Finding the Windows Phone 7 apps

I will admit. I haven’t been shy in showing off my Windows Phone 7 to my family and friends. I have been very pleased with the phone. I know my kids (9 and 5) agree based on their experience playing few games on the phone. One question I get asked immediately is about the availability…

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p&p Symposium attendees – where are they from?

  Last week Don and I blogged more details about the Symposium here and here and Michael kicked off a new series called Behind the Curtain with a discussion about upcoming p&p events including the Symposium for Episode 1 and followd it up with a discussion on p&p planning for Episode 2. We are making…

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p&p Symposium : Keynotes, Workshops, Sessions and more

  Every fall patterns & practices team hosts an annual p&p event at Microsoft Redmond Campus. This year’s event called “p&p Symposium” is being held Oct 18th-22nd 2010. This year’s event has got a new name and a new price (it’s only $699 before Aug 31st and $999 after that) among many other exciting new…

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Talking to customers and partners around the world about patterns & practices

In about a week and a half, I along with Don, David and Ade from the p&p team will be travelling to Slovenia and Sweden to participate in patterns & practices event. My favorite part of the job is meeting with our customers and partners both to understand how they are using patterns & practices…

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VS 2010 Launch and our book on VS 2010 ALM from Wrox

Congratulations to the VS team on the launch of VS 2010 yesterday. If you missed the launch keynote yesterday, you can watch it on demand here. There are tons of demos, hand-on labs and presentations on VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. You can download the training kit here. VS 2010 ALM Book from Wrox:…

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Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams for Visual Studio

We at patterns & practices released the 2nd edition of Application Architecture Guide last year (It’s available in Russian here). This guide contains layer diagrams for the various application types such as web, services, RIA etc. (Chapter 20 – 28). In Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 you will find a new diagram type called “Layer Diagram”…

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patterns & practices for Windows Azure

“It’s the next step, it’s the next phase, it’s the next transition,…” – Steve Ballmer said that about Cloud Computing during his speech last week at University of Washington. You can watch web cast on demand here or read the transcript of his speech here.  At patterns & practices, what are we doing to provide…

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p & p приложения архитектуры руководство на русском языке…

and that means, p&p’s  Application Architecture Guide 2nd Edition is now available in Russian. I blogged about our trip last year to Ukraine and Russia to speak at the p&p summit. During that trip we had talked about localizing p&p deliverables with the local Microsoft team in Russia and Ukraine. And the local teams did…

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p&p Enterprise Library v5.0 and Unity 2.0 BETA 1 now available

The team just released the BETA 1 version of Enterprise Library v5.0 and Unity v2.0 Beta 1. Please download it, evaluate it and give us your feedback. You can run this version side by side with earlier versions. Excerpt from Grigori’s blog post: We are very excited about the improvements we’ve made to the overall…

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