Don’t overlook Enterprise Library 5.0 Migration Guide

Enterprise Library users’ community, hello!

The 5.0 release has received quite the welcome from so many of you with many thousands in downloads and hundreds of tweets and blog posts just in 3 days after the release.

I would like to draw your attention to one piece of guidance we’re providing as a part of v5.0 release. It is the migration guide. This is a part of our ongoing commitment of addressing learnability of Enterprise Library and helping you to get going with it quickly.

This guide explains the opportunities open to you for migrating applications built using Enterprise Library versions 3.1, 4.0, and 4.1, and versions 1.0 and 1.1 of Unity to use version 5.0 or Enterprise Library and version 2.0 of Unity. It also serves as an aid for initial evaluation of effort required to move to 5.0.

Because individual application scenarios and environments vary, and the way Enterprise Library and Unity are used within existing applications will differ considerably, this guide cannot guarantee success in every situation. However, it contains practical guidance that is based on knowledge gathered during the development of Enterprise Library 5.0, and through test migrations of a range of different existing applications.

One more comment of importance for those who are on v.4.0 or 4.1 and are considering v5.0. Side-by-side is supported so you are not required to uninstall or change your current development environment in order to evaluate 5.0.

Microsoft Enterprise Library 5.0 Migration Guide can be downloaded from from MSDN in PDF and XPS formats.

There’s also a community page on Codeplex that allows you to post comments. Should you find a scenario or a migration tip that is not covered by the guide, please share it with the rest of the community there.