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  • Blog Post: pnp Summit Videos Available online

    Ajoy just announced that 3 p&p summit video's are now available on-line. He provides a link to a presentation that Francis and I gave regarding SharePoint Guidance. Check it out.
  • 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: Unit Testing SharePoint Projects

    Since we started the SharePoint Guidance project, I have heard from most customers that they do not unit test their SharePoint projects because it is hard to do. In our drop that will come out tomorrow or Wednesday on Codeplex we have some good content on how to unit test applications built with SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: View Web Client Software Factory Documentation on MSDN

    As I mentioned in my previous blog , a complete copy of WCSF February 2008 release's documentation is now available to view on MSDN . Let us know your thoughts of viewing the documentation on MSDN. As an fyi, it will take some time for the links and content to replicate to all the servers worldwide....
  • Blog Post: Glenn and Blaine Interviewed about patterns & practices

    Glenn and I were interviewed a few weeks back by howsoftwareisbuilt.com. Glenn's blog mentions the different people that are interview on their site including Michael Tiemann, Jay Pipes, Matt Gibbs and Shawn Burke. The subject of this interview was about patterns & practices , how we develop software...
  • Blog Post: Wanted: by SCSF and WCSF Communities

    We need you to get coding and help extend the patterns & practices deliverables. Have you gone and checked out the SCSF and WCSF contrib community sites yet? If not why not? Both Tom and Glenn announced the contrib sites a few weeks past and we need your help to contribute to these sites. But seriously...
  • Blog Post: Reflections on SCSF Iteration 3

    The team achieved its objectives for the week with the exception of finishing the WPF interop spikes and finalizing the Appraiser Workbench Reference Implementation. Overall, we are happy with our progress. This week we prioritized WPF spikes high because it is a critical feature for SCSF release. From...
  • Blog Post: Reflections on SCSF Iteration 2

    During Iteration 2 we made a conscience decision to be more transparent with the community. We in patterns & practices hear a lot of questions on how do you develop software and what are you working on right now for a particular asset. In response to these requests, we are publishing the SCSF Release...
  • Blog Post: SCSF first weekly drop

    Take a look at our SCSF's first weekly drop . In Mike Puleio's blog , he outlines what was accomplished during this past iteration. As I mentioned in a previous blog, in an effort to be more transparent, we are posting the iteration's goals on Codeplex. Let us know your thoughts? Next week we will...
  • Blog Post: Publish planned SCSF stories for an iteration on codeplex

    We created a page to list the planned SCSF stories for an iteration. This page will give you an idea of what we will be working on for the week. At the end of this week, we will post our first weekly drop on codeplex. If all goes as planned, we will post it at the end of day on Friday. If we run into...
  • Blog Post: Reflections on SCSF Iteration 1

    The SCSF team just finished its first iteration and conducted its iteration planned meeting for iteration 2. During our iteration planning sessions, the team conducts a weekly retrospective that allows us to make small course corrections for the next iteration. During this weeks retrospective, one point...
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