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Design Guidelines, Managed code and the .NET Framework

September, 2008

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    Simple Introduction to Extensible Applications with the Managed Extensions Framework

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    Recently my team has been working on the Managed Extensions Framework (MEF)... I have gotten a chance to explain the concept to folks and I think I have discovered a way to talk about MEF that folks can easily get. So I thought I'd spend a little time...
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    Building Business Applications with Silverlight?

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    I'd love to hear feedback and thoughts you have about building business focused applications with Silverlight.  What is motivating you to consider Silverlight?  if you have already started to evaluating, what is easy or hard about it? Related...
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    Managed Extensibility Framework released on CodePlex

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    I am super jazzed that we released the Managed Extensibility Framework CTP2 on CodePlex.  http://www.codeplex.com/MEF     We have taken a lot of good feedback in from the community... a few cool things here:   1. We shipped source...
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    Evolving a .NET Framework 2.0 Application to .NET Framework 3.5

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    I reader recently forwarded me an interesting case study that covers a very common scenario: Porting a .NET Framework 2.0 based application to .NET Framework 3.5.  The paper does a nice job of providing resources to get started with, how to learn...
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    VS2008 Multitargeting Gets Even Better with SP1

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    One of my favorite features of VS2008 is the ability to target older versions of the .NET Framework. This allows developers to use the latest and greatest tools even if some client machines can't be upgraded to the latest version of framework right away...
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    Looks like I created a new word: Peanut Buttering

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    Back in the early days of VS2008 planning, I captured some of our thoughts on planning and looks like some of them might be catching on.  I just ran across this entry .  I guess if a few more people use "Peanut Buttering" in this context...
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    CSLA.NET Comes to Silverlight

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    I have heard many customers ask about building business applications on Silverlight... the union of a great .NET programming model web-style deployment\update and rich user experience makes Silverlight an attractive option.  Rockford Lhotka recently...
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