patterns & practices Developer Center

This section contains retired patterns & practices releases and articles. They are provided as a courtesy, and have in many instances been replaced or superseded by more up-to-date materials.

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Recommendations on how to design and develop custom applications using the Microsoft platform.

By using patterns & practices offerings, you can accelerate the design and development of your custom applications, reduce project technical risk, and position yourself to take advantage of future Microsoft technologies. Each patterns & practices offering contains a combination of written documentation and re-usable source code. Many also include a reference implementation. This combination provides you with a solid starting point for your application, and a set of proven practices to aid your development.

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