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  • Blog Post: Thoughts on Flowchart

    Last night I saw that Maurice had a few tweets that caught my attention about flowchart, but this is the one that I want to talk about: Come to think of it I also really mis a parallel execution in a flowchart. But other than that flowcharts rock! #wf4 #dm about 13    hours ago via web...
  • Blog Post: Finding the Variables in Scope Within the WF Designer

    In this thread , one of our forum customers asked the question: “how do I find all of the variables that are in scope for a given activity in the designer?” We do not have a public API to do this.  Internally we have a helper type called VariableHelper that we use to display the list of variables...
  • Blog Post: Activities Survey

    So, we're getting close to .NET 3.5 getting out the door, and as always we're thinking about what comes next.  The activities team is looking how to make activities better going forward, and they are very interested in what you have to say, how you have been using them and how you'd like to use...
  • Blog Post: Implementing the N of M Pattern in WF

    The second in my series of alternate execution patterns ( part 1 ) I recently worked with a customer who was implementing what I would call a "basic" human workflow system. It tracked approvals, rejections and managed things as they moved through a customizable process. It's easy to build workflows like...
  • Blog Post: Different Execution Patterns with WF (or, Going beyond Sequential and State Machine)

    How do I do this? A lot of times people get stuck with the impression that there are only two workflow models available: sequential and state machine. True, out of the box these are the two that are built in, but only because there are is a set of common problems that map nicely into their execution...
  • Blog Post: Dynamically Generating an Operation Contract in Orcas using WF

    This kicks off a set of posts where I'll be discussing some of the interesting features coming out in Orcas. I want to focus on this post on the Receive Activity, and a nice little feature in the designer that lets you create a contract on the fly, without having to drop into code and write a decorated...
  • Blog Post: Mechanical Turk Activities

    Mark Blomsma has put together some activities and an article which shows how to interact with Amazon's Mechanical Turk with WF activities. I've linked to the sample on here. Cool, cool, cool
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