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  • Blog Post: Semantic Logging Application Block 1.1 Pre-release

    Greetings, EntLib community, and Happy New Year! Together with the community members , the p&p team has produced an update to the Semantic Logging Application Block (SLAB) . It now includes the support for: Activity Ids ( https://slab.codeplex.com/workitem/5 ) Keywords over 32 bits (...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Library - Open Development Model

    Microsoft Enterprise Library has a long and prominent history. Over the years, it has evolved into a mature collection of application blocks, each focused on addressing specific cross-cutting concern. New blocks have been introduced, while others become deprecated with the evolution of the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library community extensions ported to v5, released via NuGet

    When I give an overview of the Enterprise Library, I often refer to an ecosystem of the core application blocks built by the Microsoft patterns & practices team, components tailored by the customers for their own needs as well as those produced and shared by the community. Extensibility has been...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library Extensibility

    Extensibility has always been one of the key design principles for Enterprise Library. Today, there are 3 ways how EntLib can be extended and customized: 1) Write pluggable custom providers . Each application block has extension points which you can leverage. With providers, functionality that is not...
  • Blog Post: Just released: EntLib Contrib – January 2010

    Enterprise Library Contrib community just published a new release. Congratulations! Check it out! Not only it upgrades all existing contributions to target the Enterprise Library 4.1 , it also includes new features: 5 new or rewritten DAAB data providers for IBM DB2, MySql, Oracle ODP.NET, PostgreSql...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library reaches 2 million downloads!

    Enterprise Library has a broad reach and adoption. No wonder, since it embodies many of the proven .NET development practices and ships with the code, tests and hands-on labs – lots to reuse and lots to learn from. The EntLib community has welcomed more than 2 million downloads worldwide! At least 10...
  • Blog Post: EntLibContrib – May 2009 Release and future plans

    Two of our community champions François Tanguay and Stephen Phillips just pushed out a new release of EntLibContrib . This is the final round-up of all of the user contributions built around the Enterprise Library v3.1 core. They are now working on the upgrade to the EntLib v4.1 core. The latest release...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Where did the Application Block Software Factory go?

    As I mentioned in the announcement of the Enterprise Library 4, two pieces were removed from the release: Application Block Software Factory and Strong-Naming Guidance Package. These are made available as a separate download on EntLibContrib . Here’s the direct link . Both require GAX.
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008 released!

    Friends, I am extremely excited to announce the release of the Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008. Congratulations to the team ! Quick Links: – MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib – Community Forum: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=119312 – Community Extensions: http...
  • Blog Post: Unity Extensibility Workshop

    Microsoft Main Campus (Building 99) February 18-19, 2008 Redmond, WA Description Unity is Microsoft’s lightweight, extensible dependency injection container. Microsoft patterns & practices will host Unity Extensibility Workshop to walk the participants through the design of Unity container...
  • Blog Post: EntLib Contrib - community-developed extensions to Enterprise Library - September release

    I'd like to invite current users of EntLib to check out the recent EntLib Contrib release - it's worth it - see 5 good reasons for this! Congratulations to Tom Hollander and Olaf Conijn who coordinate the project and everyone who's been involved! In his announcement , Tom invites participation...
  • Blog Post: EntLib Contrib update

    The Enterprise Library Contrib July 2007 bundle (driven by Olaf Conijn ) has been released. Lots of awesome features. Check it out! http://www.codeplex.com/entlibcontrib Also, if you have good ideas and you do something really cool extending EntLib, hopefully this release will encourage you to share...
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