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Glenn Block - .NETFX Another ALT.NET guy at Microsoft

November, 2008

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Glenn is a PM on the WCF team working on Microsoft’s future HTTP and REST stack.  Prior to WCF he was a PM on the new Managed Extensibility Framework in .NET 4.0. Glenn has a breadth of experience both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has also been very active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping several products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a frequent speaker at local and international events and user groups.  When he's not working and playing with technology, he spends his time with his wife and daughter either at their home in Seattle or at one of the local coffee shops.<o:p></o:p>

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    Øredev is different

    Following in Oren's suit, I wanted to let everyone know that Øredev is one awesome conference, and I am having a real blast! If you know me, then you know I am usually really bad about blogging about conferences I attend. I already have a backlog...
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    MEF Re-factored, Preview 3 has shipped.

    We just dropped another release of MEF source. This one includes some significant changes that we're excited about. 1. We're now completely MS-PL!!! The StructuredValues dll dependency is now removed. Your free to use the source how you like on Windows...
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    Export Providers and Custom factories with MEF

    Matt Hawley has a nice set of posts where he explores a method to extend MEF to allow custom activated exports. MEF + Factories MEF + Factories Using an Export Provider Matt's scenario involves exporting a set of WCF proxies. WCF proxies can't simply...
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    SharePoint application guidance is here!

    I am WAY behind on my posts with a backlog that includes a MEF Module Loader, MEF Validation sample, MEF container refactoring, PDC, Kaizenconf thoughts, etc. Those have to wait though so I can announce this. patterns & practices just shipped new...
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    MVP with MEF

    Krzysztof had a question on StackOverflow around doing MVP triads wtith MEF. He came up with a way to do it that he wasn't happy with and which I told him was pretty hacky :) After chatting with Krzysztof I took a shot and came up with something which...
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