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July, 2006

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    Jezz Santos on Software Factories

    While I'm (hopefully understandably) excited about the progress that our team has made on Software Factories over the last month, we are by no means the only people interested in this topic. Jezz Santos , a kiwi working for MCS in Finland (it's all very...
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    Just Released: Web Service Software Factory

    The patterns & practices team is pleased to announce the availability of the first "official" release of the Web Service Software Factory . The Service Factory is the latest addition to our fast-growing crop of factories, including the Smart Client...
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    Windows Live Local comes to Australia

    This is very cool - Windows Live Local (aka Virtual Earth) has finally been launched in Australia, with detailed street data, aerial photography of many cities, address and business searches and directions. Find out more on the WLL Blog - and be sure...
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    Manageability Extensions for Enterprise Library January 2006

    If it's true that men are from Mars and women from Venus, then it would probably be fair to say that developers and infrastructure/operations people are from different galaxies. With few exceptions, these groups of people view the world from entirely...
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    Software Factories: The Next Generation

    First, a little comic relief about factories and meta-factories . In case you haven't noticed, the patterns & practices Factory Factory assembly line is well and truly moving! Last month saw the release of the Smart Client Software Factory . Last...
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    What is going to happen with UIP?

    Recently I asked you all for your suggestions on what we should include in Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 3.0 . The number of responses was overwhelming - thanks to everyone for sharing your ideas, and please keep them coming! Once we've had a...
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    The News in Brief

    I'm back from a brief but fun vacation in Paris and London - away from the distractions of the web and e-mail. But alas I'm back in Seattle now, so I wanted to give a quick update on a few things of note. Back to our regularly scheduled programming...
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