WF 3.5 Persistence and Tracking: Two databases or one?

This refers to the previous version of Workflow, but it came up in a recent discussion, so I thought I’d share the relevant points. When developing a Workflow solution that uses persistence and tracking, you may wonder if you should run the scripts for both schemas on the same database, or create separate databases for…


endpoint.tv – Troubleshooting with AppFabric

Troubleshooting applications in production is always a challenge. With AppFabric monitoring your workflows and services, you get great information about exactly what is happening, including notices about unhandled exceptions. In this episode, Michael McKeown will show you more about how you can use these features to troubleshoot problems with your applications. Be sure to check…

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Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 Refresh for Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4 RTM

Today we are pleased to announce a Beta 2 Refresh for Windows Server AppFabric.  This build supports the recently released .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 RTM versions—a request we’ve had from a number of you.  Organizations wanting to use Windows Server AppFabric with the final RTM versions of .NET 4 and Visual Studio 2010…

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endpoint.tv – Windows Server AppFabric – Configuring Monitoring Data

Windows Server AppFabric has extensive monitoring capabilities, which go beyond simply writing events to the server event log. In this video, Michael McKeown explains how you can configure the monitoring level and scope for your workflows and services deployed in IIS with AppFabric. For more great videos see our show on http://endpoint.tv

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WF4 Activity Pack CTP1 Available (State Machine, Database)

I’m happy to announce that the WF4 Activity Pack CTP1 is now available for download.  This release consists of two different activities, database activities for interacting with a database and the much anticipated State Machine for authoring event driven workflows.  Here are a few key links: State Machine bits source documentation Database Activities bits source…


How to Create a Workflow Service using a Flowchart

If you love Flowcharts as I do you might have wondered if it is possible to create a Workflow Service as a Flowchart.  The short answer is… yes but we didn’t have a template for creating one until now.  Today on my blog, I’ve posted detailed instructions for how you can create a Workflow Service…

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Windows Server AppFabric Architecture

A long time ago, applications running on Windows Server were simply EXEs, where developers wrote a lot of custom code on top of the Operating System (OS) to interact with clients and other applications over the network. COM+ and Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) were added to make it easier to write and host server-side applications…

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New CTP Available for Download: WF Migration Kit

Happy Monday! It’s an exciting time here as we start ramping up for launch next month. Within the product group, there has been a flurry of activity as they squash their bugs, and the final polish is being placed on the Visual Studio release. In the business group, we’re busy finalizing web content and launch…

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Windows Server AppFabric Beta 2 is Available!

We are excited to announce that the Beta 2 release of Windows Server AppFabric is now available for download via http://msdn.microsoft.com/appfabric .  This is the Windows Server AppFabric build that works with the RC (Release Candidate) build of Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4. Windows Server AppFabric is a set of application services focused on improving the speed, scale,…

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