Saturday, September 13, 2008

Microsoft joins OMG

On September 10th, Microsoft announced its membership in the standards body of OMG (Object Management Group). This does not imply that Microsoft is moving away from its DSL (Domain Specific Language) strategy, where the DSL Toolkit ships with the Visual Studio SDK. What Microsoft is doing is actually supporting both DSL and UML, providing you with the chance to choose the right approach for the right job.

From the press release:

“We’re building modeling in as a core part of the platform,” said Bob Muglia, senior vice president, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. “This enables IT pros to specify their business needs and build applications that work directly from those specifications. It also brings together the different stages of the IT life cycle — connecting business analysts, who specify requirements, with system architects, who design the solution, with developers, who build the applications, and with operations experts, who deploy and maintain the applications. Ultimately, this means IT pros can innovate and respond faster to the needs of their business.”

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