Keith Short's Blog

Codename “Oslo” Repository Becomes SQL Server Modeling Services

At last week’s PDC, the new name for our repository and modeling project was announced –...

Author: Keith Short Date: 11/23/2009

What happened to the Service Model?

I just looked at Mikael Håkansson’s blog article on building a Web Service Model using M...

Author: Keith Short Date: 07/09/2009

Oslo and UML

It’s been a while since my last posting. Why? The truth is quite simple – about five...

Author: Keith Short Date: 05/26/2009

Oslo Makes the Top Ten

We’re just getting back into the swing of things after a couple of weeks break over the...

Author: Keith Short Date: 01/09/2009

Oslo and Software Factories

I’ve had a few people ask me about the connection between the Microsoft Software Factories...

Author: Keith Short Date: 12/08/2008

Comments on Communication Between Doug Purdy and Lars Corneliussen

Doug has published a response to an Open Letter addressed to him from Lars Corneliussen. I think...

Author: Keith Short Date: 11/18/2008

Oslo and the DSL Toolkit

I’ve received a number of questions concerning the relationship of Oslo to the Visual Studio...

Author: Keith Short Date: 11/06/2008

Oslo at the PDC

The PDC is now over and by all measures has been a great success. The Oslo talks have been received...

Author: Keith Short Date: 10/31/2008

Yet Another Promise to Start Blogging !!

Yet again, it’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. I know,...

Author: Keith Short Date: 10/24/2008

Recent Postings by Enterprise Tools Architects

I’ve been lax with my blog for the last two months. I plan to do better this year! During the...

Author: Keith Short Date: 01/06/2006

Software Factories at OOPSLA 2005

OOPSLA 2005 in San Diego was a fun event. It was great to chat with lots of old friends and sit in...

Author: Keith Short Date: 10/31/2005

Windows Workflow Foundation

After the announcement last week of this great piece of technology, we can finally all start to talk...

Author: Keith Short Date: 09/23/2005

Steve Cook Interview

Back off three weeks vacation always causes severe "re-entry" problems! But digging myself out of...

Author: Keith Short Date: 08/24/2005

Software Factories & DSLs

A couple of interesting items have appeared recently that will be of interest to folks following our...

Author: Keith Short Date: 07/01/2005

Microsoft's Modeling Strategy

My team has written a document that explains Microsoft’s Modeling Strategy and addresses a...

Author: Keith Short Date: 05/27/2005

New Website for Software Factories

Although I have been lax at blogging again this last month, the team has been extremely busy with...

Author: Keith Short Date: 05/20/2005

Examples of Software Factories

I have been speaking to customers and partners recently (last week in Japan) about Software...

Author: Keith Short Date: 04/18/2005

SD Magazine Jolt Productivity Award 2005

Wow! We heard that our Software Factories book was awarded a “Productivity Award” in the...

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/24/2005

On Definitions

In Steve Cook’s interview, Steve gives a great one sentence definition of a Software Factory....

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/17/2005

Steve Cook on Software Factories and DSLs

Steve Cook, my colleague based in Cambridge, UK, has just posted a very interesting interview with...

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/16/2005

Software Factory Elevator Story

To start the ball rolling, I thought I’d write down the Software Factory elevator story....

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/08/2005

Restarting My Blog

It’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. One of the reasons...

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/07/2005

Restarting My Blog

It’s been a long time since I wrote to my blog. This posting is my restart. One of the reasons...

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/07/2005

Report from OOPSLA

We’re into our third day here at OOPSLA. On Monday, Jack Greenfield, Steve Cook and I...

Author: Keith Short Date: 10/27/2004

Getting Ready for OOPSLA 2004 in Vancouver, BC.

I’m very much looking forward to going to OOPSLA next weekend. Microsoft will be making...

Author: Keith Short Date: 10/16/2004

A Book for Bill

My last posting concerned availability (or otherwise) of the Software Factory book on Amazon. We...

Author: Keith Short Date: 09/22/2004

Delay at Amazon.com

I've received a large number of unpublished feedback items asking why Amazon is still showing the...

Author: Keith Short Date: 09/22/2004

A Lot of Deadlines ...

It’s been pretty crazy around here since I got back from vacation. Apart from the re-entry...

Author: Keith Short Date: 09/01/2004

Back from Vacation

I have just got back from my vacation - which was wonderful. Having a complete break –...

Author: Keith Short Date: 08/12/2004

Cruising in Desolation Sound and the Software Factories Article

It's been a busy week getting ready for my family vacation. Next week for three weeks, my family...

Author: Keith Short Date: 07/15/2004

Articles on DSLs and Generative Development Approaches

It seems that others are coming to many of the same conclusions that we have reached concerning...

Author: Keith Short Date: 07/09/2004

Software Factories

This week I’ve been working on a paper that we’ll publish in Software Development...

Author: Keith Short Date: 06/18/2004

Report on TechEd 2004 ARC400 Session

There’s been quite an interesting discussion that was triggered from the session I gave at...

Author: Keith Short Date: 06/04/2004

An Article on Software Factories

Now that we’re back from TechEd 2004, it’s back to the grind again. I’ve pointed...

Author: Keith Short Date: 06/02/2004

Visual Studio 2005 Team System Session at TechEd 2004

The Visual Studio Team System session at TechEd·2004 was a great success. The team did a...

Author: Keith Short Date: 05/26/2004

Whitehorse is Part of the Newly Announced Visual 2005 Studio Team System!

Well, I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last posting. I will try to do better...

Author: Keith Short Date: 05/24/2004

More on DSLs

My colleague Alan Wills has recently started a blog. Some may remember Alan as the co-author of the...

Author: Keith Short Date: 04/26/2004

UML and DSLs Again

I’m often asked by audiences, visitors to Microsoft and journalists to explain our position...

Author: Keith Short Date: 04/16/2004

Bill Gates Talks about Whitehorse

Well, it's always fun for us in the Product Groups when Bill Gates mentions your project in a speech...

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/31/2004

Whitehorse Service Designer

Posting the screen shot of the Whitehorse Class Designer last week gave us some useful feedback and...

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/16/2004

Whitehorse Class Designer

I had promised last week that I would post some screen shots of the Whitehorse Class Designer tool....

Author: Keith Short Date: 03/05/2004

Propriety of proprietary

Just read CSharpeners Blog entry concerning Whitehorse here. I'm glad to see this dialog taking...

Author: Keith Short Date: 02/26/2004

DSL's and MDA

Well, the last two weeks have been quite busy. Earlier this week I was at the Microsoft Western...

Author: Keith Short Date: 02/13/2004

Model Based Software Development Tools from Microsoft

Hello, My name is Keith Short, and I’m an Architect in the Visual Studio Enterprise Tools...

Author: Keith Short Date: 02/12/2004