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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A Follow-up on PIAB+WCF Integration

  Last month I posted an entry describing how to invoke the Policy Injection Application Block at WCF service boundaries by using custom WCF behaviours. Since then I’ve discovered a couple of new things that I thought you might be interested in. First, my (OK, actually my wife’s 🙂 February 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine…

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Dependency Injection coming in EntLib v4

Just a quick note in case you missed Grigori’s announcement on the patterns & practices team’s plan to focus on Dependency Injection in the upcoming release of Enterprise Library, now apparently known as v4 (not v3.5 as announced previously). If you have any wish lists please provide them directly to Grigori or on the CodePlex…

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Invoking the Policy Injection Application Block at WCF Service Boundaries

Back when we originally designed the Policy Injection Application Block for Enterprise Library 3.0, we made a conscious decision not to target the block at WCF service boundaries. This wasn’t because we didn’t think there was value at injecting cross-cutting concerns at service boundaries – in fact it’s one of the most interesting places to…

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p&p in the Real World: First Impressions

As a product manager at patterns & practices, I got to write a lot more code than most people would expect from a product manager. However the nature of the job and the team meant that it was basically all prototypes and samples. So after over 3 years, it’s very exciting to be working as a…

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First Release of EntLib Contrib

Sorry my blog has been a little quiet lately, as I’ve been spending most of my time unpacking boxes. While our place is still a bit of a disaster, most of the boxes are finally empty so hopefully I can get back to a bit more blogging. The other thing I’d hoped to be doing…

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Enterprise Library 3.1 is coming!

While I’ve been jetsetting around the world, in Redmond the Enterprise Library team has hard at work putting together the 3.1 release. Before you get too excited, this is really just a maintenance release addressing a small number of issues discovered since the release of 3.0. Here is a summary of the main changes: Policy…

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Reminder: Policy Injection Application Block webcast on this week

Ready to pimp your objects? Make sure you come along to my final webcast as a p&p team member, Introducing the Policy Injection Application Block. It’s on this coming Tuesday, May 8th at 1:00pm PDT or 20:00 UTC. Chris Tavares (get a blog!) and Ed Jezierski will be helping out with demos and witty interjections. See you…


Enterprise Library 3.0 Drill-Down Webcasts

Right about the time we released Enterprise Library 3.0, Ed and I presented a webcast that gave a quick tour of all of the new features of the release. We got a lot of attendees, downloads and good feedback, however since we covered so much ground it wasn’t possible to go into too much detail…

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