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  • Blog Post: Speaking at WDNUG

    It’s been a little while since I’ve presented at a public forum – particularly since I missed TechEd Australia after it clashed with my Great Barrier Reef holiday. However this is all going to change with my next live appearance in the centre of the known universe, Wollongong ! More specifically I’ll...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 4.0 - Get it while it's hot!

    It's almost exactly a year since I handed in the keys to the Enterprise Library bus, but I'm still as excited as ever about the release of a new version. The team has just released Enterprise Library 4.0, which features all of the blocks you know and love updated for Visual Studio 2008, plus the shiny...
  • Blog Post: A Follow-up on PIAB+WCF Integration

    Last month I posted an entry describing how to invoke the Policy Injection Application Block at WCF service boundaries by using custom WCF behaviours. Since then I've discovered a couple of new things that I thought you might be interested in. First, my (OK, actually my wife's :-) February 2008 issue...
  • Blog Post: Dependency Injection coming in EntLib v4

    Just a quick note in case you missed Grigori's announcement on the patterns & practices team's plan to focus on Dependency Injection in the upcoming release of Enterprise Library, now apparently known as v4 (not v3.5 as announced previously). If you have any wish lists please provide them directly...
  • Blog Post: Invoking the Policy Injection Application Block at WCF Service Boundaries

    Back when we originally designed the Policy Injection Application Block for Enterprise Library 3.0, we made a conscious decision not to target the block at WCF service boundaries. This wasn't because we didn't think there was value at injecting cross-cutting concerns at service boundaries - in fact it...
  • Blog Post: p&p in the Real World: First Impressions

    As a product manager at patterns & practices , I got to write a lot more code than most people would expect from a product manager. However the nature of the job and the team meant that it was basically all prototypes and samples. So after over 3 years, it's very exciting to be working as a solution...
  • Blog Post: First Release of EntLib Contrib

    Sorry my blog has been a little quiet lately, as I've been spending most of my time unpacking boxes. While our place is still a bit of a disaster, most of the boxes are finally empty so hopefully I can get back to a bit more blogging. The other thing I'd hoped to be doing (but didn't have enough time...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.1 is coming!

    While I've been jetsetting around the world, in Redmond the Enterprise Library team has hard at work putting together the 3.1 release. Before you get too excited, this is really just a maintenance release addressing a small number of issues discovered since the release of 3.0. Here is a summary of the...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Policy Injection Application Block webcast on this week

    Ready to pimp your objects? Make sure you come along to my final webcast as a p&p team member, Introducing the Policy Injection Application Block . It's on this coming Tuesday, May 8th at 1:00pm PDT or 20:00 UTC. Chris Tavares (get a blog!) and Ed Jezierski will be helping out with demos and witty...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.0 Drill-Down Webcasts

    Right about the time we released Enterprise Library 3.0, Ed and I presented a webcast that gave a quick tour of all of the new features of the release. We got a lot of attendees, downloads and good feedback, however since we covered so much ground it wasn't possible to go into too much detail on any...
  • Blog Post: Effective Policy Viewer for the Policy Injection Application Block

    I hope you're enjoying the new release of Enterprise Library ! One of the more interesting inclusions in this release is the new Policy Injection Application Block . The goal of the PIAB is to make it easier to separate cross-cutting concerns from business logic, using declarative policies. A policy...
  • Blog Post: Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 - April 2007

    Yes, it's finally here. The patterns & practices team is pleased to announce the official release of Enterprise Library 3.0 - April 2007 for the .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0. Highlights of this Release If you've been keeping up with the Community Technology Preview releases, there shouldn't be...
  • Blog Post: "Enterprise Library 3.0 - What's New?" Webcast on tomorrow, March 27th

    We're currently putting the final coat of polish onto Enterprise Library 3.0, and we should have the release out the door right at the start of April. But we wanted to get a head start on the launch party with our first EntLib 3.0 webcast, which is on tomorrow, March 27th at 10am PDT / 17:00 UTC . In...
  • Blog Post: More ways to inject policies

    I wanted to quickly fill you in on a couple of new additions we've made to the Policy Injection Application Block since last week's CTP that will give you more control over which objects and members your policies are applied to. In the CTP, the only way of applying policies to members is via Matching...
  • Blog Post: Configuring the Policy Injection Application Block

    In my last post I promised you a bit of help in evaluating the preview of the Policy Injection Application Block which is in the February 2007 CTP of Enterprise Library 3.0 . I know Olaf is working on a tutorial (and knowing David I'll bet he's cooking up something too), but I wanted to give you a few...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Policy Injection Application Block

    Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about Enterprise Library 3.0, we have one last surprise in store: a new application block! The Policy Injection Application Block got off to a late start, but we're making good progress now and we'll ship the first public drop in the February...
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