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  • Blog Post: How to get Enterprise Library 3.1 working in VS 2008

    Enterprise Library 3.1 was published for Visual Studio 2005. That is to say: the Guidance Packages and the integrated Configuration Tool were built to work with Visual Studio 2005. The rest of the library works against .NET 2.0 and continues to work with .NET 3.5 apps. We have done some work to get the...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 4: Now with more Peace Love and Rock n' Roll

    At the p&p Summit in November here in Redmond I gave a talk called "EntLib Refactored". This talk was started by my work done on the EntLib contrib project under the same name. What I wanted to do was make Enterprise Library smaller, simpler and easier to consume. My first attempt was to rewrite...
  • Blog Post: Unity and Enterprise Library 4 Team

    I am back on the team (and no I am not writing configuration again). Borrowed pic from Grigori's original post. Technorati Tags: Enterprise Library , patterns & practices , Unity
  • Blog Post: Enterprse Library V 2.0 - It must be the end of the world

    I have been really busy working on my new team, but I just noticed 3 new things that I found very cool that I thought I would pass along : Enterprise Library should be out this week via Tom Brian Button explains how we used Object Builder in Enterprise Library The Seattle Seahawks are in...
  • Blog Post: This is Scott... not saying goodbye.... just saying...

    Now that I have finally finished working on the Design Time Tool (for the last time) and Enterprise Library 2.0 is near the finish line. I can let the cat out of the bag. What a long strange trip it has been. It is hard to believe that almost 3 years ago (January 6th), I started back at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: December Release

    For all of those who wanted the tool because they hate figuring out the schema for the xml, here is a pretty solid preview. We have really been hard at work to finish this off. Don’t blame Olaf , most of it is my fault. I wanted to make things a bit easier to add your own design time nodes. Go...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library Core Webcast

    As Tom and Ed have pointed out, there are some major changes to the core architecture of Enterprise Library 2.0. Join Tom and I to talk about our integration of object builder, Configuration Sources, and the new (kinda) design time for all the blocks. This will be the last time you get to here my annoying...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 2.0 / Configuration 12.0

    We have done it again. Another drop another configuration change. You can read the marketing mojo from Tom . Read the MSDN announcement and download it here . All feedback welcome. Now playing: Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
  • Blog Post: Do you have what it takes?

    Ever wanted to work with some of the greatest minds on some great software? Well throw your hat in the ring and give it a try. We are hiring. The full job description is here . Now playing: Green Day - American Idiot
  • Blog Post: CAB October 2005 CTP Available

    The team has been driving hard to get this to you. I would definetly download it and start playing with it. We (Enterprise Library) are going to be using the cool DI code in our project (yes everything you learned for the August CTP is useless now ). Take a look at the Object Builder code from Brad and...
  • Blog Post: Is Your ASP.Net Process Hanging using Enterprise Library?

    I was debugging a app from our product support team where a customer’s ASP.Net app was hanging. The way we solved their problem was by putting the application name in their web.conifg. This is a little known feature (aka undocumented) that can cause you some pain. If you are seeing this problem...
  • Blog Post: Architecture Testing Guide Released

    The patterns & practices Architecture Testing Guide is designed to help project stakeholders, software designers, developers, and testers understand the process of testing software architecture before the code is implemented. The paper describes an approach and methodology for testing the design...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library : August CTP Available

    I am sure I am a little late to the party, but we have worked hard and here it is . We really want your feedback, so go get it. A big thanks to the whole team for getting this out! Have fun while giving it a spin.
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library : Configuraiton2 and Injection

    You knew it was coming. Configuration again. This time around it was fun because I got to work with Fernando . I have been bugging him about getting a blog and now that he has one, I thought I would let him write the first post on the new Configuration and Dependency Injection overview in Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: More Enterprise Library 1.x Posts and Series

    Via TSHAK : two new cool posts. One is going to be a series on 1.x. Managing enterprise library configuration over multiple environments DotNetJunkies is doing a series on Enterprise Library , starting with an overview and then publishing a detailed article for each block. Check out the first...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library : Tom on Logging

    I am sure everyone is getting anxious, and I am definitely getting excited. Tom covers what you will see in the soon to be released preview of Enterprise Library 2.0. We have been rolling right along and making progress to get aligned with the new platform. Check it out here . Thanks Tom ! N ow...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 2.0 Application Compatibility

    At Microsoft, we really do care about our customers (you). Last week we got a visit from the Application Compatibility team from the .NET framework. These guys are serious about making sure that any app that you wrote for the .NET framework 1.1, will be forward compatible with 2.0. It seems that on there...
  • Blog Post: NUnit Converter V0.5

    NUnit convert V0.5 is out. We have been using it heavily to convert our tests to VSTS (which rocks!). BTW, don’t be scared we are going to try and ship the NUnit tests for EntLib, but they will be skewed for VSTS . Go get V0.5 here . Big thanks to Jim! Now playing: Rage Against the Machine...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 2.0 Cometh

    I know everyone has been waiting patiently for us to give some information on V2. Well here is my first post on what we are doing in V2. We have been really working hard to get the core of Enterprise Library working with Whidbey. We have finally got an approach that is aligned with the platform. This...
  • Blog Post: Documentation in Enterprise Library 2.0 - What do you want?

    Tom asks the question “Where do you want your documentation to go today?” here . Please go give feedback. We are really trying to get more feedback so that we can get a great deliverable for you!. Now playing: Alanis Morissette - Front Row
  • Blog Post: There Is No Place Like Home - For Your Code

    I know I haven't talked about it much for a while, but we are really working on V2 for Enterprise Library (really really). I will be posting more in the next few days as we wind our way through what is real guidance for the .NET 2.0 framework (that is for TSHAK). You may have heard about the delta...
  • Blog Post: String Resource Tool Available

    For all those that have been waiting, we have finally released it. This will allow you to add strings / change strings etc and it will generate the SR.cs file. This is similar to the new feature in VS2005. Go get it here ! Now playing: Collective Soul - In Between
  • Blog Post: My Movie List

    From Brad Wilson (The .NET Guy) Italicize the ones you've seen and Bold the ones you actually liked. I am not surprised that I have seen all of these… heck I think I have more the 75% of them in a closet of Dads. I know this is sad, but I used to work in a video store while I was in school…...
  • Blog Post: NUnit Converter is awsome!

    We are working on converting our unit tests to the new VSTS tests, and NUnit converter is making this so much easier. It usually gets us about 80 – 90% to the point of using the tests. Thanks so much to Jim! Go get it here .
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library - Extensions Broken

    If you have downloaded the patch that included the extensions will not open with the June 2005 tool because we moved the extensions to the ConfigurationProject. What you will need to do is change the name from EnterpriseLibrary.Extensions.Configuration to Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Configuration...
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