Tuesday, November 18, 2008

patterns & practices App Arch Guide 2.0 Beta 2

I have been excusing myself with numerous reasons for not writing the blog, and one of them was working on the Application Architecture Guide 2.0. Well good news is, yesterday we released our patterns & practices Application Architecture Guide 2.0 Beta 2.  

As our team defines it, its a Microsoft playbook for the application platform.  It's our guide to help solution architects and developers make the most of the Microsoft platform.  It's a distillation of many lessons learned.  It’s principle-based and pattern-oriented to provide a durable, evolvable backdrop for application architecture.  It's a collaborative effort among product team members, field, industry experts, MVPs, and customers.  This is the guide that helps you understand our platform, choose among the technologies, and build applications based on lessons learned and proven practices.

Please Download the Guide and help us improve it by providing feedback on the issues and discussion tabs of the codeplex site.


Friday, June 6, 2008

patterns & practices WCF Security Guide - BETA released

The wait is over!!, we have released BETA version of our WCF Security guide - patterns & practices Improving Web Services Security: Scenarios and Implementation Guidance for WCF.

The guide walks you through the security concepts of WCF with key guidance around those concepts. The chapters are ably supported by Guidelines, Checklists, Practices, Q&A and How Tos. It other words you can call it our Microsoft playbook for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF - "Indigo").

It shows you how to build secure WCF. It's a compilation of proven practices, product team recommendations and insights from the field.

Please Download the Guide and embark on the WCF journey securely!!


Thursday, April 10, 2008

WCF Security - Application Scenarios

Everyone gets excited - when they see the Application Scenarios our team has been creating. As our team defines it, "Application Scenarios are visual blueprints of skeletal solutions for end-to-end deployment scenario."

Each application scenario includes a skeleton view of a deployment topology of particular scenario and a skeletal representation of possible or recommended solution, with analysis of the solution applied.

For me this are visual patterns of scenarios and solution, where you can quickly scan what scenario pattern fits your application (or closest fit) and what is the possible or recommended solution.

But let me be clear here, the recommended solution will not necessarily be 100% fit to your scenario - but treat it as baseline and customize it to your scenario appropriately.

As part of our patterns & practices WCF Security Guidance Project - Yesterday we released a set of Application Scenarios.

Please have a look and provide feedback as to what all you will like to see, added in this Application Scenario catalog.