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Finding the Windows Phone 7 apps

I will admit. I haven’t been shy in showing off my Windows Phone 7 to my family and friends. I have...

Author: akMSFT Date: 11/16/2010

p&p Symposium attendees – where are they from?

  Last week Don and I blogged more details about the Symposium here and here and Michael kicked...

Author: akMSFT Date: 08/25/2010

p&p Symposium : Keynotes, Workshops, Sessions and more

  Every fall patterns & practices team hosts an annual p&p event at Microsoft Redmond...

Author: akMSFT Date: 08/16/2010

My “patterns & practices for Application Development” deck from Slovenia NT Konferenca and Sweden Dev Summit

As I mentioned in my last blog post, Don, David, Ade and I are in the road for the NT Konferenca in...

Author: akMSFT Date: 06/01/2010

Talking to customers and partners around the world about patterns & practices

In about a week and a half, I along with Don, David and Ade from the p&p team will be travelling...

Author: akMSFT Date: 05/13/2010

VS 2010 Launch and our book on VS 2010 ALM from Wrox

Congratulations to the VS team on the launch of VS 2010 yesterday. If you missed the launch keynote...

Author: akMSFT Date: 04/13/2010

Application Architecture Guide Layer Diagrams for Visual Studio

We at patterns & practices released the 2nd edition of Application Architecture Guide last year...

Author: akMSFT Date: 03/15/2010

patterns & practices for Windows Azure

“It's the next step, it's the next phase, it's the next transition,…” – Steve Ballmer said that...

Author: akMSFT Date: 03/08/2010

p & p приложения архитектуры руководство на русском языке…

and that means, p&p’s  Application Architecture Guide 2nd Edition is now available in...

Author: akMSFT Date: 02/14/2010

p&p Enterprise Library v5.0 and Unity 2.0 BETA 1 now available

The team just released the BETA 1 version of Enterprise Library v5.0 and Unity v2.0 Beta 1. Please...

Author: akMSFT Date: 02/08/2010

Prism and MEF – what’s the story?

We get questions ranging from “will next version of Prism use MEF?”, “How can we use MEF in the...

Author: akMSFT Date: 12/09/2009

patterns & practices GAT/GAX and Software Factories for VS 2010

With Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 out, I have seen increase in number of emails I get about GAT/GAX and...

Author: akMSFT Date: 11/05/2009

My trip to Ukraine and Russia

I had the fortune of travelling to Ukraine and Russia accompanied by my colleagues Don Smith and...

Author: akMSFT Date: 10/05/2009

Building WPF and Silverlight Applications with a Single Code Base Using Prism - MSDN Magazine Article

Erwin from patterns & practices team wrote an article for MSDN Magazine on "Building WPF...

Author: akMSFT Date: 08/17/2009

Survey says…

Not yet. We need your input first. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and let us know...

Author: akMSFT Date: 08/07/2009

Guidance for the Web from p&p

I am writing this blog post from India.  I am in Chennai on vacation and having a great time...

Author: akMSFT Date: 07/20/2009

Become a Fan of p&p summit!

Become a fan of p&p summit on Facebook by clicking here. We have a fan drive going on right now...

Author: akMSFT Date: 06/24/2009

I am a PC and have Windows 7 RC installed

I got my primary machine loaded with Windows 7 RC this past Friday. Had an issue with multiple...

Author: akMSFT Date: 05/05/2009

p&p Column in MSDN Magazine

I am sure many of you are regular readers of MSDN Magazine. We are happy to announce the launch of a...

Author: akMSFT Date: 04/28/2009

What’s in p&p SharePoint Guidance v2?

patterns & practices released SharePoint development guidance v1 back in November of last year....

Author: akMSFT Date: 04/15/2009

I voted. Have you?

Influence the features that makes it into the next version of Enterprise Library  v5.0. Grigori...

Author: akMSFT Date: 03/29/2009

VB Quick Starts and How-Tos for Prism v2.0

As promised, we are delighted to release quickstarts, How-Tos and HOLs in Visual Basic for Prism...

Author: akMSFT Date: 03/27/2009

2 more reasons to attend p&p summit…

Brian Harry and Douglas Purdy That’s right. Brian and Doug are now joining the p&p summit as...

Author: akMSFT Date: 03/19/2009

patterns & practices Summit 2009 is now open for registration.

p&p Summit 2009 will be held in Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Washington between Oct...

