Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 3.0 – what would you like to see?

We’re getting ready to start the planning process for the next release of Enterprise Library which will target .NET Framework 3.0. In case you missed it, .NET Framework 3.0 is the new name for what used to be known as .NET Framework 2.0 combined with the new WinFX class libraries for WCF, WPF and WF….


Enterprise Library vNext – what would you like to see?

So now that Enterprise Library has been out for 2 weeks, I’m assuming that you’re all experts now :-). So what better time than now to start thinking about what you’d like to see in vNext. The next version will target .NET Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005 (“Whidbey”), and this alone means we need…


Validation Application Block: Revealed!

I’m sitting at home, still slowly digesting turkey, watching the snow fall outside the window, and trying to deal with the prospect of the imminent full work week. But while the 4 day weekend has definitely been a welcome break, the next week should actually be pretty interesting, with almost all of the Enterprise Library team in…


Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 – April 2007

Yes, it’s finally here. The patterns & practices team is pleased to announce the official release of Enterprise Library 3.0 – April 2007 for the .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0.   Highlights of this Release If you’ve been keeping up with the Community Technology Preview releases, there shouldn’t be anything too surprising in the final release, although…


Enterprise Library v3: The Plan

Thanks again to everyone who shared their ideas and priorities for the next release of Enterprise Library in the posts and surveys we ran earlier. We went through all of the responses, and also considered a bunch of additional factors such as technical complexity, maturity of the domain, and alignment with other deliverables and products. We…


Announcing the Policy Injection Application Block

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about Enterprise Library 3.0, we have one last surprise in store: a new application block! The Policy Injection Application Block got off to a late start, but we’re making good progress now and we’ll ship the first public drop in the February 2007 CTP….


Documentation in Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0 – What would you like to see?

Working on technical documentation can seem like a bit of a thankless task at times. When it is done poorly, everybody will complain loudly about it. On the other hand, if it is done well, most people don’t think about it at all. So overall I am taking it as a compliment to the Enterprise Library team…


Instrumentation in Enterprise Library

Edit: This content applies only to the 1.x (January 2005 and June 2005) releases of Enterprise Library. Instrumentation behaves differently in the 2.x (January 2006) release. Much of this has already been discussed in other forums, but there seems to be a fair bit of confusion about the instrumentation code in Enterprise Library, so I…


Just Released! Enterprise Library 3.0 – December 2006 CTP

If you’d planned to spend the Christmas holidays drinking beer, watching cricket and eating way too much (or whatever it is that you normally do at this time of the year in your part of the world), I’ve got some bad news for you. We’ve just released the first Community Technology Preview release of Enterprise Library…


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…