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What's new in this release of Enterprise Library

About This Release of Enterprise Library

The aims and objectives of Enterprise Library

Introduction to Enterprise Library

The contents of Enterprise Library

Contents of Enterprise Library

How to configure Enterprise Library

Configuring Enterprise Library

How to use Enterprise Library in your applications

Adding Enterprise Library to Applications

How to deploy Enterprise Library

Deploying Enterprise Library

The design of Enterprise Library

Design of Enterprise Library

Using the Caching Application Block

The Caching Application Block

Using the Cryptography Application Block

The Cryptography Application Block

Using the Data Access Application Block

The Data Access Application Block

Using the Exception Handling Application Block

The Exception Handling Application Block

Using the Logging Application Block

The Logging Application Block

Using the Policy Injection Application Block

The Policy Injection Application Block

Using the Security Application Block

The Security Application Block

Using the Unity Application Block

The Unity Application Block

Using the Validation Application Block

The Validation Application Block

For information about how you can create your own application blocks, see "The Application Block Software Factory," which is available separately from the patterns & practices community site on CodePlex.