Monthly Archive: November 2008


Application Architecture “Pocket Guides” Now Available

There have been a number of customer inuqiries to the Microsoft Application Architecture Guide 2.0 team for smaller, more focused guides. As a result, the team has created a series of application architecture pocket guides based on our Application Architecture Guide 2.0. Each guide is focused on a particular topic. We prioritized topics based on customer demand. Some customers wanted a focused guide on just the Agile Architecture Method, while others wanted a focused guide on the particular...


PDC 2008 Architect’s Cut

Microsoft has recently revamped it’s customer facing Architecture Portal.  It now features a selection of sessions from PDC 2008 that are particularly appealing for the architect audience.  Sessions can be launched on demand in the same page, maximized to full screen and eventually downloaded.                   But wait, there’s more! The Patterns & Practics team has been releasing a lot of valuable material as of late, including new...


Patterns & Practices SharePoint Guidance Released

Quick Links MSDN Site: SharePoint Guidance Future Friendly URL: Download: SharePoint Guidance – November 2008 CodePle Site: Community Forum: Guidance at a Glance This guidance helps architects and developers build SharePoint intranet applications.  The guidance contains a reference implementation that demonstrates solutions to common architectural, development, and lifecycle management challenges.  This guidance discusses the following: Architectural decisions about patterns, feature factoring, and packaging Design tradeoffs for comon decisions many developers encounter Implementation...

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