"Enterprise Library 3.0 – What’s New?" Webcast on tomorrow, March 27th

We’re currently putting the final coat of polish onto Enterprise Library 3.0, and we should have the release out the door right at the start of April. But we wanted to get a head start on the launch party with our first EntLib 3.0 webcast, which is on tomorrow, March 27th at 10am PDT /…

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Clarius updates the Software Factories Toolkit

Hot on the heals of the release of the February 2007 CTP of the Guidance Automation Extensions and Guidance Automation Toolkit, Clarius has just launched the February 2007 CTP of their Software Factories Toolkit. The SFT provides a number of new tools and capabilities designed to simplify the process of building software factories using GAT…


It’s Webcast Time!

We’ve been in a bit of a webcast drought in p&p for a little while, but we’re trying to make some amends over the next couple of months with a number of webcasts about Enterprise Library and Software Factories. Here’s the schedule for the first few: Webcast Presenter Date and Time How to Use the Web…

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Just Released: GAT and GAX, February 2007 CTP

After a false start a couple of weeks ago (when it was still February), we’re pleased to announce that we’ve finally released the February 2007 CTP of the Guidance Automation Toolkit and the Guidance Automation Extensions. These technologies are increasingly important to patterns & practices, and to many of you, since they form the foundation…

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Software Factory Building Roundup

There have been a few great posts in the last couple of weeks about building software factories. Jezz Santos and Edward Bakker have been posting a series of articles titled Factories 201 to take people beyond the basics. To date, they have posted on the following: What are they (concretely)? (Edward) When would you build…

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Software Factories: 100,000 served!

Soma, our division’s VP, has just announced on his blog that the first four patterns & practices software factories have reached the milestone of 100,000 downloads. If you haven’t checked out the Web Service Software Factory, Web Client Software Factory, Smart Client Software Factory or Mobile Client Software Factory, you’re risking being labeled as seriously…

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Just Released: Web Service Software Factory for WCF!

Via Don: the December 2006 release of the Web Service Software Factory is now available! This is a major new release that supports building services with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Don (ever so eloquently) lists his highlights as: WSDL-first support. This feature definitely wasn’t the most challenging to include, but I still love it. I’ve…

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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…

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Clarius releases Software Factories Toolkit CTP

In order to build the best possible deliverables, the patterns & practices team pulls in a number of external specialists and industry experts to work on our teams. For the last couple of years, we’ve been working very closely with Clarius Consulting (as well as other companies and individual consultants) on a large number of projects,…

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Block Building Made Easy

One of the coolest new capabilities we’re building for Enterprise Library v3 is the Application Block Software Factory. As its name ever-so-subtly suggests, this will be a software factory for building your own application blocks. We’ll be including an early drop of this factory in the first preview release of Enterprise Library v3 (soon, I…

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