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  • Blog Post: Beta Version of WCSF for VS2010 Available on Codeplex

    We just published a beta version of the Web Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2010 on Codeplex. Go check it out. This uses the new version of the Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) and Guidance Automation Toolkit (GAT). GAX and GAT can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery.
  • Blog Post: Web Client Guidance Nears Completion

    p&p needs your feedback! We plan to release the Web Client Guidance around Dev10 launch. This guidance will help customers create rich, responsive, modular Web applications. We are looking for your input before the final release in early April to help us ensure the accuracy of the guidance. The Guidance...
  • Blog Post: Check out Simon’s Blog Posts on Web Client Guidance and MVC

    Simon Ince recently posted some very good blog posts on View Models in MVC , Generic or Specific Routes , and Packing UI Components in MVC . These are some of the topics that we are covering in the Web Client Guidance project on http://webclientguidance.Codeplex.com .
  • Blog Post: New Web Client Guidance Drop Available on Codeplex

    We just posted the most recent drop of the Web Client Guidance on Codeplex . At this point we are making fewer changes to the code and focusing more on the documentation. Below is the change log for the drop. The next drop we will refine our guidance and scenarios on when to use modularity and UI composition...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Guidance Drop #6 Available on Codeplex

    The Web Client Guidance Drop #6 is available on Codeplex. Based upon feedback, we simplified the reference implementation by moving the Friends and MyLibrary projects into the main project. The feedback we received was that modular development is more common than modular deployment. This will make the...
  • Blog Post: New Skin Included in Latest Web Client Guidance Drop

    As I mentioned in my previous blog post , we significantly upgraded the skin of the Reference Implementation in the current drop - so go check it out and give us your thoughts.     Below are more details on what has changed since the last drop. Reference Implementation Updated the look and...
  • Blog Post: 4th Web Client Guidance Drop Available on Codeplex and Proposed UX Design

    We were in the holiday spirit last week so we created a drop of the Web Client Guidance   - so go check it out. The goal of the drop was to reduce the technical debt we had for the project. We need you to help us figure out what other technical debt we need to address. We made the following changes...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Guidance on how to partition controllers

    Francis posted a question on Codeplex on how to partition controllers in our SongsController. Let us know your thoughts. He is asking how much functionality should be in the controller? Should it have searching, rating, and reviews?
  • Blog Post: 3rd Public Drop Available for Web Client Guidance

    Below are the changes for our 3rd pubic drop of the Web Client Guidance . I would like feedback on two topics: WebForms: Top Ten Tasks for Improving Responsiveness (see documentation). Do we have the right questions? What additional questions should we address? Also what is the quality of the answers...
  • 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: First public drop for Web Client Guidance Available on Codeplex

    The first public drop of Web Client Guidance is available on http://webclientguidance.codeplex.com . As I mentioned in a previous blog , patterns & practices will have two Web deliverables in 2010. Port of the Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) to Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 Web Client Guidance...
  • Blog Post: patterns and practices wants you to take the Web guidance survey

    As I mentioned in a December blog post, the patterns & practices team plans to create new Web guidance. We need your help prioritizing the requirements through a survey that just went live. My blog post outlines the process that we will go through to define scope for the Web Guidance. As an update...
  • 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: Roadmap for WCSF

    A number of customers have asked about the future of the Web Client Software Factory. I want to announce that we are starting to plan for the next release of the Web Client Software Factory. We plan to start the project in the spring of 2009 and plan to deliver this next version with Visual Studio 2010...
  • 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: 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: patterns & practices SharePoint Drop is Available on Codeplex

    In a previous post , I talked about starting a new project to create SharePoint guidance. We heard you need guidance to help with: Unit testing and debugging Packaging and deployment Setting up a team development environment Unclear which SharePoint features/ components to use and when Solution maintenance...
  • Blog Post: Composite for Silverlight Survey

    We are the planning phase to create a composite library for Silverlight. We need your help to prioritize the requirements for this new guidance. Here is a link to the survey . Once we complete the vision/scope for the project, we will post the vision/scope to CodePlex so stay tuned.
  • Blog Post: Do we listen to the community?

    Does the patterns & practices client team listen to the community? It is easy for someone in our position to fall into the "ivory tower" trap and not listen to customers. Within patterns & practices we work hard at listening to the community when working on releases. I am interested in hearing...
  • 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: Web Client Bundles for .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5 Available on Download Center

    We just posted the Web Client Assets (formerly known as Bundles) for both .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.5 on the download center. You can get links to the downloads from the Web Client Factory Home Page or from the Bundles Pages on CodePlex. If you are not familiar with the Guidance Assets, they are small packages...
  • Blog Post: Composite Web Application Block on Unity

    Mike Puleio recently posted blog entries on how to convert Composite Web Application Block (CWAB) to use Unity. Here are the links to the blog posts: - First post - Second post If this is something you are interested in, check it out. Unity simplifies the CWAB.
  • Blog Post: Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008 close to shipping

    Now that Web Client Software Factory Shipped and the team is focusing on Prism (the composite scenario on WPF), we are getting customers asking when SCSF and CAB for Visual Studio 2008 will ship. I am happy to say that we are working on porting SCSF and CAB to Visual Studio 2008. We anticipate shipping...
  • Blog Post: Using EntLib 3.1 with Visual Studio 2008

    If you want to use "take full advantage of Enterprise Library 3.1", Scott Densmore just posted a blog about how to make it work on Visual Studio 2008. We have had customers using WCSF February 2008 which runs on Visual Studio 2008 ask how they can use the factory with Enterprise Library 3.1 which runs...
  • Blog Post: WCSF February 2008 Release can now live side-by-side with October 2007 Guidance Package

    Based upon customer feedback, we made a change to the installation program to allow the Web Client Software Factory - February 2008 Release to be installed without requiring you to uninstall the Web Client Guidance Automation - October 2007. If you want to run both guidance packages side-by-side, you...
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