And so it begins….

On October 8th, I will be presenting “A Preview of Microsoft Oslo” at the SOA Symposium conference in Amsterdam.

I have been fortunate to have been involved in the Oslo process since it began. And now, as we move closer to parts of it becoming real, we are allowed to talk publicly about it. I’m super-excited about this presentation, as I have been given permission by MSFT to present material that has previously only been shown internally, and I even have some tool prototype screenshots 🙂

This is the first of many many many Oslo presentations I will be doing over the next few years, and I am honored to be one of the first in the world to be doing one. As far as I know the only non-Microsoft Oslo presentation that has been done at a conference so far has been by my friend David Chappell at TechEd US this year.

My session abstract is:


Microsoft’s Oslo project is a major initiative that represents a wave of technologies aimed at making it easier to construct, deploy and manage distributed applications and services. It is an evolution of SOA technologies, encompassing Windows Communications Foundation, the next version of .NET, BizTalk Server, Windows Workflow Foundation, Visual Studio and more. Using those technologies as a starting point and building on them, Oslo also introduces a suite of modeling tools and a repository that allow the creation of role-based tools that can be used throughout an application’s lifecycle.

The impact Oslo will have on the developer community using Microsoft tools cannot be understated, and will be equivalent in orders of magnitude to the impact of .NET 1.0: it will be a game-changing revolution. In this session we will take a very early look at the architecture and some of the capabilities Oslo provides, as well as what some of the tools may be.


If you’re in the neighborhood, stop on by! The conference site is:

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