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OBA Composition Reference Toolkit version 2.0 Released
[Cross-Posted from Lamont's Blog ] Version 2.0 of the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit was released to the web today, on schedule and with all the great new features promised for the release. Version 1.0 of the toolkit was released at the Office Developer’s Conference in February 2008. Watch the...
8 May 2008
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
Microsoft SOA and Business Process Website
We've officially launched a new website dedicated to providing invaluable information around building Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions using the Microsoft platform. As a part of this site , we've released our latest roadmap and product strategy around...
31 Oct 2007
Webcast Schedule for June 2007
Register today for our upcoming webcasts! DATE TIME LOCATION TITLE AND REGISTRATION LINK PRESENTER S TARGET AUDIENCE June 1 , 2007 11:00 -12:30 EST Webcast Building Add-ins for Live Messenger Joel Reyes Developers...
14 May 2007
Design your way to WCF services
One of the things I've heard from people when I show them the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is that they would like some sort of "Service Designer" similar to the class designer inside of Visual Studio 2005, but that allows you to visually define your services. Well, the next version of the...
13 Apr 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
DSL Tools Version 1 Released
Last year , I talked about an early build of DSL tools for Visual Studio and put together a simple example for using them. Recently, DSL Tools Version 1 was officially released as part of the VS 2005 SDK Version 3. Domain Specific Language (DSL) Tools Version 1 is a set of tools for creating graphical...
12 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
Web Service Software Factory Webcast
I mentioned here that I hadn’t had the opportunity to get caught up on the progress with the Web Service Software Factory . I noticed Don Smith blog’d about a webcast he recently gave on this very subject. I just love screencasts and webcasts because they save me a heck of a lot of time that would have...
5 Jul 2006
Web Service Software Factory: July Community Drop
"Want to see the Enterprise Library application blocks in action in a realistic service oriented application? And would you like automated guidance to help you build your own applications that comply with a proven architecture? Then check out the July Communtiy Drop of the Web Service Software Factory...
27 Jun 2006
Project GlidePath Software Factory
While federal developers aren’t exactly MicroISVs , the Project GlidePath software factory still may be of interest. It provides some useful information on developing with the .Net Framework 3.0 and is a great example of a Software Factory . For information, check out the Channel 9 video . The official...
20 Jun 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
You MUST sign up for the Bi-weekly MSDN Flash
Just check out the latest issue at http://msdn.microsoft.com/Flash/ This a bi-weekly newsletter that can be customized to the topics you are most interested in. Mine arrived this morning and contained info on the redesigned Windows Vista Developer Center . A pointer to a free book on Office 2007...
31 May 2006
Microsoft Federal Architect Forum 06 content
The content for the 2006 Microsoft Federal Architect Forum will be posted on Federaldeveloper.com (link is here: http://tinyurl.com/luawt ) For those who were able to attend, thank you! - Keith
12 May 2006
DSL Example - Part 4: Templates
This is part 4 of a multi-part series. You can find the previous posts here: part1 , part2 , part3 . Now that we have created our guessing game designer, it is time to use it to build applications. GETTING STARTED Instead of opening our GuessingGame1 solution in Visual Studio 2005 and then selecting...
7 Oct 2005
DSL Example - Part 3: Designer
This is part 3 of a multi-part series. You can find the previous posts here: part1 , part2 . Now that the Domain Model has been created, the next step is to edit the Designer.dsldd file. This file is used to describe how the graphical design surface will appear to your users. It is also used to describe...
4 Oct 2005
DSL Example - Part 2: Domain Model
Now that you've installed the DSL tools, it's time to create a sample domain specific language. The first step is to create the domain model. The domain model represents classes that will be generated by a user of your domain specific language designer. These classes are used in the templates to drive...
3 Oct 2005
DSL Example - Part 1: Getting Started
Yesterday , I talked about the September CTP of the Domain Specific Language Tools. Over the next several days, I'm going to walk through an example of using the tools. I'll try to throw in some tips and tricks along the way. If you follow along, by the end of the series you should have a better understanding...
30 Sep 2005
Automating "Copy and Modify" Development
Last week, the DSL Tools September CTP was made available for download. You can get it here . The official description says: "Using the Microsoft DSL tools you can create your own designer, integrated into Visual Studio, for a visual domain-specific language. The tools help you define the domain...
29 Sep 2005
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