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December, 2006

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    EntLib 3.0: Strong Naming Guidance Package

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    I hope you all had a great Christmas, or whatever else you may or may not choose to celebrate at this time of year. (I've probably been in the USA too long, with this amount of political correctness showing through ;-). This was my first Christmas in...
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    Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 - December 2006 CTP

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    If you'd planned to spend the Christmas holidays drinking beer, watching cricket and eating way too much (or whatever it is that you normally do at this time of the year in your part of the world), I've got some bad news for you. We've just released the...
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    Clarius releases Software Factories Toolkit CTP

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    In order to build the best possible deliverables, the patterns & practices team pulls in a number of external specialists and industry experts to work on our teams. For the last couple of years, we've been working very closely with Clarius Consulting...
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    The lights are back on!

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    Last Thursday night, Seattle was hit by a major windstorm, which brought down trees and powerlines across the city. While I was lucky enough not to have been directly impacted by the storm, I was in one of the million-odd households that lost power. In...
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    Survey on your use of patterns

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    Via Dragos Manolescu : In the patterns & practices (p&p) group at Microsoft we have been using software patterns for several years. I'm working with a couple of colleagues on gauging how the folks employing the guidance coming out of p&p ...
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    Block Building Made Easy

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    One of the coolest new capabilities we're building for Enterprise Library v3 is the Application Block Software Factory. As its name ever-so-subtly suggests, this will be a software factory for building your own application blocks. We'll be including an...
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