Microsoft Enterprise Library – Open Development Model

Microsoft Enterprise Library has a long and prominent history. Over the years, it has evolved into a mature collection of application blocks, each focused on addressing specific cross-cutting concern. New blocks have been introduced, while others become deprecated with the evolution of the .NET Framework and other Microsoft technologies. In p&p we highly value openness…

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Enterprise Library 6: Developer’s Guide Released

Just in time for the MVP Global Summit, I’m excited to announce the second edition of our guide-primer on the latest Microsoft Enterprise Library. The guide explains the concepts that drove development of the blocks, the kinds of tasks they can accomplish, and how they help you implement many well-known design patterns. And, of course,…

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Windows Azure autoscaling now built-in

One of the key benefits that the Windows Azure platform delivers is the ability to rapidly scale your application in the cloud in response to fluctuations in demand. Up to now, you had to write custom scripts or use other tools like Wasabi or MetricsHub in order to enable that. Last week during //Build, Scott…

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Microsoft Enterprise Library 6 – Wave 2 Release

Last month we shipped the new versions of Microsoft Enterprise Library and Unity. They’ve been very well received. Today we are pleased to add the following guidance assets to enhance the set of reusable components: Reference Implementation (RI) – an end-to-end sample application that showcases the use of various application blocks from Enterprise Library. Note the…

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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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Join us at the patterns & practices symposium 2013

Join my team for our flagship event – the patterns & practices symposium 2013. It will take place on Microsoft campus, Jan 15-17, 2013. Don’t miss the opportunity to see my colleagues and I speak on the latest projects coming from p&p and industry experts discussing the latest trends in software engineering. We have a…

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patterns & practices Global Online Symposium 2012

People are familiar with the patterns & practices summits and symposia that we have ran in various countries (China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, India, Argentina, Sweden, …) and our flagship annual event in Redmond. These events are an important part of our “customer-connectedness” with devs, architects, testers, designers working on Microsoft platforms. We have enjoyed…

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Microsoft’s CQRS Journey project to take community contributions

Almost 50 years ago, Marshall McLuhan coined and popularized the notion of a global village. And as a common adage goes, it takes a village to raise a child: our child is the CQRS Journey project. As many of you know, we’ve positioned the CQRS guidance project as a learning journey. We’ve formed a stellar…

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Silverlight Integration Pack for Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 released!

  Today we are releasing the Silverlight Integration Pack for the popular Microsoft Enterprise Library application blocks. This release provides guidance and reusable components designed to encapsulate recommended practices which facilitate consistency, ease of use, integration, and extensibility. It also addresses the needs of those who would like to port their existing LOB applications, that…

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On deprecation

Original blog post title: Deleting code is one of my favorite things This blog post is in response to a number of inquiries on the future of certain Enterprise Library features (this one, for example) and is meant to expose our thinking on code retirement/deprecation. Let me start by saying that we don’t make deprecation…

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