Just Released: Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 and Unity 1.2

From the floor of the Los Angeles Convention Center, I am writing this message in between many exciting PDC sessions and conversations with customers of Enterprise Library and other p&p assets. Microsoft patterns & practices is pleased to announce the twin release of Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.1 and Unity 1.2. What’s New in Enterprise Library…


Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008 released!

Friends, I am extremely excited to announce the release of the Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008. Congratulations to the team! Quick Links: –                 MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/entlib –                 Community Forum: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=119312 –                 Community Extensions: http://codeplex.com/entlibcontrib   What is Enterprise Library? Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist…


Enterprise Library 4.0 March 2008 CTP released

We are pleased to announce the release of the EntLib 4.0 March 2008 CTP and invite your feedback. This release has been adapted to work with WMI version 2.0 and version 3.5 of the .NET Framework. Enterprise Library 4.0 has the Allow Partially-Trusted Caller attribute (APTCA) on all assemblies. This means that you can call the…


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…


Enterprise Library product backlog

I’ve posted the current EntLib4 product backlog with prioritized stories on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/entlib/Wiki/View.aspx?title=EntLib4%20Backlog  There are two main areas we are working on: introducing the dependency injection block (which I blogged about in my previous post ) and making enhancements to the existing blocks.  As always, community feedback is welcomed. — Grigori  


Planning the next release of Enterprise Library

We, at patterns & practices, are planning a release of Enterprise Library for Visual Studio 2008 (Orcas). It will happen at around the same time Visual Studio 2008 is out (Feb 2008 as per our roadmap). At a minimum, you can expect the current functionality ported to Orcas. In order to identify potential opportunities for the…


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…