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  • Blog Post: Looking to learn Windows Workflow Foundation

    A nice offer by the AppDev folks: Get your free CD-ROM or download now... Get up to 3 hours of AppDev training FREE! Your free training module is taken directly from one of our award-winning courses, and features step-by-step presentations and code walkthroughs by industry experts, plus hands-on...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit (Beta 3)

    The Windows Server 2008 Developer Training Kit includes a set of hands-on-labs and presentations for technologies such as IIS7, Management, WCF, WF, Windows CardSpace, Windows PowerShell, Virtualization and the Transactional File System (TxF). The content was originally created by Microsoft's Developer...
  • Blog Post: Hands-on Labs for Windows® Workflow Foundation in C# and VB.NET

    Windows Workflow Foundation is the programming model, engine and tools for quickly building workflow enabled applications on Windows. This download is a set of 10 Hands-on Labs for Windows Workflow Foundation in C# and VB.NET versions. These labs are suitable for a .NET developer with 6 months experience...
  • Blog Post: Windows Workflow Foundation Web Workflow Approvals Starter Kit

    This starter kit is a Visual Studio 2005 project that demonstrates using Windows Workflow Foundation for simple task oriented workflow in an ASP.NET web application in a minimal number of lines of code. A workflow model is used to automate work order requests at a small example company. It includes three...
  • Blog Post: WCF and WSDL

    By definition the Web Service Description Language (WSDL) is the XML based document that describes a Web Service. It specifies the location of the service and the operation or methods the service exposes. One of the nice features of both WCF and ASMX services is that you don’t have to understand the...
  • Blog Post: Integrating Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation

    A great article! One of the biggest requests that we here is the integration of these two technologies! http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266709.aspx This new article and sample provide a great demo and example code for using WF and WCF together for building workflow-enabled services.
  • Blog Post: Research help Needed

    Microsoft is conducting a global research piece to help get a better understanding of:  How .NET is perceived today – its’ strengths & weaknesses  How we can best position & communicate .NET tin the marketplace (both now & in the future)  How we can make the way we talk abo ut...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 3 Resource DVD

    Looking for some great content on the Framework 3.0? Check out the CD that we have just made available. The DVD is available for shipping and handling. A short description - Contains 32 and 64 bit versions of .NET Framework 3.0. Also contains session recordings on .NET Framework 3.0 from TechEd...
  • Blog Post: Windows Workflow Foundation Sample Integrating WF and WCF

    One of the things that I often get asked about is the integration of WCF and WF. In case you aren’t aware we just posted a sample for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) that shows how to use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) for messaging. This sample contains some great sample code for Windows Workflow...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the <DataContract>

    As we have seen in previous articles . Creating a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service begins with annotating the class with a <ServiceContract> attribute and an <OperationContract> for each exposed operation. The design of WCF uses these attributes to expose the service endpoints...
  • Blog Post: Integrating WCF with your existing ASMX Services

    I am betting that you have at least one if not more ASMX services available today within your applications. So how do you get going with Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and maintain that existing code? In this article we will look at an example of how this can be done. We will start with an existing...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Workflow VB Samples

    Paul has a nice list of the WF samples available for VB developers here .
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Skills Assessments for Individuals

    Get a free 30-question skills assessment and learning plan to help identify and improve your areas of weakness. Whether your goal is to learn about new Microsoft products or to enhance your Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, IT or developer skills, Microsoft Skills Assessments for Individuals will...
  • Blog Post: Inerop Vendor Alliance

    Via Jorgen Microsoft has announced the formation of the Interop Vendor Alliance - a global, cross-industry group of software and hardware vendors that will work together to identify opportunities for enhancing interoperability with Microsoft systems on behalf of their customers. Customers are telling...
  • Blog Post: Windows SDK .NET Framework 3.0 Samples

    The Windows SDK samples for .NET Framework 3.0 include samples for .NET Framework 2.0, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Cross Technology samples. These samples can be downloaded from here
  • Blog Post: Connections Session

    Thanks to everyone that attended the Connections session that we did hear yesterday in Las Vegas. In case you couldn’t attend the session materials for: Introduction to .NET 3.0 Welcome to the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0, the new managed code programming model for Windows. If you want to create visually...
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