This deliverable is available on MSDN at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/EntLib2.asp
The patterns & practices Enterprise Library is a library of application blocks designed to assist developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are a type of guidance, provided as source code that can be used "as is," extended, or modified by developers to use on enterprise development projects. This release of Enterprise Library includes six application blocks (Caching, Cryptography, Data Access, Exception Handling, Logging and Security), and provides similar functionality to the previous releases for the .NET Framework 1.1; however, Enterprise Library has been redesigned to use the new capabilities of the .NET Framework 2.0.
Highlights of this release include:
No new releases of Enterprise Library are planned for 2006. As customer feedback is received about the January 2006 release, the patterns & practices team will evaluate when it may make sense to release an updated version and what this should contain. The team will also evaluate the opportunity to update Enterprise Library as new platform technologies such as WinFX and Language Integrated Query (LINQ) are released. In the meantime, the team is focusing on new deliverables that will assist developers in using multiple application blocks together to form solid end-to-end applications. More information about this initiative will be available on the Enterprise Library community site.
This release of Enterprise Library was produced by the following individuals:
Many thanks to the following reviewers who provided invaluable assistance and sign-off: Brian LaMacchia, Carl Ellison, Mike Downen, Pablo Castro, Eric Deily, Krzysztof Cwalina, Jonathan Keljo, Shanku Niyogi, Stefan Schackow, Dave McPherson, Thomas Marquardt (Microsoft Corporation), and to everyone in the Enterprise Library Community who provided feedback that helped improve this release.