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  • Blog Post: Unity 3.5 RTW: Now with more Peace, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll

    I’m extremely proud to announce the latest release of the Unity DI container. We have updated it to simplify cross-platform development of apps and services. While this 3.5 release is filled with too many improvements to talk about, I’d like to highlight these two: Truly portable class...
  • Blog Post: Learn Enterprise Library 6 and Unity 3 with newly released hands-on labs

    Download full set of Hands-on Labs for Enterprise Library 6   Download Unity 3 Hands-on Labs only   This release complements the recent releases of Enterprise Library 6 and Unity 3 . The comprehensive labs were created by developers for developers. They will be useful both to those who are...
  • Blog Post: New Guide: Dependency Injection with Unity

    About 20 years ago, Grady Booch, a world renowned software development visionary, stated in his essay Coming of Age in an Object-Oriented World that “our ability to imagine complex applications will always exceed our ability to create them” . Reflecting on this prediction today, we can see...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure autoscaling now built-in

    One of the key benefits that the Windows Azure platform delivers is the ability to rapidly scale your application in the cloud in response to fluctuations in demand. Up to now, you had to write custom scripts or use other tools like Wasabi or MetricsHub in order to enable that. Last week during //Build...
  • Blog Post: Embracing Semantic Logging

    UPDATE 4/25/2013 : The Semantic Logging Application Block final version is released . Get it via NuGet. UPDATE 2/14/2013 : The Semantic Logging Application Block CTP is now available . In the world of software engineering, every system needs to log. Logging helps to diagnose and troubleshoot...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 6.0 - Vision/Scope

    TL;DR version This post is an overview of the direction the patterns & practices team is taking with the next version of Microsoft Enterprise Library. Feel free to scroll down for the specific product backlog themes or just visit our Uservoice site . Exploration and preparation After a couple of...
  • Blog Post: Unity 2.1 - August 2012 update

    Today we’ve shipped via NuGet an optional update to Unity (2.1.505.2) which includes the following fixes: 1. Addressing a thread safety issue: http://unity.codeplex.com/discussions/328841 2. Improving debugging experience on System.Threading.SynchronizationLockException: https://entlib.uservoice...
  • Blog Post: NuGet for the Win!

    For years I’ve been trying hard to fight the perception of Enterprise Library as a monolith. Yes, there’s a lot of functionality baked in EntLib. However, you don’t have to use it all. In the early versions (1.0 – 4.1) you could always delete the binaries you didn’t care about after install. In v5.0...
  • Blog Post: Hands-on Labs for Enterprise Library 5.0 and Unity 2.0 Released

    In the continued commitment to our users - .NET enterprise developers, we are releasing a fully updated set of hands-on labs today. These are built by developers for developers! The set includes exercises for all application blocks as well as Unity, Interception and complex configuration scenarios. Once...
  • Blog Post: Don’t overlook Enterprise Library 5.0 Migration Guide

    Enterprise Library users’ community, hello! The 5.0 release has received quite the welcome from so many of you with many thousands in downloads and hundreds of tweets and blog posts just in 3 days after the release. I would like to draw your attention to one piece of guidance we’re providing as a part...
  • Blog Post: EntLib/Unity Trainers

    If you are offering industrial or academic courses or workshops that use Enterprise Library or Unity, I hope you are already taking advantage of our updated Hands-On Labs . I would like to know what else we could do to better support you and the learners. Please reply to this post or ping me directly...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 5.0: Architectural refactoring complete

    The highest priority story in the EntLib5 backlog is ARC01: Architectural refactoring, which includes the use of a dependency injection container for wiring your EntLib objects instead of the one-off ObjectBuilder factories and DI container independence (to allow other containers such Spring.NET, Castle...
  • Blog Post: Just Released – Hands-on Labs for Enterprise Library 4.1 and Unity 1.2

    I know it’s easy to get lost in the plethora of announcements and buzz from MIX’09, but today we are releasing a set of hands-on labs for all the application blocks in Enterprise Library. We believe that this valuable release will not go unnoticed by the community of devoted EntLib users and want to...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library FAQs wiki now open

    Greetings, the Enterprise Library user community! Today the patterns & practices EntLib team together with the EntLib support team from Avanade is pleased announce the Enterprise Library Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) wiki . We’ve done a sweep of discussion topics through the Codeplex site and...
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