Author: akMSFT Date: 03/02/2009

p&p Software Factories, GAT/GAX and Visual Studio 2010

My p&p colleague Don Smith posted a blog with our high level plans for Software Factories and...

Author: akMSFT Date: 02/25/2009

Guidance for building WPF and Silverlight Applications

Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight v2.0 (PRISM) What’s PRISM? The Composite...

Author: akMSFT Date: 02/18/2009

BillG lets mosquitoes out at a California auditorium

Check out this great talk “How I’m trying to change the world now” by Bill Gates at TED. He brought...

Author: akMSFT Date: 02/07/2009

Installing Virtual PC 2007 SP1 in Windows 7

I tried to install Virtual PC 2007 in Win 7 beta and the installer crashed. I followed this...

Author: akMSFT Date: 01/19/2009

My MSDN Magazine article on Agile Planning with VSTS 2010

My first MSDN magazine article is now live. In this article I cover the product backlog and...

Author: akMSFT Date: 12/22/2008

Composite Application Guidance for WPF – Now in Japanese

We released the first version of Composite Application Guidance in July 2008. The Composite...

Author: akMSFT Date: 12/19/2008

p&p Application Architecture Guide v2.0 Poster

If you were at PDC 2008 or p&p Summit or TechEd EMEA Developers, you probably saw us handing out...

Author: akMSFT Date: 12/11/2008

Enterprise Library – A p&p crown jewel

A crown jewel. That is the term we use when referring to EntLib at p&p. With over 1.6 million...

Author: akMSFT Date: 12/09/2008

pnp Summit videos online

We concluded another great p&p Summit in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. This event garnered...

Author: akMSFT Date: 12/03/2008

My TechEd EMEA Tech Talks are live now!

While in Barcelona for TechEd EMEA, I did couple of Tech Talks. They are live now. Check it out....

Author: akMSFT Date: 12/02/2008

Webcasts on p&p Enterprise Library and Unity application Block

I got few people asking about this after my session at TechEd EMEA and p&p summit. Here are the...

Author: akMSFT Date: 11/17/2008

p&p goes on a release spree!

Microsoft p&p team was busy releasing several projects in the last week. Here is a summary of...

Author: akMSFT Date: 11/04/2008

PDC 2008 Agile Pre Conference Update

Thanks to those of you that attended the agile pre con at PDC 2008. If you haven’t done so already,...

Author: akMSFT Date: 10/31/2008

p&p Application Architecture Guide sequel

That’s right. p&p is working on the v2.0 of the Application Architecture Guide. J.D Meier just...

Author: akMSFT Date: 10/27/2008

Sessions on Agile Development at PDC 2008

PDC 2008 has started already. At least for those of us involved in the pre conferences and the...

Author: akMSFT Date: 10/26/2008

Yeah. I am going to LA. For PDC.

That's right. If you are going to be at PDC, I look forward to talking to you. Stop by and say...

Author: akMSFT Date: 10/17/2008

"Tools for Agility" - A panel discussion at p&p Summit

We have been running Microsoft patterns & practices summit for a few years now. The next summit...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/29/2008

Channel 9 Video: A peek inside a p&p Team Room

You have heard about the facility at p&p and how it’s built for agile teams. Now get a view...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/24/2008

Webcast: Using Scrum with Visual Studio Team System

Mike Azocar (one of the authors of the VSTS Lightweight Scrum template) will be presenting:...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/24/2008

New Agile Process Template for Team System from NetObjectives

In an earlier post, I mentioned about NetObjectives "Implementing Agile Development" process...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/24/2008

Index cards and Team System

At Microsoft patterns & practices, teams use Visual Studio Team System to manage their agile...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/19/2008

p&p Sessions at India Virtual TechDays

India DPE is organizing Virtual TechDays again this year between Sept 18th and 19th. My p&p...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/17/2008

Did somebody say Agile Pre Con at PDC 2008?

I sat down with Mary and Grigori during Agile 2008 Conference to talk about their plans for the...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/15/2008

Work Item Migration Utility from Conchango

Conchango released version 2 of their Scrum for Team System template several months ago. Simon...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/08/2008

Enterprise Library Web Casts

I just posted a blog entry about EntLib and Alex's article. I also wanted to share this list of web...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/05/2008

Alex Homer has figured it out

How to write less code and play more golf? For patterns & practices, Enterprise Library is an...

Author: akMSFT Date: 09/05/2008

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