Tagged: Patterns & Practices


OBA Composition Reference Toolkit version 2.0 Released

Version 2.0 of the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit was released to the web today, on schedule and with all the great new features promised for the release. Version 1.0 of the toolkit was released at the Office Developer’s Conference in February 2008. Watch the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit Overview Video to get an overview of the toolkit, the motivations for creating it, and its intended use. Visit the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit site to access...


Unity Application Block v1.0 Released

Unity Application Block April 2008 Release (1.0) The Patterns & Practices team have recently released v1.0 of the Unity Application Block.  The Unity Application Block (Unity) is a lightweight, extensible dependency injection (DI) container. It facilitates building loosely coupled applications and provides developers with the following advantages: Simplified object creation, especially for hierarchical object structures and dependencies; Abstraction of requirements; this allows developers to specify dependencies at run time or in configuration and simplify management...


The Intial Release of the WCF Security Guidance

  Windows Communication Foundation Security Guidance The intial release of the WCF Security Guidance from the Microsoft Patterns & Practices team has been released to Codeplex.  The guidance contains how-to video and articles that describe common security practices when designing, developing, and deploying services built on WCF.  The guidance content consists of the following: How-To Videos: Host WCF in a Windows Service Impersonate the Original Caller in WCF calling from a Windows Form Using basicHttpBinding...


Web Client Software Factory Shipped

Web Client Software Factory 2.0 February 2008 Release Resources MSDN site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/webclientfactory Community site: http://www/codeplex.com/websf About the Deliverable The Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) provides a set of guidance for architects and developers building enterprise Web applications. The factory includes samples, reusable code and a guidance package which automates key development tasks from within Visual Studio. Using the Web Client Software Factory assets, developers can create Composite Web applications composed of independently developed and deployed...


OBA Composition Reference Toolkit

Our Architecture Strategy Team has recently unveiled a great solution geared at simplifying the task of building Office Business Applications (OBA) using the Microsoft Office System platform. The solution, called the OBA Composition Reference Toolkit,  surfaces the underlying composition capabilities of the 2007 Office System and provides a prescriptive application composition experience for Information Workers to build OBA solutions. You can head over to the Architecture Center on MSDN to get more information about the solution...

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