Just Released! GAT, and all sorts of other cool stuff…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks over in Building 5! With the holidays approaching quickly, the whole group has been working hard to get a bunch of great deliverables out before the silly season comes into full swing. And I’m pleased to say that things have gone well – and even though EntLib didn’t…

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Scott says farewell to p&p

Scott Densmore has just officially announced that he’s leaving the patterns & practices team to pursue other opportunities within Microsoft. While I’m personally very sad to see him leave our team, I fully understand the need to try something new every now and then (hey, I moved halfway across the world for similar reasons!). Scott…

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Enterprise Library Core Architecture Webcast

So what’s this Configuration Source thing meant to be? Why do you have so many kinds of factories? How can I reuse the instrumentation capabilities in my own app? What’s different in the new Configuration Designtime? Get the answers to these and many more questions at the Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0: Core Architecture…


Enterprise Library Update

December is here, and I know that a lot of you are getting anxious for an update on Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0. So here’s the latest: We are now code complete on all blocks (with the exception of Cryptography), including all of the designtime and config tool. We still have a bit of…

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GAT Release Plans

Those diehard p&p fans in the audience are no doubt familiar with the Guidance Automation Toolkit (or GAT). We first launched GAT in May 2005, and so far it has had little fanfare – but this is in fact one of our most significant deliverables. GAT allows architects and developers (that includes us as well…

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Say g’day to another p&p blogger

At long last, Jason Hogg has launched his own blog, titled (of course) The Hogg Blog. For those who don’t know Jason, he’s a Program Manager in our team, currently working on the Integration and Web Services program. He’s also another Aussie – well kind of, he can’t make up his mind – but he definitely…


What’s up with the Cryptography Application Block?

I know that when many of you downloaded the November CTP of Enterprise Library, you were surprised to find out that it didn’t include the Cryptography Application Block. That’s not too surprising, as it took our team by surprise as well. I wanted to give you a little more background on what brought us to…

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Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0 – November CTP now available!

We’re pleased to announce that the November Community Technology Preview of Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0 is now available to download (and on the same day as the Visual Studio 2005 launch too – what a coincidence! We’ve done a lot of work since the August CTP, and you will find this release is…

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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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