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  • Blog Post: Updated PDF for Prism for the Windows Runtime is now available

    An updated PDF for Prism for the Windows Runtime is now available at http://aka.ms/prism-winrt-pdf . This is the version I promised in my Just released Prism for the Windows Runtime on Windows 8.1 blog post.
  • Blog Post: Plan for Prism for .NET 4.5.1

    The patterns & practices team is working on an update to Prism for WPF to support .NET 4.5.1. We plan to complete the release in February. Francis just posted our first drop to CodePlex . So go check it out and give us your feedback. Scope Prism library updates The major theme for the release is...
  • Blog Post: Just released Prism for the Windows Runtime on Windows 8.1

    We are pleased to announce that we just released Prism for Windows 8.1. Prism helps developers who want to create a Windows Store business app using C#, XAML, the Windows Runtime, and development patterns such as Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) and event aggregation. Prism includes two libraries, a reference...
  • Blog Post: Plan for Prism for Windows 8.1

    Last week we posted our second drop to CodePlex of Prism for Windows Store apps. I want to update you our plans for the release of AdventureWorks Shopper reference implementation and Prism for Windows Runtime for Windows 8.1. The guide provides guidance on how to implement MVVM with navigation and app...
  • Blog Post: First Prism for Windows 8.1 drop available on Codeplex

    Francis just posted our first Prism for Windows 8.1 drop on CodePlex .  Go checkout the release announcement for Windows 8.1. This drop includes: Using Windows.Web.Http.HttpClient instead of System.Net.Http.HttpClient in the client app. Using SettingsFlyout instead of Prism FlyoutView. Deprecated...
  • Blog Post: Prism for Windows Runtime docs now available in 11 languages

    Prism for Windows Runtime which provides guidance on building Windows Store business apps using C# and XAML is now available in the following languages: Chinese Simplified Chinese Traditional English French German Italian Japanese Korean Portuguese Russian Spanish   How to get Prism for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Just released - Prism for Windows Runtime

    Last December, we announced our thoughts on a new version of Prism for Windows 8 which we code named Kona. We are excited to announce that Prism for the Windows Runtime and the associated AdventureWorks Shopper reference implementation is now available on the Windows Dev Center . This guidance helps...
  • Blog Post: Checkout New Prism Knowledge Base

    We will release Prism for the Windows Runtime very soon. In preparation of the release, we created a knowledge base . The knowledge base will continue to grow overtime based upon question you ask in the discussion section on http://prismwindowsruntime.codeplex.com . So go check it out.   Current...
  • Blog Post: Just posted Video of Prism for Windows Runtime on Channel 9

    Check out Francis Cheung and myself talking with Robert Green on Channel 9 about Prism for Windows Runtime. We give a quick overview of the Adventure Works Shopper Reference Implementation and then Francis demonstrates how to create a new app using Prism. For more information about Prism for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Kona Guidance is now Prism for Windows Runtime

    I want to update you on the status of the project from the patterns & practices team codenamed Kona Guidance. The project provides guidance on how to develop Windows Store business apps. We are close to completing the project and have beta versions of the code and associated library available on...
  • Blog Post: New Kona drop on Codeplex

    For those of you interested in creating line of business Windows Store apps, you should check out the latest Kona source code on CodePlex . A number of you posted comments on my blog , requesting that Event Aggregator work with Windows 8 apps. With the latest drop Event Aggregator is now in a Portable...
  • Blog Post: Prism on .NET 4.5 and the road to Windows 8 apps

    This blog post discusses our plans for Prism to run on .NET 4.5 and our plans to create guidance for Windows 8 Line of Business (LOB) apps. Prism for Windows 8 is now released. Read about it on my blog post or see a demo of Prism on Channel 9. Prism on .NET 4.5 We are currently testing Prism on...
  • Blog Post: Prism 4.0 CTP Available on Codeplex

    Yesterday we published the CTP for Prism 4.0 . In my previous blog , I called this phase I. Phase I provides guidance on MVVM and using MEF for modularity. As I mentioned in this blog, for phase II we will consider the following for its scope: Stock Trader RI updated to demonstrate MVVM throughout Navigation...
  • Blog Post: Prism 4.0 Plan & Drop Available on Codeplex

    The team is hard at work on Prism 4.0 which will run on .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4. We just posted the second drop on Codeplex. We are in the early stages so we really appreciate your feedback – both good and bad. As I previously announced in my blog , Prism 4.0 will focus on: Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM...
  • Blog Post: Have you taken the Prism 4.0 Survey?

    As I mentioned in my blog post on Prism 4.0 we will publish a survey asking for your feedback on Prism 4.0. The Prism 4.0 survey just went live and we need you to help us prioritize the potential features for this release. So hurry up and take the survey and don’t forgot to tell your friends to take...
  • Blog Post: Prism will support Unity 2.0

    Last week we announced our plans for Prism 4.0 on patterns & practices blog , David Hill’s blog , and my blog . A number of you asked a follow-up question if Prism 4.0 will support Unity 2.0. The answer is yes? When we publish the interim release for WPF 4.0 and Silverlight 4.0, we will also ensure...
  • Blog Post: Prism 4.0 Plans

    The patterns & practices Client Team just published a blog post on the p&p team blog that describes our plans for Prism vNext. The post answers two questions that we get with regards to Prism: Can I use Prism with WPF/Silverlight development? What’s in Prism 4.0 Prism 2.1 was tested...
  • Blog Post: Prism 4.0 and MEF

    David Hill has a recent blog post that discusses how Prism 4.0 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight) and MEF will work together. You might be thinking what happened to Prism 3.0. We decided to call the next version of Prism to be 4.0 as it will support .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4. In...
  • 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: Another Prism Class Available Jan 11 – Jan 14

    I have been asked recently where to find training on Prism. The good news is David Platt is offering another Prism Class from January 11 through January 14, 2010 (I cannot believe that I am writing 2010). You can go to www.programprism.com to get signed-up for the class.
  • Blog Post: Prism release for Silverlight 3.0

    We just posted a new version of the Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight ( Prism 2.1 ) to run on Silverlight 3.0. This minor update includes: Projects refreshed to target Silverlight 3.0 Changes in DelegateCommand and CompositeCommand to no longer hold on to CanExecuteChange handlers...
  • Blog Post: Customers using Prism

    Over the past several months, I have been asked who is using Prism. While I know lots of customers that are successfully using Prism, I cannot share their names. The good news is I have a number of customer quotes that I can share based upon a study from Nucleus Research and I also can share that Fit...
  • 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: Have you taken the Prism survey

    We (the patterns & practices client team) need you to take the Prism survey to tell us how we are doing. If you have evaluated or used the Composite Application Guidance for either WPF or Silverlight, go take the survey now. The survey is less than 20 questions and should take less than 10 minutes...
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