Handling of authentication for LOB Activities – Part III

In the blog posts 1 & 2, we went over how a Workflow application can pass credentials to the LOB activities. While the mechanisms suggested work when the credentials originate from the application in question, a different approach is required when the credentials originate somewhere else. Consider a WCF service that’s implemented as a Workflow…

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BizTalk Server future sneak peak at PDC 2009

If you have been wondering why we have been quiet for so long – well we have been busy lately… and for a good reason – within a week from now we are going to present some very exciting sessions and demos at the Professional Developers Conference in LA. The first session will provide a…

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Upcoming BizTalk and .NET training classes

If you are looking for a deep dive or topic specific training on BizTalk or .Net, check out these new classes offered by our training partner Quicklearn:   BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Developer Immersion   ·         Cincinnati, OH – Nov 3-7, 2008 ·         Boston, MA – Dec 15-19, 2008 ·         Redmond, WA – Jan 19-23,…

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“Oslo” Interviews on Channel 9

As you know “Oslo” is the family of new technologies that enable data-driven development and execution of services and applications.  There will be several sessions at PDC discussing the technologies involved in “Oslo” in much detail.  In the interim, we have published two interviews on Channel 9.    In these interviews, our very own Ron…

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Blogs and Sites To Keep on Your Radar

We recently started the Connected .NET blog, where we’ll focus on the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) pillars of the .NET Framework.  You definitely want to follow this blog which targets to make content more discoverable and will be frequently updated by members of our product team with interesting news and…

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July’s must See WF/WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts

As promised, we’re launching our July series of WF and WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts.  You can find these series highlighted on MSDN events series as well as find links to them below:   Webcast Title Date/ Time Presenter Transactional Windows Communication Foundation Services with Juval Lowy 7/7/2008 10:00 AM PST Juval Lowy Using Windows Workflow…

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Must See WF/WCF Influencer MSDN Webcasts

We are launching 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).    Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building and connecting service-oriented applications. Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is the programming model,…

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"Oslo" is announced!

Today in Redmond, during our keynote for the SOA and BPM conference, we announced our vision and multiyear investment in a wave of products which will simply building SOA & BPM solutions (codenamed “Oslo”).  For more information, please see the related CNN Money article. You definitely want to check out our newly launched SOA web…

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More Detail on BizTalk Services and Hosting WF Workflows in BizTalk

Seems like there’s no shortage of new and exciting topics to stay up to date on!  John Udel has just posted a conversation with John Schewchuck exploring how BizTalk Services plays an integral role in the evolution towards an Internet Service Bus. And, Paul Andrew, product manager for Windows Workflow Foundation, has posted on a new project that…

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MSDN December theme is live!

MSDN’s December theme for BizTalk is focused on highlighting Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation integration with BizTalk.    You can find great articles such as Reference Application Pack for Retail which showcases integration using service orientation with BizTalk Server 2006, Windows Communication Foundation, and Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager.     Jesus Rodriguez (BizTalk MVP)…

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