ARCast.TV - David Chappell on Effective IT Innovation

  David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates based in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology. In this episode David talk to Bob Familiar about Effective IT Innovation. David talks about how innovation is more than…


DC Citability Codeathon - Why the buzz?

Check out the following recent articles on the importance of citability and the upcoming codeathon in DC sponsored by Microsoft!! Enabling Eureka via Citeability by Lewis Shepherd, Microsoft Corporation Stop Fishing and Start Feasting: How Citable Public Documents Will Change Your Life by Silona Bonewald, League of Technical Voters If you are interested and in the area, come…


Track Stimulus Spending with SharePoint… new site LIVE on SharePoint Server 2007

One of the cool aspects of working at Microsoft is the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects.  It’s truly been a pleasure working on some great internet facing SharePoint websites that showcase the platform’s ability to service some of the internet’s most demanding websites and show it’s effectiveness as a web content management platform. …


Just released from Patterns & Practices: Developing SharePoint Applications

The Patterns & Practices team has recently released new guidance around building collaborative applications on the SharePoint platform. The goal of this release is to help customers understand how to develop large scale, content-driven SharePoint applications that extend the value of existing line of business systems.  It essentially focuses on three primary objectives: Large Scale…


Software Transactional Memory for the .NET framework

Very exciting stuff coming from DevLabs. This new concurrency model looks very promising for developers needing high scale and flexibility (but no time to implement it).  This release is currently for C# only. Have a look and play around with this new framework!   Enjoy! -Pat


Part 2 of my Interview with Pat Helland

I had such a great time with Pat talking about the future of computing. In Part 2 of my interview with Pat Helland he talks about the framing of unreliability and eventual consistency of transactions.   Check it out on the Channel9 ARCast!     Enjoy!! -Pat Weikle


ESB guidance

A new set of ESB guidance has been released by the Patterns and Practices team. Details below:       Microsoft patterns & practices is excited to announce the latest addition to the p&p library of software architecture guidance:   ESB Guidance 2.0 CTP October 2008 Release     Quick Links: –                    MSDN site:…


Announcing Enterprise Library 4.1

Hi Everyone! Our Architecture Patterns and Practices team just announced the latest revision for Enterprise Library! Quick Links: –                    MSDN site: –                    Community Forum: –                    Community Extensions:   What is Enterprise Library? Enterprise Library is a collection of reusable software components (application blocks) designed to assist software developers with common enterprise development challenges…


Improving Web Services Security Guide v1.0 Released by P&P Team

The Patterns & Practices Team have recently released v1.0 of the web services security guide (in PDF format) that shows how to make the most out of WCF.  With end-to-end application scenarios, it shows you how to design and implement authentication and authorization in WCF. Learn how to improve the security of your WCF services…


P&P ships Composite Application Guidance for WPF

  The Patterns & Practices team has recently released the Composite Application Guidance for WPF which provides guidance for “componetizing” the development of enterprise-class WPF applications across multiple development teams, with each team owning a piece of the application, and then seamlessly integrating these pieces into one homogenous application. Included in the guidance package is…