# Friday, 27 November 2009
Microsoft announced at last weeks PDC that the project code-named Oslo is now SQL Server Modelling Services.

As any Salesforce.com Developer or Admin will tell you, the cloud has become synonymous with declarative database definitions and rapid application development.

Oslo, which originally started as a domain specific language modeling environment, will now apparently be positioned as a data and application modeling tool, complete with Visio-like drag and drop capabilities for developing Azure applications.

The disconnect between tools like Rational Rose and actual working object-oriented code has long been a problem. It'll be interesting to see if Oslo's models, err SQL Server Modelling Services, are co-dependent on actual code to ensure they stay in sync.