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

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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>

Glenn's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock or you can follow him on twitter at you own risk at twitter.com/gblock <o:p></o:p>

 

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    Hanselman@Microsoft

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    Yes, it's true! Scott's getting his blue badge and going to work for Scott Guthrie's org. For me I am of mixed emotions hearing this news. I am happy because Scott is a great addition for Microsoft. He has incredible insight into the developer community...
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    Dragos and Grigori are blogging

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    Recently two fellow teammates got their blogs up and ruinning. Grigori Melnik is new to the team as Tom Hollander's replacement. Grigori is no stranger to the agile world being a member of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance . He's also a published...
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    S+S and SCSF Better together

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    The past month or so our good friend (and my predecessor) Eugenio has been busy developing a Litware HR Smart Client application (LitwareSC) using the SCSF (see screenshot below). In addition to WPF support, one of the other challenges Eugenio and...
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    SCSFContrib 1.0 release

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    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...
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    Web Client vNext Community Drop

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    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...
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    Will the real PageFlow please stand up?

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    Several weeks ago, Matthew Winkler posted about a new sample of how to implement Page Navigation using Windows Workflow Foundation. Upon hearing this several users of WCSF were baffled wondering how this differs from the PageFlow functionality that ships...
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    Learn CWAB David Hayden style

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    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...
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    Building a Composite Application Framework

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    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...
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    WCSF 1.1 Shipped

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    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...
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    Cert 2.0

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    Sure you heard of Web 2.0, but have you heard of Cert 2.0? No? Well if not go check out Howard's post . Aside from being an ultra cool dude, Howard is one of those guys who is always thinking outside the box. This time he's come up with an idea that could...
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    Get your Smalltalk here

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    Smalltalk is one of those gems of software development that until very recently (in the last 30 mins) I've never had the pleasure of experiencing. I've heard about it for years, everyone who's anyone in the OOP world seems to swear by it's simplicity...
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    Updates to WCSF and SCSF

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    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...
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    Acropolis, the future of Smart Client

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    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...
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    Is CAB complex? And if so, Why?

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    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...
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    Community is on the move - SCSFContrib and WCSFContrib

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    Several weeks ago Tom posted about the launch of three new p&p contrib projects for Enterprise Library, Smart Client Software Factory and Web Client Software Factory. Today SCSFContrib and WCSFContrib launched on CodePlex. What is a contrib project...
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    SCSF May 2007 Shipped

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    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...
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    What would you have us build?

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    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...
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    ASP.NET AJAX decisions for WCSF vNext

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    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...
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    Tell us what you think about our Software Factories

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    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...
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    WPF Features in SCSF Rel 2

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    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...
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    Tom Hollander is leaving p&amp;p

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    I am a mixture of sadness and happiness to find out that my new colleague Tom Hollander, of Enterprise Library fame is leaving p&p. Tom is an icon in the developer community and his leaving will be a great loss. In addition to being the primary driver...
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    WCSF vNext - What's important to you?

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    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...
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    My new role in p and p

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    Hi everyone I've recently joined patterns & practices as the Product Manager for the Client Software Stack. I'll be attempting to fill the noble shoes of my predecessor, Eugenio Pace who has joined the Architecture Strategy team. With my leaving...
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    What is DSL anyway?

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    Martin Fowler (the patterns / agile king) has a great video of a talk he delivered on Domain Specific Languages at JAOO 2005. Check out this video . It will give you a great overview including practical simple examples. No stone will be left unturned...
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    WSS 3.0 Developer content

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    For a long time we've been showing SharePoint developers " no love " in Microsoft Learning. Well this year that's going to change. A while back I posted our training product roadmap which includes several waves of SharePoint developer products. I am happy...
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