Enterprise Library v3: Validation Application Block

I just received an email pointing to Tom Hollander’s blog posting “Validation Application Block- Revealed!”. (For those of you who don’t know, Tom is a Product Manager for the patterns & practices group.) The new Validation Application Block sounds very promising, allowing validation rules to be specified through the... [Read More]

The Birth of the CLR

I recently came across the blog of Patrick Dussud, who is the lead architect of the CLR/UIFX group. His first (and currently only post) discusses his role in the birth of the .NET CLR. There is a link to a mailing list archive that also gives some more... [Read More]

Can a Manager Be a Techie and Survive?

Computerworld recently ran an article titled “Can a Manager Be a Techie and Survive?“ In it, the author presents the view that it is the only way. I agree with her up to a point. In both my opinion and the author’s opinion, those who manage techies must have... [Read More]

Vista Goes Gold!

Earlier today Microsoft announced that Vista is finally complete, after over 5 years of work. Expect to see it hit the consumer and small-business market by the end of January 2007. Large companies will have access to it by the end of the month. For more details, read the... [Read More]

.NET Framework 3.0 is here

Earlier today Microsoft released the newest version of the .NET Framework. If you have any previous beta versions installed, you must uninstall them before installing the final release. Make sure to install the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (WCF & WPF), November 2006 CTP as... [Read More]