Goodbye .NET Endpoint, Hello AppFabric Team Blog

Over the last year you’ve heard us talking about both Windows Azure AppFabric and Windows Server AppFabric.  Today we are adding our final post to the .NET endpoint team blog and announcing the new AppFabric Team blog.  This blog will be the home of content about all things AppFabric from Service Bus to Caching to…

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How to eliminate tempuri.org from your service WSDL

tempuri.org is the default namespace applied to WCF Services and Workflow Services.  You can and should specify your service namespace. It is recommended that you explicitly specify a name and namespace for the service contract, and an action for each operation to avoid using "http://tempuri.org" and to prevent interface and method names from being exposed…

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How to detect if the .NET Framework Platform Update 1 is installed

Humans Go to Control Panel / Programs / Programs and Features / View Installed Updates Use the Search Box to search the updates for KB2495593 KB2478063 Or if you prefer, search the list your self Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Platform Update 1 – Runtime Update Look for .NET Framework 4 Extended Look for Update for…

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How to create a WF4 WorkflowServiceHostFactory for AppFabric Auto-Start

Sometimes when using Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4) you need to create a custom WorkflowServiceHostFactory.  There are a couple of main reasons why you would want to do this. To configure the WorklfowServiceHost in some way like adding an extension To do some other type of initialization work when auto starting a service This morning I…

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WF4 State Machine User Experience

State machine is a well-known model for event-driven workflows and a highly requested feature from our WF4 users, especially those looking to move their WF3 State Machine workflows to WF4. We are very pleased to provide a new, fully-supported, WF4 State Machine including runtime and designer in the .Net Framework Platform Update 1 release (KB2495593)….

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The .NET 4 Platform Update and WF4 State Machine

 Update: This went live 4/18/2011, and there are more details here: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Platform Update 1 On March 25th at his Tech-Ed India keynote Jason Zander announced some great new resources for developers.  Our team has been working hard on these releases and I’m happy to share with you that on April 25th…

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PDC10–WF4 Session “Windows Workflow Futures”

Last year we at PDC10 we gave you a preview of the next release of Windows Workflow Foundation.  The video has just been posted to Channel 9. Windows Workflow Futures Speaker: Ron Jacobs Learn about the key investments we’re making in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). See the WF improvements we’re working on for workflow authoring,…

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ASP.NET WF4 / WCF and Async Calls

How should you use WF4 and WCF with ASP.NET?  For this post I’ve created a really simple workflow and WCF service that delay for a specific amount of time and then return a value.  Then I created an ASP.NET page that I can use to invoke the workflow and WCF service to test their behavior…

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Want to Learn Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4)?

Here are some great resources to get you started. Intro the WF4 Hands On Lab Introduction to State Machine Hands On Lab Intro to Workflow Services / AppFabric Hands On Lab (Part of the Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit) Check out the Contoso HR Workflow Services Sample endpoint.tv – countless episodes of video goodness WF/WCF/AppFabric…

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