Microsoft is wrapping up a Community Technology Preview of its Oslo modeling platform for release at the Professional Developer Conference at the end of October 2008 in Los Angeles. Bob Muglia, senior vice president, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, indicated that PDC2008 would be a great chance for Oslo CTP to find its way into the hands of customers and, in this context, make its first step as a platform to becoming mainstream.
“We’re building modeling in as a core part of the platform,” Muglia said. “This enables IT pros to specify their business needs and build applications that work directly from those specifications. It also brings together the different stages of the IT life cycle – connecting business analysts, who specify requirements, with system architects, who design the solution, with developers, who build the applications, and with operations experts, who deploy and maintain the applications. Ultimately, this means IT pros can innovate and respond faster to the needs of their business.”