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News Bits: Microsoft Empower for ISV, Autofac Article and Some WPF Patterns.

Bit 1: I’ve recently stumbled upon Microsoft Empower for ISV program. Now, that’s a deal - if you are an ISV developing for Microsoft technologies (or commit to deliver such a solution in 2 years) then for $400 per year you can get one MSDN Premium Subscription and for user licenses, up to five licenses to Vista, XP, Office 2003/2007, one server and up to for CALs to servers. The goodness lasts for up to 2 years. I wonder, what’s the catch?

Bit 2: Nicholas Blumhardt has published extremely thorough article on Dependency Injection with Autofac. The article is worth checking even if you think yourself to be familiar with this wonderful tool.

Bit 3: This blog post by Bryant Likes is an interesting collection of references to WPF-specific development patterns.