No, I’m not attending the Microsoft love fest known as PDC (although I would have loved to go, I just couldn’t arrange it). So instead, I get to stay at home and read all about the cool new products and frameworks that Microsoft is announcing (and download the CTPs too).
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, you’ve heard something about “Oslo”. Although like me, you’ve probably not been able to fully understand just where MS was going with all of this. Well they’re finally starting to present more of their vision for the future of development.
Here’s a link to a good overview that MS has just published (written by David Chappell). It provides a high-level overview of how some of these future pieces will fit together. The pieces in this case are WF 4.0, Dublin (Windows Server extensions) and Oslo (Modeling repository).