If you haven't seen this yet, Enterprise Library for .NET 2 has been released this month. Ent Lib 2's download is available as well as some webcasts and PowerPoint presentations that go through the features. Looks like the hands on labs will be coming soon.  Even if you never checked out Ent Lib 1.1 for .NET 1.1 you should spend some time looking at the new version for .NET 2. It comes with a series of application blocks that can jump start your application's development. Of course my favorite is the Data Access Application Block but I am also a fan of the Crypto Block, too. :-)  I'll be putting an article together for MSDN Mag that should appear later this year on the Data Access App Block in Ent Lib 2, as well.

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This is taken from the Patterns and Practices web site:

<BLOCKQUOTE dir=ltr style=”MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px”> <P>Enterprise Library, the collection of reusable and extensible application blocks for enterprise development, has been improved and updated specifically for Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 (January 2006)</P></BLOCKQUOTE>