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  • Blog Post: WF 4 Migration Guidance now live on MSDN

    Our team has posted a set of WF 4 Migration documents on MSDN. You'll find 4 papers initially - an overview document which introduces migration concerns and what to do for the WF3 developer. a best practices for WF3 development paper - how to design your WF3 artifacts today to help with the...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 now available for public download

    Earlier this week, we released Beta1 to MSDN subscribers. I am happy to share that the bits are now available for general public download! Go get them here .
  • Blog Post: WCF and WF .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 Training Kit

    In addition to the Beta1 samples I linked to , you may also find the training kit useful - it has more detailed walkthroughs of key features. Get it here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/wcfwf4
  • Blog Post: WF and WCF .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 samples

    When you download VS2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1, you do not automatically get the samples. To get the SDK samples that the team put together, go to: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5aca0622-d87d-4cc9-a22c-0d58205a56b4#tm
  • Blog Post: Beta1 Forums

    Here's a link to the Beta1 forums where you can provide feedback and ask questions: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/VSPreRelease,netdevelopmentprerelease,visualstudioprerelease,vstsprerelease Our team will be watching the WF Beta1 forum closely!
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1!

    I'm finally excited to share that .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 is being released this week! After having kept it low key and quiet for so long, and a limited distribution at the PDC last year, it is great that this week, Beta1 will be available more generally. Today, Beta1 bits...
  • Blog Post: PDC is here!

    Finally, the PDC week is here. At the Ray Ozzie keynote this morning, he announced Windows Azure - www.azure.com - Windows in the Cloud. Azure will be the basis for the Microsoft Services Platform. .NET Online Services, Live Services, SQL Services, SharePoint Services and CRM Services are all technologies...
  • Blog Post: PDC, here we come!

    The premier Microsoft conference, the PDC - Professional Developers Conference, is happening in the week of Octobert 26th in Los Angeles! Microsoft stars will join movie stars and present a bunch of upcoming technologies and paradigms to thousands of developers. There are still seats left, so please...
  • Blog Post: Request for scenarios : CAG

    In Windows Workflow Foundation V1, we shipped an activity called the CAG or the Conditioned Activity Group. If you use the CAG activity in your workflow applications, I would appreciate if you could share example scenarios for which you find the CAG activity useful. Please contact me through my blog...
  • Blog Post: Come learn WF and WCF - quick and valuable how-to screencast series!

    WCF and WF have been out since November 2006, and they are both still relatively new technologies. To help get started, our marketing team has worked with our friends over in Pluralsight to set up a weekly 7 - 12 minute screencast series exploring short, targeted topics. The first screencast went...
  • Blog Post: A bunch of WCF and WF webcasts in June

    Our marketing team has launched a series of MSDN webcasts to explore the possibilities of Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework through demonstrations and deep dives on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). You can find links to our June MSDN Webcasts here: http://www...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3.5 release and available for download

    The final bits for 'Orcas' or .NET Framework 3.5 are now available for download! I must say this was a relatively quick, feature packed release for us. Get it here . For the Connected Framework team in which I work in, we concentrated on 4 major themes for this release: *Make WCF into a great...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk extensions for WF

    Paul Andrew and co. have just released BizTalk extensions for WF . This is a really cool piece of technology as people have been asking whether to use BizTalk Server or Windows Workflow Foundation when they want to implement a business process. This SDK allows you to avoid that choice by using both WF...
  • Blog Post: Finally - Oslo announced!

    This past week, we announced "Oslo" at the SOA-BP conference in Redmond. Oslo is the code name for a group of technical investments we're making over the next couple of years to simplify designing, building and managing composite applications. This is what I've been working on since we shipped WCF and...
  • Blog Post: Tell us what Activities you want us to build

    We would like to know what Activities you want us to ship with in the next version of Windows Workflow Foundation. To help us with prioritizing our development effort, we've created a survey. We would really appreciate if you could take some time out in responding to the survey about the current and...
  • Blog Post: Your feedback

    Alberto, a PM on the Activities team who drove our BPEL release , mentioned that there have been over 3000 downloads since March when we first released our BPEL CTP. However, we havent heard feedback from customers, making us think that most customers may not be aware of our Connect site: http://connect...
  • Blog Post: WF Web Approvals Starter Kit Released

    Paul Andrew just announced the release of the first out of a series of new starter kits to help developers new to these technologies get started faster.
  • Blog Post: DinnerNow has been updated!

    An updated version of Dinner Now is now available - (version 1.2) http://www.CodePlex.com/DinnerNow The new version has several bug fixes and a few enhancements. Out-workflow PowerShell Commandlet - David Aiken developed a custom commandlet for Windows PowerShell allows a user to quickly...
  • Blog Post: Weird bug

    I was looking into a question on the WF forums and trying out something. So I defined a WF Sequential WF project, added some properties on my root workflow class, added a policy activity, defined some rules against those properties - all standard stuff. Things worked great. Now, I defined another class...
  • Blog Post: We've shipped .Net Framework 3.0

    After being on the WCF team for almost 4.5 years, I can tell you we've all been waiting for this day. You can now download WCF (and WF and WPF) as part of the .Net Framework 3.0 release here. This is not Beta1, or Beta2, or RC0 or RC1 - this is the final one! http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
  • Blog Post: Where do Rules fit in a Workflow?

    A workflow has a bunch of activities. Some activities like the If-Else activity or the While activity have a confition. This condition is really part of a business process "rule". Eg. if the condition models a check for OrderQuantity being over a certain amount, it is part of a business process that...
  • Blog Post: Why workflows?

    Workflows are used to model business processes. Anything you can think of from order processing, car rentals approvals, and the like are process-oriented systems that can benefit from workflows. You might wonder why you need workflows because you can clearly implement these applications using classical...
  • Blog Post: RC1 Windows SDK docs are live!

    Get it here: http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/default.aspx Feedback welcome! Here are quick links to WCF and WF docs / samples: WCF: Docs : http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms731082.aspx Samples : http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms751514...
  • Blog Post: WCF and WF Chalk Talk Slides now available

    We're all back from TechEd at work! I've posted all the chalk talk slides on www.netfx3.com , our new home on the web! Specifically: WCF Chalk Talk Slides: http://wcf.netfx3.com/files/folders/teched_2006_chalk_talks/default.aspx WF Chalk Talk Slides: http://wf.netfx3.com/files/folders...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2006: WCF and WF Chalk Talk Schedule

    I've finalized the chalk talks that will be presented by various members of the WCF and WF teams during TechEd - from June 12th, Monday through June 16th, Friday. These talks will be in the CON track (Blue Area in the TLC). Members from the WCF and WF team will be hanging out in the TLC area during the...
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