SharePoint application guidance is here!

I am WAY behind on my posts with a backlog that includes a MEF Module Loader, MEF Validation sample, MEF container refactoring, PDC, Kaizenconf thoughts, etc. Those have to wait though so I can announce this. patterns & practices just shipped new SharePoint application guidance. Here’s the summary: This guidance helps architects and developers design,…

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Elegant Code Cast on ALT.NET and Microsoft

Last week, David Start of Elegant Code and I got a chance to chat on ALT.NET, Open Source at Microsoft, and MEF. David was a great host who I am sure loved  responded as he through some curve balls at me. Actually it was a provocative discussion and I enjoyed being able to share my…

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Brian Noyes thoughts on Prism

Brian Noyes from IDesign is one of the great folks helping us in the design and development of Prism. Brian brings a breadth of experience with WPF, and has worked significantly with CAB. He also was the author of the click-once integration pieces in SCSF. Recently he put together a great post speaking on the…

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The Prism team and how we develop

We’ve got quite a diverse team for Prism that spans 3 continents. In Redmond Adam Calderon (Interknowlodgy), Arun Subramonian Namboothiri (Infosys), Prasad Paluri (Infosys), Francis Cheung, Julian Dominguez (Southworks), Bob Brumfield, Glenn Block, Blaine Wastell, Nelly Delgado, Brian Noyes (iDesign), and Larry Brader In Buenos Aires                       And India   Ezequiel Jadib, Mariano Szklanny  (Southworks)                        Gokul…

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PageFlow reborn

Many of you noticed that WCSF 2.0 did not ship with PageFlow. Early during the development of WCSF 2.0, we decided to break out the PageFlow application block and recipes into a separately downloadable package. There were several reasons foremost of which was that we wanted to make it easier to use Pageflow on it’s…

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Announcing the patterns and practices Patterns Factory

For some time now I’ve been working on a project that I’ve not been able to talk about. Well today, I am finally able to let the cat out of the bag. One of the challenges we’ve been hearing about from customers is around patterns. We hear they are way too hard to grok, and…

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Prism talk at WPF Bootcamp

Some months ago I delivered a talk on “Prism’ at the WPF Bootcamp. The talk gives a good overview of why we are doing this work. At the time of this demo it was very early, before we even started on the RI work. It does give a good idea of where we are heading,…

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Prism Drop 2

We just shipped our next “Prism” drop on codeplex. Below is a list of some of the significant changes. RegionManagerService no longer exposes AddViewToRegion. Added a sliding region to the shell which displays the watch list. Add to Watchlist functionality now works. A custom AddWatchCommand command uses a WatchListService to add the new item I…

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'Prism' RI first drop

Today is a historic occasion for the "Prism" team as our first drop of our Reference Implementation (RI) hits codeplex. In this post I will describe to you what the RI is, and what you can expect to see when you download it. Disclaimer: This will evolve (and change) significantly. At this stage of the…

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