Monday, May 28, 2007

Smart Client Software Factory New Release

May 2007 version of the Smart Client Software Factory has just been released.

There are a few new blocks in this release, the interesting ones are:

  • Connection Manager Application Block
  • Disconnected Service Agent Application Block
You can download the Smart Client Software Factory from here:

UPDATE: If you want the Mobile Client Software Factory, get it here.

Smart Client Software Factory: Orientation Aware Control

The Orientation Aware Control which comes as part of the patterns and practices Mobile Client Software Factory for Windows Mobile, enables you to write one set of source to target a range of multiple form factors, resolutions and screen orientations.

The block (or shall I say factory), implements the "magic" similar to how localization is done in .NET.

You can download the latest (May 2007) Smart Client Software Factory here:

I also recently came across the following Web Cast which is very informative into the effectiveness and use of this particular block:

Monday, May 07, 2007

Channel 9 Windows Mobile 6

Interesting video recently posted on Channel 9. Some really cool new features in particular voice recognition on WM6 - can't wait to get my hands on one of these!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Enterprise Library 3.0 Released

There are some new Application Blocks in this April 2007 Release as well as .NET 3 support. Some interesting ones are:

Validation Application Block - This is worth a look
Policy Injection Application Block

Get the source here: