Enterprise Library 5 – what’s on your wish list?

We’ve started our planning of the Enterprise Library 5. This is your chance to send us suggestions, comments, screams… These may include ideas for new blocks, new providers for existing blocks, integration with new .NET Framework 4.0 features, improvements to the design-time experience, performance improvements, support of specific deployment/operations scenarios, documentation/training support etc. I am…

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Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Released!

Last Friday I signed off on the last quality gates!  Yesterday we had our Release Readiness Meeting, which gave a resounding GO to the Enterprise Library 5.0 and a round of applause to the team. As one of the directors concluded “It is a beautiful thing… Not just the product, but also how you’ve got…

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Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Silverlight – what do you want to see in it?

Update 12/09/2010: Thank you all who posted their thoughts in response to this blog and in the forums. A preliminary backlog of stories is now posted and available for voting. http://EntLibSL.mswish.net — Silverlight, originated as a rich media platform, is emerging as a business application platform too. Enterprise Library has traditionally supported line-of-business (LOB) application…

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GAX/GAT 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 (GAT) is a guidance package which allows architects to author rich, integrated user…

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Enterprise Library 5.0 – tentative product backlog published, story/feature prioritization is open – your participation is invited!

EntLib Community! First of all, let me thank all of those who actively took part in providing their ideas and suggestions for the next version of EntLib. There are over 50 comments posted to my original invite and a similar number of emails, all of which have been reviewed by the EntLib team. In addition,…

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Just released – Microsoft Enterprise Library 6

Five months ago we formulated our vision for the new version of Enterprise Library. Now we are delivering on it. I’m excited to announce the latest release of Microsoft Enterprise Library: version 6. What is Enterprise Library? Enterprise Library is made up of application blocks, each aimed at managing specific crosscutting concerns. Crosscutting concerns are…

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DIAB is now Unity

First of all, we finally came up with a name for the DI container we are building. A drum roll, please… We’ve decided to call it “Unity” as a container that epitomizes a quality of one (system) being, comprising, or consisting of a number (of parts/components). It may not be as descriptive as other blocks…

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New GAX/GAT July 2007 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of the July 2007 CTP of the Guidance Automation Toolkit and Guidance Automation Extensions. (Note, the updated MSIs are published and available for download; while the MSDN page may still be saying February 2007 – that will be fixed as soon as MSDN changes propagate)  New in this release It is a minor update…

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New Guide: Dependency Injection with Unity

About 20 years ago, Grady Booch, a world renowned software development visionary, stated in his essay Coming of Age in an Object-Oriented World that “our ability to imagine complex applications will always exceed our ability to create them”. Reflecting on this prediction today, we can see how software systems have evolutionarily become more and more…

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Enterprise Library vNext – Simplified!

TL;DR edition We are simplifying EntLib. Next version targets Windows 8/Windows Server 2012 and .NET4.5. Help shape the release. Provide input via Uservoice.   Full edition It’s been over 2 years since the last major release of Microsoft Enterprise Library. That release (v5.0) was the most successful release to date with over 1.5 million downloads…

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