Everything you want to know about Microsoft OSLO and beyond

Today I got an email from Enterprise Architect Insight with yet another article around Microsoft’s OSLO. Since its announcement it has gotten a lot of attention and will have in the near future. So where can you find this information and buzz about OSLO. Well here is a list if you like to let you consume al this information:

Microsoft Directions PDF by Rob Helm;
Microsoft's Oslo: Putting SOA on the Map by John K. Waters;
Microsoft Oslo: now where have I heard this before? by Tim Anderson;
Microsoft Roadmap Leads to ‘OSLO’ by Stuart J.Johnston;
OSLO: Microsoft Get it but Hurry ! by Jean-Jacques Dubray;
Microsoft’s OSLO: What is the fuss all about? By Christian Weyer;
OSLO Announcement by Tim Rayburn;
Microsoft announces major SOA initiative and a whole new wave of innovation by Brian Loesgen;
Microsoft’s OSLO Vision: Windows Becomes A Platform for Heterogenous SOA by Charles babock.

Also take a look at Microsoft’s new SOA Portal, here you also will find info about OSLO. And there is probably even more opinions and views by different people around the globe about OSLO. There will be even more articles about subject now and tomorrow.

My opinion or view is this that since SOA is getting more and more attention and organizations are trying or willing to implement it, there is business in it (money). So a lot of software vendors will position or have positioned there product as a useful assets to establish a SOA by placing it as a component inside the architecture. Every software vendor in this space wants to gain a piece of this market and position there product as the best there is. Since Microsoft is a little behind with products towards SOA they have to move forward en bring technology inside their products like WCF to position the products better and gain a large chunk of the market. What does it mean for architects or professionals inside the integration and SOA space? Well learn and digest everything about new technologies (WCF, BizTalk Services, WF and .NET 3.5) and follow everything that is happening around OSLO initiative. So there is a challenge ahead for us.

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