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…


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…


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”…


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…


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…


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…