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  • Blog Post: Announcing the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure with Autoscaling, Transient Fault Handling and more

    Just about a month and a half ago I wrote a blog post announcing the beta release of Wasabi – a new Autoscaling Application Block. Since then we’ve got a lot of positive feedback from customers and internal partners, some of who have made decisions to adopt it even before we shipped the final...
  • Blog Post: Entlib Extensibility Labs final release includes the Custom Application Block tutorial

    Just a quick note: Extensibility Hands-on Labs for Enterprise Library have been updated to include guidance and exercises on building custom application blocks – both runtime and design-time pieces. The full set of labs is on MSDN now. A friendly reminder, if you build an extension to EntLib that others...
  • 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 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: Unity Application Block 1.2 for Silverlight

    If you are building rich application experiences in Silverlight , you can now use the power of dependency injection. It was possible to use Unity on Silverlight before, but you had to make some tweaks since Silverlight has some differences from the desktop common language runtime (CLR). We are happy...
  • Blog Post: What is Enterprise Library team currently up to?

    After shipping Enterprise Library v4.1 , the team is focusing on the ease-of-use and learnability aspects of both EntLib and Unity. Our top stories of the current backlog include the following: Unity for Silverlight [Done - 12/14/2008] Comprehensive Enterprise Library FAQs [Done - 2/10/2009...
  • Blog Post: Just Released: Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 and Unity 1.2

    From the floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center, I am writing this message in between many exciting PDC sessions and conversations with customers of Enterprise Library and other p&p assets. Microsoft patterns & practices is pleased to announce the twin release of Microsoft Enterprise Library...
  • Blog Post: Unity DI container 1.0 shipped!

    Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the release of Unity 1.0. As many of you already know, Unity is a lightweight, extensible dependency injection (DI) container. It facilitates building loosely coupled applications and provides .NET developers with the following advantages:...
  • Blog Post: Unity container: resolving non-public objects

    If you care, please read the following thread posted on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/unity/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=25123 and comment on the path we are taking to address the issue with injecting and resolving non-public types in partial trust scenarios. Thanks!
  • Blog Post: GAX/GAT February 2008 Final Release

    The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) expands the capabilities of Visual Studio by allowing architects and developers to run guidance packages, such as those included in Software Factories, which automate key development tasks from within the Visual Studio environment. The Guidance Automation Toolkit...
  • Blog Post: Unity February 2008 Community Technology Preview

    Friends! Today we have released the February 2008 Community Technology Preview of Unity , our lightweight extensible dependency injection container (it's truly lightweight - to use it, you only need to include 2 assemblies totalling about 100K). Get it from Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/unity . It...
  • 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: DIAB is now Unity

    First of all, we finally came up with a name for the DI container we are building. A drum roll, please… We’ve decided to call it “ Unity ” as a container that epitomizes a quality of one (system) being, comprising, or consisting of a number (of parts/components). It may not be as descriptive as other...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library product backlog

    I've posted the current EntLib4 product backlog with prioritized stories on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/entlib/Wiki/View.aspx?title=EntLib4%20Backlog There are two main areas we are working on: introducing the dependency injection block (which I blogged about in my previous post ) and making...
  • Blog Post: Making Dependency Injection Simpler in EntLib 4

    The benefits of modular design with cohesive components that have little or no coupling to the rest of the software system are commonly recognized today. Dependency injection is a mechanism that facilitates such aggressive decoupling and independence of components. Lightweight dependency injection containers...
  • Blog Post: Planning the next release of Enterprise Library

    We, at patterns & practices, are planning a release of Enterprise Library for Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas). It will happen at around the same time Visual Studio 2008 is out (Feb 2008 as per our roadmap ). At a minimum, you can expect the current functionality ported to Orcas. In order to identify...
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