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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

.NET: Whitehorse Core to DSI Mission 

Today, Steve Ballmer released an executive mail discussing Microsoft's vision for the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI). Here's an excerpt from this message describing DSI:

"Specifically, DSI is about doing three things really well:
  • Building software development tools that help IT managers and software-development teams design computing systems that are inherently simple and inexpensive to manage. We call this "design for operations."

  • Enhancing the Windows operating system platform with powerful management technologies suited for complex and constantly-changing IT environments, such as automated deployment, configuration and monitoring.

  • Building easy-to-use, scalable solutions that cover every aspect of the management experience, with real-time feedback on system performance and a high level of automation."

These are the key tenets of the Whitehorse tools -- a set of designers for Visual Studio 2005 that allow developers and operations people to create diagrams of their logical data center, define constraints on them, build applications that will run on machines with those constraints, and test a deployment to ensure the application will run on the specified machines. Whitehorse is the 'design' part in the 'design for operations' tag line.

Whitehorse was first demoed at PDC last year and will also be a key component of what's discussed at TechEd 2004 in May.

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