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Beantown .NET Meeting on 10/6/2007: Chris Bowen

Beantown .NET is meeting on October 4.

For our October meeting we have Chris Bowen presenting “P&P and Enterprise Library 3.0”.

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers.  If you’re planning to come, please send me an RSVP using the contact form ( by 3pm on 10/6 – and let me know if you want free pizza.

Our new location (75 State St) has tighter security than our old location so please RSVP in advance in order to make your security check in process as smooth as possible. 

Future meetings:

• October 4 – Chris Bowen (Microsoft) on TBA
• November 1 – Michael Stiefel (Reliable Software) on Software-Oriented Architecture
• December 6 – Josh Smith (New York Times) on WPF


Beantown Meeting Details

When: Thursday, October 6, 2007, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Hollister, Inc.
75 State St., 9th Floor
Boston, MA


P&P and Enterprise Library 3.0

The Patterns & Practices group at Microsoft was formed to provide various forms of guidance to developers and architects creating applications with Microsoft tools and technologies.  The group keeps churning out great tools, reference code, and guidance to show you Microsoft’s and industry recommendations for designing, developing, and deploying great applications.  In this talk, we’ll introduce the deliverables from the P&P group, the concepts behind Enterprise Library, and cover the new features introduced with version 3.0.  You’ll see how Enterprise Library’s features might be leveraged to improve your own development efforts.  The tools and guidance from the P&P group are freely available with source code, and your awareness of them will help you be a more effective developer and architect.

Chris Bowen ( is Microsoft’s Developer Evangelist for the Northeast.  A software architect and engineer with over 15 years of experience, Chris joined Microsoft after holding senior architect and developer positions at companies such as Monster, VistaPrint, Staples, and IDX Systems and consulting on web presence and eCommerce projects with others.  He is coauthor of “Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System” from WROX and the upcoming “Essential Windows Communication Foundation” from Addison-Wesley.  He specializes in application architecture and building highly-scalable transactional web systems and holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Management Information Systems, both from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


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