My MSDN Magazine article on Agile Planning with VSTS 2010

My first MSDN magazine article is now live. In this article I cover the product backlog and iteration backlog spreadsheet in VSTS 2010 and how these can be used in planning agile projects. Here is the link to the article: Agile Planning Tools In Visual Studio Team System 2010 Happy Reading!


Composite Application Guidance for WPF – Now in Japanese

We released the first version of Composite Application Guidance in July 2008. The Composite Application Guidance for WPF is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) client applications. This guidance will help you design and build flexible composite WPF client applications—composite applications use loosely coupled, independently evolvable pieces that work…


p&p Application Architecture Guide v2.0 Poster

If you were at PDC 2008 or p&p Summit or TechEd EMEA Developers, you probably saw us handing out the poster (see image below) and you probably got one yourself. Many people asked me if this is available online for download. Now it is. Download p&p Application Architecture Guidance v2.0 poster |.pdf | .xps |


Enterprise Library – A p&p crown jewel

A crown jewel. That is the term we use when referring to EntLib at p&p. With over 1.6 million downloads and used by customers of different sizes and in different industries, Enterprise Library is by far the most successful p&p release. Check out this post by Grigori Melnik, Program Manager of Enterprise Library. Also, if…


pnp Summit videos online

We concluded another great p&p Summit in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. This event garnered the highest satisfaction score of all the summit held so far. 99% of the attendees indicated they will recommend this summit to others. We have published the recording of the following 3 sessions from the summit online. Distributed Agile…


My TechEd EMEA Tech Talks are live now!

While in Barcelona for TechEd EMEA, I did couple of Tech Talks. They are live now. Check it out. Microsoft patterns and practices SharePoint Guidance Watch this discussion on the recent guidance coming out of the Microsoft patterns and practices team relative to how to develop for SharePoint.   Downloads: WMV Lo | WMV Hi…


Webcasts on p&p Enterprise Library and Unity application Block

I got few people asking about this after my session at TechEd EMEA and p&p summit. Here are the links to the three recent web casts on Enterprise Library 4.0 and Unity DI block. Taking advantage of Microsoft Enterprise Library 4.0 for Visual Studio 2008 ( Introduction to dependency injection with Microsoft Enterprise Library Unity…


p&p goes on a release spree!

Microsoft p&p team was busy releasing several projects in the last week. Here is a summary of what was released and what is coming shortly. Name What is it? CodePlex Site / Download Link Enterprise Library v4.1 Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common…


PDC 2008 Agile Pre Conference Update

Thanks to those of you that attended the agile pre con at PDC 2008. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to fill out the eval form to let us know what you liked, what you didn’t and what can we do to make it better the next time. Eval form is…


p&p Application Architecture Guide sequel

That’s right. p&p is working on the v2.0 of the Application Architecture Guide. J.D Meier just announced the availability of Beta 1 of this guide. Check it out here. If you are at PDC, stop by the p&p pavilion to get this cool App Arch poster. It looks like a sticky note and it…