and related metadata.

Microsoft announced Oslo one year ago at the Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference where the company laid out its SOA and composite application roadmap. The Oslo CTP will debut at the developers' conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 27.

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