Get logging in Windows Azure with Enterprise Library

Hi again – yes I know it’s been a while. Recently I’ve started a new role in Microsoft which involves helping customers deploy applications on Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. I thought it may be fitting it I kick this off with a post that bridges my (now quite) old role with my new…

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What do you think of the EntLib 5.0 configuration tool?

Hello again! It’s been a while, I know. I’ve been busy over the last few months with several projects, some of them software related, and one of them human – my son Jesse was born on 26 February 2010. Fun times! Meanwhile, back in Redmond, the p&p team has been busy working on Enterprise Library…

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See you at TechEd Australia and New Zealand

Just a quick post for anyone attending TechEd Australia and/or New Zealand, in the first couple of weeks of September 2009. I’ll be doing two presentations, so please stop by and say hello (and maybe even watch the sessions!). The sessions I’m presenting are: ARC302 – Introducing Enterprise Library 5.0 Be one of the first…

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What do you want to see in EntLib 5.0?

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a blogging vacation of late. Rest assured that I’m still here and I’ll try to get some good posts happening soon. But for now I just wanted to draw your attention to one of Grigori’s posts asking for your help in prioritising the features in…

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Enterprise Library 5.0 kick-off! Spend your $100 wisely!

It’s that time again – the kick-off for the next major release of Enterprise Library. I can’t believe we’re already up to version 5.0 – it doesn’t seem like that long ago when we were planning version 1.0. Anyway, you should know the drill by now. The patterns & practices team needs your input to…

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Just Released: Validation Application Block Hands-On Lab

Reposting Grigori’s announcement in case you missed it: Here’s a gift for the New Year’s. We have produced a new hands-on lab on validation with Enterprise Library. It contains 13 exercises that walk you through capabilities of the Validation Application Block in various application contexts: The first 11 deal with a Windows Forms data processing…

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Constructors and Inheritance – Why is this still so painful?

Recently my team discovered a limitation in the RelativeDateTimeValidator that ships with the Enterprise Library Validation Application Block. This validator is used to check if a DateTime object occurs within a configured time before or after Now. It’s a useful validator for checking things like birth dates and expiry dates. However we discovered that it…

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Speaking at WDNUG

It’s been a little while since I’ve presented at a public forum – particularly since I missed TechEd Australia after it clashed with my Great Barrier Reef holiday. However this is all going to change with my next live appearance in the centre of the known universe, Wollongong! More specifically I’ll be talking at the…

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Enterprise Library 4.0 – Get it while it’s hot!

It’s almost exactly a year since I handed in the keys to the Enterprise Library bus, but I’m still as excited as ever about the release of a new version. The team has just released Enterprise Library 4.0, which features all of the blocks you know and love updated for Visual Studio 2008, plus the…

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Enterprise Library 4.0 Community Technology Preview

From Grigori: We are pleased to announce the release of the EntLib 4.0 March 2008 CTP and invite your feedback. This release has been adapted to work with WMI version 2.0 and version 3.5 of the .NET Framework. Enterprise Library 4.0 has the Allow Partially-Trusted Caller attribute (APTCA) on all assemblies. This means that you…

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