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  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 6: Developer’s Guide Released

    Just in time for the MVP Global Summit, I’m excited to announce the second edition of our guide-primer on the latest Microsoft Enterprise Library . The guide explains the concepts that drove development of the blocks, the kinds of tasks they can accomplish, and how they help you implement many...
  • 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: Microsoft Enterprise Library 6 - Wave 2 Release

    Last month we shipped the new versions of Microsoft Enterprise Library and Unity. They've been very well received. Today we are pleased to add the following guidance assets to enhance the set of reusable components: Reference Implementation (RI) – an end-to-end sample application that showcases...
  • 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: Developer’s Guide to Enterprise Library released!

    Lots of excitement in the area of Enterprise Library guidance! As part of the Enterprise Library 5.0, we took on a mission to considerably improve the learning curve and create a pragmatic and approachable primer on EntLib! We hope with this release we’ve accomplished that goal. This guide helps you...
  • Blog Post: Developer's Guide to Enterprise Library - Release Candidate

    From the TechEd floor… To complement our set of learning resources for Enterprise Library ( reference docs , hands-on labs , videos ), I’ve just uploaded the most recent version of the Developer’s Guide to Enterprise Library to Codeplex. It includes all chapters and represents a...
  • 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: Enterprise Library 5.0/Unity 2.0 – second batch of deliverables

    We’ve released the following on MSDN today: ­ Enterprise Library 5.0 Final Doc Set (includes the topics on Unity, Interception and Advanced Configuration Scenarios) ­ Unity 2.0 ( release notes ) ­ Unity 2.0 for Silverlight ( release notes ) ­ Unity 2.0 Final Doc Set Available from the landing pages:...
  • 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: Zen and the Art of Managing Crosscutting Concerns – EntLib Dev Guide Preview

    A new public preview release is now available on Codeplex . It now includes the following chapters, revised and updated for V5.0: Chapter 1 – Intro. Meet the Librarian Chapter 2 – Much ADO about Data Access Chapter 3 – Error Management Made Exceptionally Easy Your comments are invited. Stay tuned for...
  • 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: Product Backlog prioritization results

    Some two weeks ago, we exposed the preliminary product backlog for Enterprise Library 5.0 and invited the community to vote on the features that matter to them most. And what a response we got! Over 2,600 people viewed the backlog and 981 cast their votes, with 230 troopers persevering to the very end...
  • 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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