Prism v4 - roadmap ?

May 23, 2010 at 10:43 AM

I read a while back that the P&P team expected to start work on V4 in April and that they would be providing code drops every couple of weeks. Sounds great but for the last month I've not seen any posts about the new version. I realize that it might be 3rd qtr before its release but it would be great to get some feedback on progress. At the very least maybe someone could update the page so it allows us to specify a Prism v4 tag so that we can start some discussions. Please don't leave us in the dark in the same way that the people who have been waiting years for the Microsoft Ribbon.

Thanks in anticipation,


May 27, 2010 at 7:24 AM

I join to that question. 

May 27, 2010 at 8:11 PM
Edited May 27, 2010 at 8:12 PM


So far there is not an official roadmap for Prism v4. Nevertheless, as you can read in David Hill’s post the team has kicked off the project. Hopefully, we can expect a drop soon, although there is not official information about it.
Regarding the Prism v4 tag, this is something that we plan to create when the first drop is officially published.

Fernando Antivero

Jun 3, 2010 at 4:06 PM


You might like to know that the first Prism v4 code drop was just posted, so you can find more information and download it from here.

Additionally, two tags have been created to discuss about this release:

I hope you find this information helpful.

Fernando Antivero

Jul 15, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Speaking of road map... what is microsofts position about official support of PRISM as a product? In discussions about  adopting PRISM enterprise wide, i always get the argument that it is not a supported product, that is will evaportate, that microsoft will kill it or that it will die on the vine, etc.

Aug 5, 2010 at 5:19 PM


Prism was conceived as a set of guidance, and not as a product. As for Prism roadmap I think that you’d want to know that its first stable version has been released 2 years ago and nowadays p&p is already working on Prism v4 (for more information you could take a look here and here).

Additionally, it is important to know that Prism is licensed "as-is", meaning that you bear the risk of using it, as explained here. For example, this means that nobody could guarantee you backwards compatibility. Though in general the p&p deliverables of Prism provides documentation about how to migrate existent applications from older versions, etc.

On the other hand, take for granted that any time you have a doubt/question, issue, etc. you could make use of this forum, since here you will find a vast community of users and developers willing to help you.

Please let me know if this helps.

Fernando Antivero

Jan 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM

We are planning to work on a new enterprise level product using prism framework. May i know the current status of roadmap. The last version was released way back in november 2010. 


Shrikant Nigam

Jan 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Edited Jan 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM


I believe you could find the following links useful:


Agustin Adami

Jan 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM

thanks Agustin :) thats very encouraging.