Prism and MEF – what’s the story?

We get questions ranging from “will next version of Prism use MEF?”, “How can we use MEF in the current version of Prism?” to “would MEF replace Prism?”. My colleague David Hill just did a blog post that addresses many of these questions. Check it out here Excerpts from his blog post: First of all,…


patterns & practices GAT/GAX and Software Factories for VS 2010

With Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 out, I have seen increase in number of emails I get about GAT/GAX and Software Factories. Don just posted this blog with an update on our plan. Please post a comment to that blog posting or send Don an email.   Excerpt from the blog post: “Since everything else…


My trip to Ukraine and Russia

I had the fortune of travelling to Ukraine and Russia accompanied by my colleagues Don Smith and Grigori Melnik. The two weeks trip was primarily for the p&p event at Kyiv, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia. Our itinerary also included several customer meetings and press interviews. This is one of the best trips I have been…


Survey says…

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Guidance for the Web from p&p

I am writing this blog post from India.  I am in Chennai on vacation and having a great time connecting with family and friends. It is a hot and humid and that is to be expected. What is not to be expected though is the traffic pattern here in Chennai. It  is important to watch…


Become a Fan of p&p summit!

Become a fan of p&p summit on Facebook by clicking here. We have a fan drive going on right now to get 250 fans by June 30th. If we hit that number, one lucky fan will get a free pass to the p&p summit. Act fast and become a fan. Accessories for your blog You…


I am a PC and have Windows 7 RC installed

I got my primary machine loaded with Windows 7 RC this past Friday. Had an issue with multiple monitor but a video driver upgrade took care of it. I am liking it so far. If you want to give it a try, here is the link to download Win7 RC bits: Happy downloading!


p&p Column in MSDN Magazine

I am sure many of you are regular readers of MSDN Magazine. We are happy to announce the launch of a new "patterns & practices" column starting with the May 2009 issue. Alex Homer from the p&p team authors the first installment : You Can Depend On Patterns and Practices If you have topic suggestions…


What’s in p&p SharePoint Guidance v2?

patterns & practices released SharePoint development guidance v1 back in November of last year. Check out this video for a brief overview and the patterns used. As you may know, we are working on the next version of the guidance which will cover: Enterprise Quality Tested and well understood scale characteristics Performance tuned application utilizing…