Enterprise Library 4.1 – October 2008 is Available for Download From here. This release includes: Support for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Interception mechanism in the Unity Application Block. Performance improvements. Usability improvements of the config tool. Fixes. Enjoy!
Enterprise Library 4.0 March 2008 CTP released The patters & practices team has announced the release of the EntLib 4.0 March 2008 CTP. 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 can call the methods of Enterprise Library and the application blocks from an application running in a partial trust environment. You can do this with the signed assemblies provided with Enterprise Library. There is no longer any...
Service Factory: Modeling Edition for Visual Studio 2008 is Live!
After the broken IDE changes were made, and the GAT and GAX were released for Visual Studio 2008 RTM, the Software Factories support for Visual Studio 2008 starting to show up.
Today, the p&p team has released the Service Factory: Modeling Edition February 2008.
You can download:
Service Factory: Modeling Edition Binary Release
Service Factory: Modeling Edition Source Code Release (Visual Studio 2008)
Just Released: GAT and GAX for Visual Studio 2008 RTM I have posted earlier about the broken DTE interfaces in Visual Studio 2008 that caused the GAT and GAX to break, which made the Software Factories to not work on Visual Studio 2008. Now that the February 2008 release of GAT and GAX support Visual Studio 2008, we can expect the software factories updates for Visual Studio 2008 to show up really soon. Downloads: Guidance Automation Extensions - February 2008 Release Guidance Automation Toolkit for Visual Studio...
Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008 I've written in the past about Software Factories Support for Visual Studio 2008, and mentioned that currently there is no support for Smart Client Software Factory for Visual Studio 2008. During the time that post was written, project Acropolis was alive and there were no plans to enable working with CAB and Smart Client Software Factory in Visual Studio 2008. Recently, when project Acropolis was stopped and the Composite WPF started instead, the plans were changed. According to Glenn Block, the team is now working...
Just Released: Service Factory Modeling Edition (v3) for Visual Studio 2005 As I've written in my post Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition Roadmap, the final release of Service Factory: Modeling Edition (v3) supports Visual Studio 2005 only. The Visual Studio 2008 release should be out around February, the same time that Visual Studio 2008 is launched. You can download the Service Factory Modeling Edition (v3) for Visual Studio 2005 release from codeplex. Watch the 15 minutes Walktrough This walkthrough provides a very brief introduction to people who either do not have a lot...
Acropolis Out, WPF Composite Client Applications in!
Back in June 2007, during Teched Orlando, Microsoft has announced the new Client Application Framework: "Acropolis". In the mean time, the patterns & practices team has announced that there are no plans for future releases of CAB and the Smart Client Application Block, and the support for WPF in CAB will be limited to Winforms Interop scenarions only (covered in SCSF May 2007 release).
As many incubation project in Microsoft, some are decided to be closed, as well as the Acropolis project. Yesterday, The Acropolis team has announced that the core Acropolis concepts will...
Enterprise Library 3.5 for Visual Studio 2008 After releasing Enterprise Library 3.X last May, and starting the Enterprise Library Contrib project, the team is currently working on porting Enterprise Library to work with Visual Studio 2008. According to Grigori Melnik, this includes improving existing application blocks as well as guidance on how to use them. Melnik also mentions, that moving to Enterprise Library 3.5 does not include introducing new application blocks. No official date was provided, but we can expect the release to be available after February 2008, after Visual Studio 2008 is officially launched. Together with...
EntLib Contrib is the community-driven open source project for extensions to the patterns & practices Enterprise Library.
Here's the quick list of everything in the September 2007 release; for more detailed documentation follow the link above.
Data Access Application Block extensions
MySql, SqLite and SqlEx providers
Exception Handling Application Block extensions
SqlException Wrap Handler
Logging Application Block extensions
Policy Injection Application Block extensions
New matching rules: And, Or and Not
New call handlers: CursorCallHandler, OneWayCallHandler, SynchronizedCallHandler, ThreadSafeCallHandler, TransactionScopeCallHandler
Validation Application Block extensions
New validators: CollectionCountValidator, TypeValidator<T>, ObjectValidator<T>, EnumDefinedValidator
Designtime enhancements: Lightweight type picker, Test command
Other extensions: Default...
Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition Roadmap
Don Smith has published the September Drop of the new Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition (formerly known as Service Factory v3). This drop contains only a newer version of the Service Factory Documentation, and can be found here.
Along with this drop, Don has updated the roadmap page for this software factory. Here are the highlights from this page:
The final community release of the Web Service Software Factory Modeling Edition is planned for October 30th, 2007.
This release contains the Service Contract Designer, Data Contract Designer and Host Designer.
The WSDL Import...