Solution Folders in Enterprise Library

Solution Folders are a small but very useful new feature in Visual Studio 2005. If you haven’t stumbled across them, they let you group the projects in your solution into a logical hierarchy, rather than have them all at the same level. They are particularly useful for solutions with a lot of projects – and…

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Webcast about Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0

Want to find out more about what’s in store for the next release of Enterprise Library? Join me, Scott and Ron for the Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0 webcast this coming Thursday, 20th October at 11am US Pacific Time (18:00 UTC). Register now to attend live (which is best as you can ask us questions…

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GAT documentation in a wiki

Here in the patterns & practices team, people are inclined to go wiki-mad from time to time. We use them extensively internally for brainstorming and quick content creation, plus we have a bunch hosted on Channel 9 and elsewhere. A lot of this is due to the presence of wiki pioneer Ward Cunningham on our…

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New CTP of the Composite UI Application Block released – and introducing ObjectBuilder.

Our partners in crime over in the p&p smart client program have just released the October Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Composite UI Application Block. For those EntLib fans in the audience (especially those who like to get “down and dirty” in the internals), one piece of the new CTP that you may want…

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"What are we up to?" Webcast

I hope you enjoyed my last post about the current plans for the LOB program. If you’d like to find out more about any of this, as well as what’s happening in the other p&p programs, please join our webcast at October 6th 2005 at 11am Pacific Daylight Time (18:00 UTC). Update: You missed it live,…


What’s next in the LOB Program?

Not many people know (or for that matter, really need to know) that the patterns & practices team is internally organized into four “programs”. A program is basically an umbrella used to group related projects, with a dedicated budget and core team (although some people do work on different projects that span programs). The programs…

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