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…


Seattle CodeCamp talks

I forgot to post on this, well better late than never. This weekend I’m speaking at the Seattle CodeCamp on WCSF and SCSF. Actually Day one is over, which leaves one more talk left tomorrow on using SCSF and the Disconnected Service Agent. Session state injection your way with WCSF – Saturday, 1:45 to 3:00…


What is Differentiated UI? (and how it pertains to Composite WPF)

Over the past few weeks we’ve been doing a lot of deep exploration into what it means to build a composite UI within WPF. As soon as you set your foot into WPF land you come into contact with a concept known as Differentiated UI. You’ll hear this term often coming out various teams in…


Thinking about a name for Composite WPF

We’re in the early stages of the new Composite WPF. We’ve received a bunch of feedback from customers that the name needs work and doesn’t roll off the tongue.  This applies to the short form CWPF or the longer Composite Windows Presentation Foundation. We’ve been playing the name game internally to see if we could…


We’re revving SCSF and WCSF for VS2008

My blog has been quiet the past few days as I’ve been busy working on user stories for the new Composite WPF (formerly WPF Composite Client). You’ll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks as we get more clarity, by here’s some good news: 1. We’re working on the next release of WCSF…


If Acropolis is no more, what’s our commitment?

Recently there was a question on the forums from Bill Krat asking about p&p’s commitment around the future of SCSF/CAB. I can completely understand where Bill is coming from and I am sure many customers are wondering the same thing. For this reason I am going to reproduce part of that thread. Below is his…


DevTeach Vancouver sessions (NOT)

DevTeach is going on this week in Vancouver and kicking off tomorrow. Around this time tomorrow (12:30am) people will probably winding down from Jeffery’s Party with Palermo. I’m happy to have been invited to attend DevTeach and deliver three talks in lieu of David Hayden’s being unable to attend. The topics are one talk on…


Announcing WPF Composite Client

We just announced a new deliverable called WPF Composite Client. Due to the wonders of the blogosphere this is actually showing up as having been posted several days ago. Note to self, don’t post drafts anymore. Anyway, check out the “real” post here.


Trying to Grok CAB?

  Just came across this set of posts by Rick Newman which introduces you to the essentials of CAB. I love to see it when the community takes this kind of initiative. First Jeremy’s fantastic set of posts, then David’s book and now this. This has certainly been a good year for learning CAB 🙂…


Tech Ed 2007, I’ll be there

This year I’ll be attending in Barcelona presenting on the work we’ve been doing in Web Client vNext. I’ll also be doing a chalk talk session on factory usage in the real world along with David Platt and Mario Szpusta. WEB318 Web Client Software Factory (WCSF): Building Rich Internet Applications with ASP.NET AJAX and WCSF…