Connected Show #29 – Get LIT With Silverlight & WPF 4

In this episode, guest Pete Brown joins Peter to discuss the recent releases of Silverlight 4 & WPF4. Pete talks about how to “light up with COM” and do some crazy sh—tuff on your client. Mics, webcams, and sensors, oh my! WPF or Silverlight?  Which one should you be looking at when deciding a client…

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Connected Show #25 – Is That A Phone In Your Pocket?!

In this episode, guest host Andrew Brust joins Peter to cover the Windows Phone 7 Series news from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also, Andrew and Peter discuss the latest developer & interoperability news, including: The Enterprise Library roadmap from the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team, Zend Framework’s support for Windows Azure, and innovation…

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Enterprise Library 3.0 is Here!

EntLib 3.0 just dropped.  Go get the bits here. For more details, see Tom Hollander’s most excellent blog. Via Tom, here is a quick summary of the most significant changes: Validation Application Block. Allows you to centrally define validation rules using configuration or attributes, and easily validate data from anywhere in your application, including deep…

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Web Service Software Factory 1.0 Released

The patterns & practices team has been really busy lately delivering quality software.  Check out the new Web Service Software Factory. What is it?  The Web Service Software Factory (also known as the Service Factory) is an integrated collection of tools, patterns, source code and prescriptive guidance. It is designed to help you quickly and…

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Enterprise Library 3.0 January 2007 CTP Now Available

Via Tom Hollander… The second CTP of Enterprise Library 3.0 is now available to download on our CodePlex community site! Full details on this release are in the included release notes, but here are a few highlights: Validation Application Block (also see my previous post on this) Near-complete validator library Configuration tool support ASP.NET integration…

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Announcing ‘devStream’ for Developers

Today marks exactly one year since I’ve taken on the Developer Evangelist role at Microsoft here in New Jersey and New York.  Since then, I’ve gotten to meet many wonderful folks in the area developer community via various user groups, code camps, and other events.  People often ask me at those events what my “day job” is like.  Well, now my day…

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Initial Plans for Enterprise Library v3

Back in June, the Microsoft patterns & practices team began soliciting feedback for what features should be in the next version of the Enterprise Library.  The results are in, and now the team has just posted their initial plans for v3 of the Enterprise Library.   Read Tom Hollander’s blog for more information. The list looks…

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Getting Funky with the Enterprise Library

The various versions of the Enterprise Library have been around for about a year and a half now.  In that time, several folks in the community have built extensions, add-ons, and other various providers to make the Enterprise Library even more useful.  July saw a couple of these show up on the GotDotNet Workspace for…

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p&p "Industrial Strength" Releases

I mentioned in my “catch up” post that the p&p team had a couple of things going on and being released during July.  Getting ‘industrial’, they released three software factories: Web Service, Mobile, and Smart Client.  Here are the details on them: The Web Service Software Factory has officially been released.  After several interim drops,…

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New drop of the Web Service Software Factory available

Those agile hip-hopping p&p guys are at it again…  ‘dropping’ new software every few weeks!  They’ve just dropped a new build of their Web Service Software Factory for July.   Want to see the Enterprise Library application blocks in action in a realistic service oriented application? And would you like automated guidance to help you…

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