"Denali" to finally ship Oslo?

So, SQL Server vNext finally has a name. It’s Denali, and that’s a mountain in Alaska. But will Oslo finally be there?

PDC 2009 revealed us something about Oslo: It’s far less than it once was, and perhaps that’s exactly the way to mature a product from a visionary cloud to a usable state. It’s now mostly called SQL Server Modeling, and the language M is also available to define other data structures. See Doug Purdy’s blog post for more details.

Rumors position Denali to appear in 2011. I find that a bit early, given that SQL Server 2008 R2 (formerly Kilimanjaro) is still a couple of months from shipping. On the other hand, a shortish release cycle would be expected, given that SQL Server 2008 R2 features some completely new functionalities (Master Data Management and StreamInsight), which are likely to need revisiting after some real-life use by early adopters.

At any rate, it’s about time for Oslo to finally emerge.

February 15, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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  1. Sami Poimala - February 16, 2010

    At PDC09 they told that Oslo will ship with next major SQL server version. Of course, it was preliminary, unofficial information but I think it's about time to ship.

  2. Heikniemi Hardcoded » “Quadrant” scrapped, “M” refocused – Oslo soon under water? - August 6, 2010

    […] or not SQL Server Modeling will ship in Denali or not remains to be seen. The third part of said module is the model repository, but with […]

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