As many other people I was (and still am) excited about Microsoft Oslo . Microsoft showing an increasing interest in modeling technologies is always good news (e.g. this means they think they can make some money with modeling).
The problem is that it is still unclear (at least to me) what Microsoft pretends to do with Oslo. At the beginning, there was already some confusion about the relationship between Oslo and the DSL Tools group (see the explanation given by Stuart Kent and Keith Short ). Now, I’ve READ IN eWeek AND IN the Douglas Purdy blog that Microsoft has decided TO merge the Oslo team WITH the DATA Programmability team.
TO know MORE about the implications OF this decision (beyond the obvious one, a better alignment BETWEEN the products OF BOTH groups), we will need TO wait AT least until November (MORE specifically, until this SESSION IN the MicrosoftPDC09 conference.
By the way, Jean Bézivin’s team has recently started working on the interoperability between Eclipse and Oslo.