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Reston Event: Agile/Scrum projects with Ken Schwaber (co-author Agile Manifesto)
Please join us for this great (free) event on Agile/Scrum development. We are excited to have some of the foremost industry experts sharing their knowledge and experiences... and hope to see you there! Full info and agenda below… registration site is here . Agile Scrum...
21 Mar 2011
Police Department Protects Citizens of Vernon Hills, Illinois with Windows 7
Repost from the Windows Team Blog Great coverage about the real world Windows 7 and Azure solution developed by Modularis on the Windows Team Blog ! Exciting things are happening here as this excellent solution is evaluated in several countries world wide. This is a great example of leveraging...
8 Jul 2010
Just released from Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications
The Patterns & Practices team has recently released new guidance around building collaborative applications on the SharePoint platform. The goal of this release is to help customers understand how to develop large scale, content-driven SharePoint applications that extend the value of existing...
8 Sep 2009
Software Transactional Memory for the .NET framework
Very exciting stuff coming from DevLabs. This new concurrency model looks very promising for developers needing high scale and flexibility (but no time to implement it). This release is currently for C# only. Have a look and play around with this new framework! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/devlabs...
30 Jul 2009
Prism Visual Studio Templates (including MVVM)
NOTE: This was cross posted from here . Prism is: “The Composite Client Application Guidance is designed to help you more easily build modular Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications.” What most people find, once they take the time to dig in to Prism, is that it is MUCH...
17 Jul 2009
A new set of ESB guidance has been released by the Patterns and Practices team. Details below: Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance: ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP October 2008...
6 Nov 2008
New SharePoint Guidance from the Patterns and Practices group
The P&P group released a new set of SharePoint Guidance today...Links below Quick Links – MSDN site: SharePoint Guidance – Future friendly url: http://microsoft.com/spg – Download: SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 – Codeplex site: http://codeplex.com/spg – Community Forum...
5 Nov 2008
Announcing Enterprise Library 4.1
Hi Everyone! Our Architecture Patterns and Practices team just announced the latest revision for Enterprise Library! Quick Links: – MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib – Community Forum: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=119312 – Community Extensions: http://codeplex.com/entlibcontrib...
29 Oct 2008
Improving Web Services Security Guide v1.0 Released by P&P Team
The Patterns & Practices Team have recently released v1.0 of the web services security guide (in PDF format) that shows how to make the most out of WCF. With end-to-end application scenarios, it shows you how to design and implement authentication and authorization in WCF. Learn how to improve the...
4 Aug 2008
P&P ships Composite Application Guidance for WPF
The Patterns & Practices team has recently released the Composite Application Guidance for WPF which provides guidance for "componetizing" the development of enterprise-class WPF applications across multiple development teams, with each team owning a piece of the application, and then seamlessly...
3 Jul 2008
WPF validation with Enterprise Library 4.0
If you have not heard the announcement elsewhere, Enterprise Library 4.0 from patterns & practices is now available . Martin Bennedik just updated his WPF integration for the Validation Application Block (VAB) to work with Enterprise Library 4.0. He has also added some very convenient...
20 May 2008
Standalone Validation Block
As I mentioned here , I have been digging into what's out there for WPF LOB applications. It's been a long time since I've kept up with the work the patterns & practices group has produced. One of the things I've seen a webcast/blog post or two about is the Validation Application Block...
8 May 2008
Get a Free Copy of Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System by Sam Guckenheimer
Offer good while supplies last, so don't dawdle. This is a great resource that explains the design philosophy behind VSTS. http://www.microsoft.com/click/usapo/usdev/meet-milestones/default.mspx The link to the book offer is at the end of the second paragraph. This is a must read book. Take advantage...
20 Dec 2007
Software + Services Blueprints Released
Microsoft recently released the initial version of Software + Services Blueprints . These blueprints are a series of source code and guidance packages designed to provide an architectural bridge between vision and implementation by making it easier to build S+S applications. The blueprints serve as...
9 Nov 2007
OBA Reference Applications - What would you like to see?
One of the biggest challenges I feel that we ( Microsoft ) face in showcasing the "value" of architecting/developing Office Business Applications is providing what I'll call "solid reference implementations" along the lines of Duwamish Books , Fitch and Mather , Global Bank , LitwareHR , other many other...
27 Oct 2007
OBA RAP for Public Sector (E-Forms Processing)
As I mentioned in my last post , I've had the opportunity to work on a number cool solutions in recent months. One solution that I've been privileged to work on and help deliver is the Office Business Application Reference Architecture Pack for Public Sector (wow, say that 5 times fast!) and it has just...
3 Jul 2007
Smart Client Software Factory v2 is now available
Enhancements include: Windows Presentation Foundation interoperability CAB extensions and View with presenter recipe Offline application blocks and recipes; the application blocks support asynchronous calls to WCF web services. Richer ClickOnce Deployment capabilities Enhanced guidance packages which...
20 May 2007
Web Client Software Factory released
Man the p&p guys are just crankin out releases. Announcement here . -Marc
13 Jan 2007
December release of the Service Factory from patterns & practices is available
By way of Don Smith . Details: http://blogs.msdn.com/donsmith/archive/2007/01/09/come-and-get-yer-service-factory.aspx The two features that jumped out at me are support for the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and "WSDL-first support." The direct download is here . UPDATE: Here are two really...
10 Jan 2007
Web Client Software Factory RC is out!
Just noticed by way of Eugenio Pace . If you are building ASP.NET apps, you'll definitely want to take a look at this Software Factory. It's chock full of best practices for building enterprise class web apps. This is the patterns & practices work I have spoken of during my Windows Workflow Foundation...
8 Jan 2007
Announcing SDLC-in-a-Box version 2.0!
We are pleased to announce the release of SDLC-in-a-Box version 2.0! With more than 75 partners in over 10 countries already signed up, we are excited about partners being more prepared than ever to deliver Visual Studio Team System deep-dive and implementation training for customers. We encourage you...
20 Nov 2006
Guidance Explorer Beta 2
Have you ever thought to yourself "I'd love to be able to quickly find the raw patterns & practices guidance on [insert your topic here] without having to sift through the verbose documentation and content at http://msdn.microsoft.com/practices?" If you have, then the guidance explorer is for you...
4 Oct 2006
First drop of the Web Client Software Factory is available
Edward Jezierski just announced it here . "The Web Client Software Factory is a guidance offering currently under development that will provide comprehensive architecture guidance to help customers build web solutions using the Microsoft platform (ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, Workflow Foundation, etc)." This...
18 Sep 2006
ASP.NET 2.0 Internet Security Reference Implemenattion
I've been on vacation and doing some other things so I haven't blogged much lately. I've pretty much been "unplugged" for the majority of that time. I'm slowly catching up on reading others blogs, etc. and came across this on J.D. Meier's Blog . "The ASP.NET 2.0 Internet Security Reference Implementation...
1 Sep 2006
patterns & practices goes mobile
"The Microsoft patterns & practices team has released the first Community Technical Preview (CTP) for the Mobile Client Software Factory. The factory will help architects and developers design and build mobile LOB solutions. The Mobile Client Software Factory will include a prescriptive architecture...
7 Jun 2006
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