In the first part of this talk David Bosschaert will explain the Distributed OSGi specification, which is new in OSGi 4.2. The talk will outline the design principles and also show how to distribute OSGi services in practise by a short demo. In the second part of this talk Marc Schaaf will present some preliminary results regarding research on how asynchronous messaging could be integrated into OSGi. The talk will discuss some possible integration approaches and will outline the current approach taken in this research project. A short demo is included showing how developers could use it.