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  • Blog Post: Best Practices For Windows Workflow Foundation

    Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) imposes some restrictions on the developer authoring programs that target it. But in return WF offers a powerful, flexible, and extensible set of runtime services such as support for long-running code. In the December 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Josh Lane provides some...
  • Blog Post: Unit Testing For Workflows

    Because Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is based on a runtime that manages the execution of workflows and activities, testing must, in almost all cases, involve the use of the runtime – and this can introduce some interesting challenges. In the November 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Matt Milner presents...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Managing State With Durable Services

    Long-running processes are common in distributed computing. Some business processes are made up of multiple execution sequences which may last many days or even weeks. In the October 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Juval Lowy discusses several techniques for supporting long-running services and presents...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Workflow Tips

    In the August 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Matt Milner covers several topics regarding development with Windows Workflow Foundation , some that are intended to address specific reader questions, such as how to safely share a persistence database across apps, and others that show how to leverage parts...
  • Blog Post: Workflows That Capture Data And Create Office Documents

    Business processes that call for workflow often require that process-related documents be consumed or created. In the June 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Rick Spiewak discusses how to capture data InfoPath forms and other Office documents to capture data for use in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) workflows...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Loading Workflow Models in WF

    Workflows in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) can be modeled in several ways, and this flexibility is a powerful feature that allows for modeling tools that target different audiences. In the May 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Matt Milner explains two common models for workflows , how the .NET runtime...
  • Blog Post: Building Voice Response Workflows

    Need an interactive voice response application for your organization's phone system? Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 Speech Server introduces a .NET Framework API for creating IVR applications, plus a visual IVR application designer based on Windows Workflow Foundation. In the April 2008 issue...
  • Blog Post: Foundations: Workflow Services in the .NET Framework 3.5

    What's compelling about Windows Workflow Foundation in the .NET Framework 3.5 is that it provides true integration with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). This integration means that workflows can now more easily consume and coordinate services and be exposed through service endpoints. In the Launch...
  • Blog Post: Building State Machines with Windows Workflow Foundation

    The .NET Framework 3.0 enabled developers to build both sequential workflows and state machine workflows. State machine workflows, when designed and implemented correctly, they are just as valuable as sequential workflows. Furthermore, this style of workflow is a good starting point for building human...
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