New Release: Enterprise Library 6.0 & Unity 3.0

Patterns & practices (p&p) just released a new version of the Enterprise Library and the Unity Dependency Injection Container.

Grigori’s release notes can be found here.

The binaries and source code for EntLib can be downloaded from MSDN. Those for Unity are quite well hidden for some reason… Grab them here.

Enterprise Library 6.0 – Semantic Logging Application Block CTP

The first bits of EntLib6 are out! Welcome the Semantic Logging Application Block!

It’s based on Event Tracing for Windows (ETW, which is baked into the Windows OS) but additionally offers support for classic logger targets like flat files, databases etc. It provides a structured, extensible log format for all of your log messages which makes processing and searching your log much more convenient.

Read more on the background of semantic logging or directly get some code and start experimenting with the CTP.

Microsoft p&p Advisory Board Member

Last week Grigori Melnik, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft patterns & practices and responsible for the development of the Microsoft Enterprise Library and Unity Dependency Injection Container, asked wether I would like to join the Advisory Board for EntLib6/Unity3.

I happily accepted the invitation đŸ™‚

I’m looking forward to participating in the development of a great tool set and learning how p&p works! Thanks for the chance to give something back to you guys!