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  • Blog Post: Guidance for HTML5 Web Development for Modern Browsers Shown in Project Silk

    Project Silk provides guidance for building maintainable cross-browser web applications that are characterized by an intentional design, rich interactivity, and a responsive user interface (UI), resulting in an immersive and engaging user experience (UX). Such applications take advantage of the latest...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Pattern & Practices New Guide: Developing Applications for the Cloud

    This book is the second volume in a planned series about Windows Azure™ technology platform. Volume 1, Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Windows Azure Platform, provides an introduction to Windows Azure, discusses the cost model and application life cycle management for cloud-based applications...
  • Blog Post: Register Now for patterns & practices Symposium

    This year's patterns & practices Symposium will feature five days of workshops, sessions, open forums, peer networking, social events, and a lot of interaction with the patterns & practices team, top rated industry leaders and members of many Microsoft product teams. The event is in Redmond,...
  • Blog Post: Labs Help You Get Started with Enterprise Library 5

    Check out the download center for free hands-on labs for Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 and Unity 2.0. These labs were built by developers for developers, and they cover all application blocks and advanced configuration scenarios. Labs include Caching, Configuration Sources, Cryptography, Data Access...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices Releases Enterprise Library 5

    The patterns & practices team has released version 5 of the Microsoft Enterprise Library. This major release of Enterprise Library contains many compelling new features and updates that will make developers more productive. These include: Major architectural refactoring that provides improved testability...
  • Blog Post: p&p Provides Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams

    patterns & practices has released Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams for Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Edition. The diagrams includes custom toolbox items for Layer Diagrams and Layer diagrams from Microsoft Application Architecture Guide 2nd Edition. This extension package contains five...
  • Blog Post: Beta for Enterprise Library Released by patterns & practices

    BETA1 releases of Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 and Microsoft Unity 2.0 have been released by the patterns and practices team . You’ll find improvements made to the overall Enterprise Library architecture and configuration experience in both of Enterprise Library and Unity. Enterprise Library is also...
  • Blog Post: Future of Enterprise Library Discussed in Video

    The Microsoft Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges. Application blocks are provided as source code plus documentation that can be used "as is," extended, or...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices For Developing on SharePoint Shared

    As ISVs, you may want to extend your application into your customer SharePoint sites. The patterns & practices team has put together guidance to assist you  building collaborative applications that extend your line-of-business (LOB) systems. The recently published guidance. This guidance will...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices for Your Software Available for Free

    Here’s a quick summary of software and tools that offer best practices for you to use in your software from patterns & practices : Enterprise Library v4.1 is a collection of reusable software components that help developers with common development needs such as logging, validation, data access, and...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with ‘Patterns in the Cloud’

    Everything that you read these days seems to suggest that you should be moving to the cloud. But where do you start? Which applications and services should you be moving? How do you build the bridge between on-premises and the cloud? And more importantly, what should you be looking out for along the...
  • Blog Post: .NET RIA Services Simplifies Web Development Efforts

    Microsoft .NET RIA Services simplifies the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together the ASP.NET and Silverlight platforms. RIA Services provides a pattern to write application logic that runs on the mid-tier and controls access to data for queries, changes and custom operations. It...
  • Blog Post: Join for XAMLfest Recorded Sessions, Online Live June 1 – 5

    XAMLfest Online will be delivered via a combination of live and recorded content. Recorded content can be accessed at any time, but each recorded session should be viewed prior to its related live session. Live sessions will take place twice daily for a duration of 2 hours each. Morning sessions will...
  • Blog Post: Soma Provides Catalog of Development Tools

    S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President Developer Division, has provided a catalog of developer tools that have been released or updated in the past few months. The catalog includes 36 links to products. You'll find the catalog at his blog at Deliverling Ongoing Value . He writes, "I thought it would...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices Publishes Rich Internet Application Pattern

    Microsoft’s patterns & practices team has published an RIA pattern under the Application Architecture Guide 2.0 project. The pattern addresses a 3-tier scenario providing a solution for it. And although the document can be applied regardless of platform, it does show how the Microsoft technologies...
  • Blog Post: Pocket Architectural Guides Focus on Agile, Web, Mobile, RIA, Client Architectures

    The patterns + practices team has had multiple customers ask our app arch guide 2.0 team for smaller, more focused guides. As a result, we created a series of application architecture pocket guides based on our Application Architecture Guide 2.0 . Each guide is focused on a particular topic. We prioritized...
  • Blog Post: Guidance Assists Modular WPF Application Development

    You can build Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications easier across multiple development teams with Composite Application Guidance for WPF . This guidance is intended for software architects and developers who are building enterprise WPF client applications. The guidance uses a number of design...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 4.0 Assists Developers with Guidance, Code

    The patterns & practices team has shipped Enterprise Library 4.0 , a collection of reusable software components, known as application blocks , designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges, such as logging, validation, data access, exception handling. The...
  • Blog Post: Create Managable Apps Using a New Health Modeling Tool Available for VSTS

    You customers may be using System Center Operations Manager 2007 to monitor your environment, but what about your applications? Architects, developers and IT Pros have a new tool available to build highly manageable applications that can be monitored by Operations Manager. Making your applications...
  • Blog Post: Unity CTP released

    The first community technology preview (CTP) of the Unity Application Block (Unity) has been released. It is a lightweight extensible dependency injection container with support for constructor, property, and method call injection. Unity addresses issues faced by developers engaged in component-based...
  • Blog Post: Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition ships

    You can now visualize your web service as a model to quickly build your WCF or ASMX web services. The Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of resources that helps you quickly and consistently build WCF and ASMX web services...
  • Blog Post: Web Client Software Factory 2.0 ships

    The Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) provides a set of guidance for architects and developers building enterprise Web applications. The factory includes samples, reusable code and a guidance package which automates key development tasks from within Visual Studio. Using the Web Client Software Factory...
  • Blog Post: Gudiance Automation Extensions and Guidance Automation Toolkit - February 2008 final release

    The Guidance Automation Extensions (GAX) expands the capabilities of Visual Studio by allowing architects and developers to run guidance packages, such as those included in Software Factories, which automate key development tasks from within the Visual Studio environment. The Guidance Automation Toolkit...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Service Bus Guidance for BizTalk Server 2006 R2

    The Microsoft ESB Guidance extends the functionality of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 to provide a range of new capabilities focused on building robust, connected, service-oriented applications. The following are some of the core capabilities that the ESB Guidance provides to enhance BizTalk Server 2006 R2...
  • Blog Post: New TFS and Web Testing Guidance Released

    The Patterns & Practices team has released two new documents.  The first is a guide to help you get the most out of Team Foundation Server.  The second will aid all of you web application developers who have been looking for better ways to performance test your apps: Team Development with...
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