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SQL Server Data Tools - From Oslo to Juneau.

Time to blog again! The road to Oslo turned out to have many twists, turns and eventually...

Author: Bill Gibson MSFT Date: 12/12/2011

Oslo CTP update; Data Modeling Design Patterns in M

As modelers, one of the things we're doing all the time is looking for patterns - trying to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/28/2009

Domain Modeling

My focus within the Olso team is on domain modeling – creating models for specific problem...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/27/2009

Getting Back in the Saddle (although no longer on a Whitehorse)

Long time no blog! In the meantime I've changed jobs within Microsoft; I've been working for the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/27/2009

Whitehorse Architecture TechNotes Published on MSDN

Phew! A set of Visual Studio Team System Tech Notes have now been published on MSDN, including some...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/06/2005

On shadow applications and agile development

Randy Miller has published a paper on agile development that discusses the use of 'shadow'...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/01/2005

Logical vs. Physical Architectural Modeling Concerns

We've been having hallway discussions about some of the dimensions of modeling application...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/11/2005

ARCast on model-driven development

An interesting initial round on this model-driven development podcast, including comments from Jack...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/03/2005

Kick the VSTS tires...

Now you can try out Team System in a hosted environment without the hassle of downloading and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/03/2005

Going dark...

I've not lost enthusiasm for this blogging thing, its just that I've been asked to convert some of...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/30/2005

Top-down System Design Article posted

I have posted an article on top-down system design using the System Designer. This describes and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/21/2005

Developer? Architect? All hail the Devarchitect!

No doubt you know that Microsoft is very persona driven. A persona is a fictitous person that...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/20/2005

Understanding SDM: Systems and the Four Layer Model

The Whitehorse Distributed System Designers are based on SDM - the System Definition Model. SDM...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/16/2005

Does Application Designer support operations defined on interfaces?

Another question that keeps cropping up is whether we support viewing and editing Web service...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/14/2005

Application Designer: copying endpoints vs. creating them from WSDL

There are two ways you can copy the specification of a Web service endpoint using Application...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/14/2005

Top-down Design Using the System Designer

AbstractThis article describes a technique for top-down system design supported by the Visual Studio...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/12/2005

Why the name, Whitehorse?

A little bit of trivia. Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon Territory in Canada. That made sense...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/12/2005

Yes, you can use copy and paste on the Application Designer

This came up in a discussion with some MVPs the other day - they didn't realize you can use copy and...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/12/2005

Where are all the class libraries?

I’m often asked why class libraries aren’t supported on an application diagram. At first...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/12/2005

Out of the gate...

Hi - I'm Bill Gibson, a senior program manager on the Whitehorse team. I want to use this blog to...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 10/11/2005