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

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  • Blog Post: ALT.NET Headline, MVC for ASP.NET is coming

    Today at the ALT.NET Conference, ScottGu let out a big secret, MVC for ASP.NET is on it's way. No I wasn't there, though with Twitter you don't have to be ;) You can read more about it here , here and here and on Brad's Twitter feed here . Over in p&p we've actually known about what was coming for...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Validation Bundle shipped!

    Hey guys, we just shipped the Validation Bundle. The guidance in this bundle is designed to help you streamline the end-user experience of your web applications by utilizing ASP.NET AJAX to invoke server-side validation. Additionally you will find guidance on how to improve maintainability of your...
  • Blog Post: SCSF in Orcas Beta 2

    One of the questions people keep asking is " When will SCSF work on Orcas? ". This wouldn't be as much of an issue if GAT/GAX 1.2 worked on Orcas. Unfortunately that's not the case and although we have GAT/GAX 1.3 which does work on Orcas, our existing Guidance packages do not work with GAT/GAX 1.3....
  • Blog Post: SCSFContrib 1.0 release

    A while ago, I told you about the new SCSFContrib project . Well since then the SCSFContrib team has been hard at work cracking out the first release. All the extracurricular hours have really paid off and the first version has shipped. If you are building SCSF/CAB applications then you definately want...
  • Blog Post: Web Client vNext Community Drop

    The first weekly community drop of our next release of Web Client is on codeplex! This release contains a set of Reference implementations that we are using to flesh out features. I'll follow up with more detailed posts as I just returned from a week of being "off the grid" on-site at a customer though...
  • Blog Post: Learn CWAB David Hayden style

    It's great to see all the initiative the community is taking in educating others on the factories. The newest addition is David Hayden. David's been doing a series of small bite-size screencasts on WCSF specifically CWAB. What I like about the ones I've seen so far is that they are focused, and to the...
  • Blog Post: Building a Composite Application Framework

    In the wake of the "great debate" over the complexity of CAB, Jeremy Miller has done a series of posts on how to build a Composite Application Framework. Jeremy does a good job of removing some of the mystery behind building composite applications. Even if you are a tried and true SCSF/CAB customer,...
  • Blog Post: WCSF 1.1 Shipped

    The wait is over, the June release of Web Client Software Factory has now shipped! As Blaine mentioned in his previous post , the changes included in this release are the following: Guidance package updated to use the February 2007 CTP of GAT/GAX The factory now uses Enterprise Library 3.1 ...
  • Blog Post: Updates to WCSF and SCSF

    Blaine has recently posted about fixes/updates to WCSF and SCSF. WCSF 1.1 RC - contains several fixes to WCSF as well as built in support for Entlib 3.1. We're getting close to shipping the final bits, but if you want to get your hands on it now you can. David has also posted more specifics about...
  • Blog Post: Acropolis, the future of Smart Client

    For some time people have been asking us what our plans are for supporting WPF within SCSF / CAB. In our last release we shipped support for hosting WPF Smart parts and Workspaces within a windows SCSF / CAB application. The next question many of our customer's had is "Why didn't you ship a WPF version...
  • Blog Post: Is CAB complex? And if so, Why?

    Recently, there have been several posts critical of CABs complexity. Personally I have no issue with being critical of the complexity of CAB. First off, it's your right to give your opinion. Second, CAB is complex! Whether that complexity is warranted or not is open to debate. One of the reasons we built...
  • Blog Post: SCSF May 2007 Shipped

    I am behind on my blog posting the last few days as I have been slammed with WCSF vNext planning. One major event I've been meaning to announce is that the next version of SCSF has shipped. Blaine and the Southworks crew have all the details. My advice, go get it now! Share this post : del.icio.us it...
  • Blog Post: What would you have us build?

    OK, I am about to take a community leap of faith. There's been several discussions going on on the web about p&p, specifically about CAB and SCSF. Without going into details, one the key arguments around our deliverables is that they are too complex and too heavy. A further argument is that we build...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET AJAX decisions for WCSF vNext

    Alot of our customers have been asking about ASP.NET AJAX support for WCSF, as a matter of fact it's the most highly voted upon work item in our issue tracker. Now that we've heard you on the importance of this feature, the next question is what type of ASP.NET AJAX capabilities do you need? When looking...
  • Blog Post: Tell us what you think about our Software Factories

    At p&p we really care about the experiences our customers have with our products. If you are using any of our factories, then we want to hear from you. We've created a survey for our factory adopters, that you can access here . When you launch the survey you will first be asked a series of questions...
  • Blog Post: WPF Features in SCSF Rel 2

    As we're on the heels of shipping our next version of the Smart Client Software Factory, many customers are asking the question " Are you providing anything for WPF?" . The short answer is a resounding "Yes" . With our next release we are providing for WPF-Interop scenarios. This means you can take an...
  • Blog Post: WCSF vNext - What's important to you?

    As Blaine menioned, we're right at the point when we are about to begin planning for the next version of WCSF. I'd like to hear what you think we should be building. In the spirit of Tom's prior post , let's use the monetary system. You've got $100 to spend on building WCSF. What features would you include...
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