Darryl K Taft comenta al día siguiente en EWeek:
During the 10 months since the last PDC, it has become increasingly clear to us that the modeling platform is aligned in a deep and fundamental way with the data programmability stack (ADO.NET, EF/EDM, Astoria, etc.).
The fundamental focal point of “Oslo” has always been the notion of (meta)data stored within SQL Server or another database. If you look at the Repository, it has always been “just a SQL Server database” containing application metadata. Likewise, “M” and “Quadrant” having their roots in making this particular database easier to use.
With this in mind, we made a decision to merge the Data Programmability team (EDM, EF, Astoria, XML, ADO.NET, and tools/designers) and the “Oslo” team (“Quadrant”, Repository, “M”) together.
What does this mean for you (.NET developers)? You are going hear more about how “M”/EF/EDM align. How our VS tools relate to “Quadrant”. How this notion of “model-driven software” evolves with the existing .NET FX investments.
Purdy said more on this strategy will be revealed at the upcoming PDC in November. He said developers will learn more about how M, EF and EDM align, how Microsoft's Visual Studio tools relate to Quadrant, and how the notion of model-driven software evolves with Microsoft's .NET Framework investments.This should help to clear up some of the confusion Microsoft caused by shifting the focus of Oslo while keeping the name and the thrust of the project. "Oslo" software modeling technology appears to be something of a chameleon in that it continues to evolve and take on different appearances based on its surroundings. Now Oslo has moved in a new direction, or at least the Oslo team is adapting and merging with Microsoft's Data Programmability team.Francamente, estos trascendidos, idas y vueltas, recuerdan a la larga y confusa historia de Windows Vista, incluyendo el hecho de vender lo que no está, y quizá no se esté seguro de qué es o para qué se utilizará. Realmente parecen algo prematuras las calurosas palabras de bienvenida a las sucesivas presentaciones. Sería bueno tener algo más en firme cuando pareciera que se hablara de un producto que evoluciona a medida que se van descubriendo relaciones.
[...] Purdy acknowledged the confusion in his post, saying: "The only thing that I feel bad about is that we kept the 'Oslo' name around so long (you will see that change at the next PDC), which has continued to be a confusing point for customers ('I thought Oslo was your new SOA platform.')"
In trying to explain what Oslo is all about, that question has been a recurring theme. So it's good to see Microsoft address this issue. However, Microsoft officials said they had no comment about the future of Oslo beyond what was in Purdy's post.
Quién es Douglas Purdy: De la presentación "A Lap Around Oslo", conducida por Douglas y Vijaye Raji
"Douglas Purdy is a product unit manager at Microsoft working on next-generation languages and tools to broaden the franchise of people building applications. His vision is to “make everyone a programmer” (even if they don’t know it). Previously, Douglas was the group program manager for the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF/Indigo) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF/WinOE) teams. Douglas has been with Microsoft, on and off, since 1998 where he has worked in consulting, evangelism and engineering."Leído primero en ZDNet, comentado por Joe McKendrick.