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  • Blog Post: We need your feedback on Web Client Guidance

    Last week we posted our 2nd public drop for the Web Client Guidance project . We have over 1000 downloads of our first two drops which is great. We now need to your thoughts on how we are addressing the challenges of responsiveness and modularity which is why we created a discussion topic on Codeplex...
  • Blog Post: Listen to Elegant Code’s recent Webcast on Prism 2.0 with Bob Brumfield and Blaine Wastell

    David Starr and Scott Nichols of Elegant Code recently interviewed Bob and I regarding Prism 2.0 (aka Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight). Check it out for a good walk through of Prism, the differences between Prism 1.0 and Prism 2.0, and the differences between CAB and Prism.
  • Blog Post: Prism training is available from Rolling Thunder

    David Platt from Rolling Thunder is offering a training course on Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight on May 18 – 20. David provides training for both Prism and CAB/Smart Client Software Factory. Check it out if you are looking for training. As I mentioned in a previous blog post we...
  • Blog Post: Update on SCSF, WCSF, and Software Factories

    A number of customers have asked about our plans for the Web Client Software Factory and the Smart Client Software Factory (SCSF). In a previous post I announced that we are planning on updating the Web Client Software Factor for Visual Studio 2010. We also plan to update SCSF to run on Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Announcing 6 new patterns and practices releases

    The patterns & practices team just published 6 new releases in the last two weeks. Ajoy discusses the releases on his blog . The new releases include: Enterprise Library v4.1 Unity Application Block v1.2 Distributed Agile Development white paper and Agile showcase Application Architecture Guide v2...
  • Blog Post: CAB to Prism Comparison Available on Codeplex

    Our Composite UI Application Block (CAB) customers have been asking for comparison documentation between CAB to Composite Application Guidance for WPF (Prism). You can download the guidance from here . This documentation helps you understand the difference between the libraries to help you plan your...
  • Blog Post: Scope for Prism 2.0

    In my previous post , I mentioned that we planned on creating guidance for Composite Silverlight applications. David Hill just blogged on our plans for Prism 2.0. From this survey we heard you wanted guidance on: Multi-targeting controller, presenters, services, and models for both Silverlight and WPF...
  • Blog Post: Loosely coupled communication

    Check our Francis Cheung's blog posts on loosely couple communication for composite WPF applications. Francis discusses three mechanisms for loosely coupled communication: Shared Services Commanding Event Aggregation Francis (did most of the work) and I identified some guidelines on when...
  • Blog Post: Track Prism project

    The Prism project is making good progress toward our first release at the end of June..ish. If you want to track our progress for the past iterations, check out the Releases page on Codeplex. In the current drop, we created: New Event Aggregation QuickStart New Elements added to Prism to support Event...
  • Blog Post: Smart Client Software Factory - April 2008 Release for Visual Studio 2008 is now available on MSDN

    As Mike announced in his blog yesterday, we released an updated version of the Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008 . As previously discussed in my blog , this release provides: Support for Visual Studio 2008. Fixes for bugs identified by the community on C odePlex . Side-by-side usage...
  • Blog Post: SCSF April 2008 Alpha for Visual Studio 2008 Published to CodePlex

    In response to customer requests, we just published the Smart Client Software Factory April 2008 Alpha release to CodePlex. As I mentioned in a previous blog we are close to finishing this release. The current plan is to go out with EntLib 3.1 support as we are not taking advantage of new EntLib 4.0...
  • Blog Post: WPF Composite Client

    The Acropolis team just announced that the core Acropolis concepts will be rolled into future .NET Framework releases. As Glenn just announced, the patterns & practices team will develop WPF Composite Client guidance. This is not a new version of CAB . It is an entirely new set of libraries and guidance...
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