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  • 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 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: 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: 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: Just released - Microsoft Enterprise Library 6

    Five months ago we formulated our vision for the new version of Enterprise Library. Now we are delivering on it. I’m excited to announce the latest release of Microsoft Enterprise Library : version 6 . What is Enterprise Library? Enterprise Library is made up of application blocks, each aimed...
  • Blog Post: Join us at the patterns & practices symposium 2013

    Join my team for our flagship event – the patterns & practices symposium 2013 . It will take place on Microsoft campus, Jan 15-17, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to see my colleagues and I speak on the latest projects coming from p&p and industry experts discussing the latest trends in software...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices Global Online Symposium 2012

    People are familiar with the patterns & practices summits and symposia that we have ran in various countries (China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, India, Argentina, Sweden, …) and our flagship annual event in Redmond. These events are an important part of our “customer-connectedness”...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Integration Pack for Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 released!

    Today we are releasing the Silverlight Integration Pack for the popular Microsoft Enterprise Library application blocks. This release provides guidance and reusable components designed to encapsulate recommended practices which facilitate consistency, ease of use, integration, and extensibility. It also...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library talks around the world

    The following are upcoming events where the new Enterprise Library 5.0 will be presented at. There you’ll be to meet with the patterns & practices team members, discuss other p&p projects, learn about our future plans, share your experiences : Slovenia : NT Konferenca, Portorož, May 24-27, 2010...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library on Windows Azure

    Windows Azure Guidance project investigated capabilities and limitations of Enterprise Library 5.0 in terms of use within .NET apps designed to run on Windows Azure platform. Check out a sample app that uses EntLib blocks migrated to Azure and a white paper summarizing the analysis at http://wag.codeplex...
  • Blog Post: Grigori at PDC

    I’ll be at PDC2009 in LA next week. I’ll be happy to meet with EntLib and Unity users as well as critics, to discuss new features of EntLib 5.0, preview the new config experience and also solicit suggestions for post v5 work. If you’d like to discuss acceptance testing and test automation strategies...
  • Blog Post: p&p Summit 2009: What’s coming in Enterprise Library 5.0

    Yesterday Bob Brumfield and I gave a talk on EntLib5.0 at p&p summit in Redmond . We’ve discussed the underlying architectural refactoring and previewed the following improvements: Data accessors that will help you easily consume sproc results when using Data Access Application Block – instead of...
  • Blog Post: Showcasing patterns & practices’ goodness

    These are some of the events I’ll be presenting at in the next couple of months: Patterns & Practices Conference Ukraine, Kiev, Sep 16, 2009 ( www.pnp.in.ua ) Patterns & Practices Summit Russia, Moscow, Sep 22, 2009 ( www.pnpsummit.ru ) Patterns & Practices Summit Redmond, Oct...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 5.0 … and we’re off!

    We have officially started our development work on EntLib5.0. Earlier I’ve shared our product backlog , which was largely driven by you, the community. Our initial plan is to ship in early 2010. If you want to stay tuned with what we’re doing, the best way is to keep an eye on the home page of our community...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 5.0 – tentative product backlog published, story/feature prioritization is open – your participation is invited!

    EntLib Community! First of all, let me thank all of those who actively took part in providing their ideas and suggestions for the next version of EntLib. There are over 50 comments posted to my original invite and a similar number of emails, all of which have been reviewed by the EntLib team. In addition...
  • Blog Post: Agile Perspectives PDC Workshop

    As promised, here’s the deck Mary Poppendieck and I used during the workshop . We hope it was worth the attendees’ time. We encourage you to try new techniques we talked about and let us know how your agile adoption is going. For more information, visit Mary’s site .
  • Blog Post: Patterns & practices goodness – early Christmas

    Earlier this week I’ve announced the releases of Enterprise Library 4.1, Unity 1.2 and Acceptance Test Engineering Guide BETA1. This is not all. Additionally, our group has just shipped: Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Beta 1 Distributed Agile Development at Microsoft p&p SharePoint guidance is...
  • Blog Post: Agile PreCon at PDC 2008

    Mary Poppendieck and I are set to run a pre-conference workshop on Agile Perspectives: Industry and Microsoft . In it, we will provide our observations on what works, what doesn’t in the world of agile, and why (we call this segment of the workshop “Reality of agile”). The objective is to provide pragmatic...
  • 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 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: 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 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: Who are we ? - introducing EntLib 4.0 and Unity Team

    In my previous posting, I’ve acknowleged everybody who worked on EntLib 1.0-3.1. I should have mentioned the technical experts who participate in our advisories and help with their critiques and suggestions. Many thanks to them too! And now … on to the new team – the one that is currently working...
  • Blog Post: EntLib downloads exceed one million!

    Friends, Typically I check the download stats for EntLib about once a month. Back in Dec I knew we were on the path to 1 mln downloads but today I am pleased to announce to the EntLib users’ community that now we have actually exceeded 1mln downloads! And that doesn't include the frameworks that a...
  • 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...
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