Microsoft uncovers 'Oslo'

Without any fanfare, Microsoft lifted the covers on a prototype composite application technology from its stealthy “Oslo” initiative. Configuration Service 2.0 is a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service for managing composite applications, is expected to be available on Microsoft’s MSDN Web site this week. The service is a companion to Microsoft’s StockTrader 2.0 SOA sample […]

Without any fanfare, Microsoft lifted the covers on a prototype composite application technology from its stealthy “Oslo” initiative.

Configuration Service 2.0 is a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service for managing composite applications, is expected to be available on Microsoft’s MSDN Web site this week. The service is a companion to Microsoft’s StockTrader 2.0 SOA sample application, but serves a broader role in the context of Oslo by managing the configuration of loosely coupled services.

Oslo is a multiyear effort to develop new technology that helps customers build, deploy, design and manage composite applications. Its primary objective is to take model-drive development into the mainstream of application development.

Oslo is expected to influence the next generation of Microsoft’s application platform, including BizTalk Server release 6, BizTalk Services release 1, .NET Framework version 4, Microsoft System Center release 5 and Visual Studio release 10—all of those names being provisional.

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