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  • Blog Post: p&p Symposium attendees – where are they from?

      Last week Don and I blogged more details about the Symposium here and here and Michael kicked off a new series called Behind the Curtain with a discussion about upcoming p&p events including the Symposium for Episode 1 and followd it up with a discussion on p&p planning for Episode 2....
  • Blog Post: p&p Symposium : Keynotes, Workshops, Sessions and more

      Every fall patterns & practices team hosts an annual p&p event at Microsoft Redmond Campus. This year’s event called “p&p Symposium” is being held Oct 18th-22nd 2010. This year’s event has got a new name and a new price ( it’s only $699 before Aug 31st and $999 after that ) among many...
  • Blog Post: My “patterns & practices for Application Development” deck from Slovenia NT Konferenca and Sweden Dev Summit

    As I mentioned in my last blog post, Don, David, Ade and I are in the road for the NT Konferenca in Portoroz, Slovenia and DevSummit in Stockholm, Sweden. Had a great time presenting the keynote at both conferences, the panel discussions and the several customer/partner meetings. I will write a detailed...
  • Blog Post: Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams for Visual Studio

    We at patterns & practices released the 2nd edition of Application Architecture Guide last year (It’s available in Russian here ). This guide contains layer diagrams for the various application types such as web, services, RIA etc. (Chapter 20 – 28). In Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 you will find a...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices for Windows Azure

    “It's the next step, it's the next phase, it's the next transition,…” – Steve Ballmer said that about Cloud Computing during his speech last week at University of Washington. You can watch web cast on demand here or read the transcript of his speech here .  At patterns & practices, what are...
  • Blog Post: p & p приложения архитектуры руководство на русском языке…

    and that means, p&p ’s  Application Architecture Guide 2nd Edition is now available in Russian. I blogged about our trip last year to Ukraine and Russia to speak at the p&p summit. During that trip we had talked about localizing p&p deliverables with the local Microsoft team in Russia...
  • Blog Post: p&p Enterprise Library v5.0 and Unity 2.0 BETA 1 now available

    The team just released the BETA 1 version of Enterprise Library v5.0 and Unity v2.0 Beta 1. Please download it, evaluate it and give us your feedback. You can run this version side by side with earlier versions. Excerpt from Grigori’s blog post: We are very excited about the improvements we’ve made to...
  • Blog Post: Prism and MEF – what’s the story?

    We get questions ranging from “will next version of Prism use MEF?”, “How can we use MEF in the current version of Prism?” to “would MEF replace Prism?”. My colleague David Hill just did a blog post that addresses many of these questions. Check it out here Excerpts from his blog post: First of all, it...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices GAT/GAX and Software Factories for VS 2010

    With Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 out, I have seen increase in number of emails I get about GAT/GAX and Software Factories. Don just posted this blog with an update on our plan. Please post a comment to that blog posting or send Don an email.   Excerpt from the blog post: “Since everything else is...
  • Blog Post: Building WPF and Silverlight Applications with a Single Code Base Using Prism - MSDN Magazine Article

    Erwin from patterns & practices team wrote an article for MSDN Magazine on "Building WPF and Silverlight applications using Prism". Check it out here . Related links: p&p Prism: http://www.microsoft.com/prism p&p Satisfaction Survey: http://tinyurl.com/pnpsurvey Happy Reading!
  • Blog Post: Guidance for the Web from p&p

    I am writing this blog post from India.  I am in Chennai on vacation and having a great time connecting with family and friends. It is a hot and humid and that is to be expected. What is not to be expected though is the traffic pattern here in Chennai. It  is important to watch for what the...
  • Blog Post: p&p Column in MSDN Magazine

    I am sure many of you are regular readers of MSDN Magazine . We are happy to announce the launch of a new " patterns & practices " column starting with the May 2009 issue. Alex Homer from the p&p team authors the first installment : You Can Depend On Patterns and Practices If you have...
  • Blog Post: What’s in p&p SharePoint Guidance v2?

    patterns & practices released SharePoint development guidance v1 back in November of last year. Check out this video for a brief overview and the patterns used. As you may know, we are working on the next version of the guidance which will cover: Enterprise Quality Tested and well understood scale...
  • Blog Post: I voted. Have you?

    Influence the features that makes it into the next version of Enterprise Library  v5.0. Grigori Melnik has posted the tentative product backlog with the initial estimates for your feedback.   Take this survey and tell us what you would like to see included in Enterprise Library v5.0. Happy...
  • Blog Post: VB Quick Starts and How-Tos for Prism v2.0

    As promised, we are delighted to release quickstarts, How-Tos and HOLs in Visual Basic for Prism v2.0. You can download it from here . What is in this download? The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation...
  • Blog Post: p&p Software Factories, GAT/GAX and Visual Studio 2010

    My p&p colleague Don Smith posted a blog with our high level plans for Software Factories and GAT/GAX for Visual Studion 2010. Check it out here . The key message here is that we at p&p are committed to refreshing the software factories and GAT/GAX for Visual Studio 2010. As Don says in his post...
  • Blog Post: Guidance for building WPF and Silverlight Applications

    Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight v2.0 (PRISM) What’s PRISM? The Composite Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client line of business applications. These types of applications typically feature...
  • Blog Post: Composite Application Guidance for WPF – Now in Japanese

    We released the first version of Composite Application Guidance in July 2008. The Composite Application Guidance for WPF is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite...
  • Blog Post: p&p Application Architecture Guide v2.0 Poster

    If you were at PDC 2008 or p&p Summit or TechEd EMEA Developers , you probably saw us handing out the poster (see image below) and you probably got one yourself. Many people asked me if this is available online for download. Now it is. Download p&p Application Architecture Guidance v2.0 poster...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library – A p&p crown jewel

    A crown jewel. That is the term we use when referring to EntLib at p&p. With over 1.6 million downloads and used by customers of different sizes and in different industries, Enterprise Library is by far the most successful p&p release. Check out this post by Grigori Melnik , Program Manager of...
  • Blog Post: pnp Summit videos online

    We concluded another great p&p Summit in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. This event garnered the highest satisfaction score of all the summit held so far. 99% of the attendees indicated they will recommend this summit to others. We have published the recording of the following 3 sessions from the...
  • Blog Post: My TechEd EMEA Tech Talks are live now!

    While in Barcelona for TechEd EMEA, I did couple of Tech Talks. They are live now. Check it out. Microsoft patterns and practices SharePoint Guidance Watch this discussion on the recent guidance coming out of the Microsoft patterns and practices team relative to how to develop for SharePoint. Downloads...
  • Blog Post: "Tools for Agility" - A panel discussion at p&p Summit

    We have been running Microsoft patterns & practices summit for a few years now. The next summit will be held in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. You can learn more about this summit by clicking here .We have an impressive list of keynote speakers for this summit that includes Kent Beck, David Treadwell...
  • Blog Post: Index cards and Team System

    At Microsoft patterns & practices, teams use Visual Studio Team System to manage their agile projects. Index cards are a key tool for agile teams to manage their tasks. Ade Miller from p&p posted this blog detailing two techniques that teams at p&p uses to get the index cards out of TFS work...
  • Blog Post: Alex Homer has figured it out

    How to write less code and play more golf? For patterns & practices, Enterprise Library is an important deliverable. We call it our crown jewel. Over the last few years, Enterprise Library has had about 1.3 million downloads. Here are some interesting numbers about Enterprise Library: 2003...
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