“Quadrant” scrapped, “M” refocused – Oslo soon under water?

Mary-Jo reports that her sources tell Quadrant is going to get scrapped and the M language refocused. What’s up with the previously massive Oslo codename? Both parts were key to Oslo – in fact, the most visible parts left of the original vision that once seemed to span the data modeling needs of the entire […]

August 6, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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"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 […]

February 15, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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Summary of PDC09 announcements

The two keynote days of PDC09 are behind, and the crowd has mixed reactions. At any rate, the most substantial launches seem to be over now, so it’s a safe time to write up some quick notes. Later on, it’ll be time to delve into each of these in more detail. The following list is […]

November 19, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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