Providing WCF and WF Feedback to Microsoft

Perhaps known to a smaller portion of general community of WCF developers and WF developers, there is a Connection for WCF and Connection for WF that enable you, our customers, to submit bugs and feature suggestions. As the focusing for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 turns to polish and final tweaks, the team’s…


RC docs are live!

The Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET Framework 4.0 RC went live this week to MSDN subscribers. Our UE team has made available a bunch of improved topics and new topics along with the RC release. All the samples have a readme / documentation topic. More than ~200 WF/WCF sample readmes were added for this milestone….


Workflow Persistence in the Windows Server AppFabric

What does the persistence subsystem do? The persistence subsystem is responsible for making a workflow instance durable. Durable workflow instances can be unloaded from memory and reloaded on the same or a different machine at a later point in time. This way, the persistence subsystem enables scenarios such as long-running workflow applications, increase system load…


New Beta 2 docs posted in the WF Migration series

Welcome to 2010! Over the past week, we posted four new documents into the WF4 Migration Guidance series. We also added new sample code up to the WF4 Migration Guidance Code Gallery page around Workflow Services migration guidance. Revisiting the structure I used in the Beta 1 migration guidance post last summer, the list looks…


Monitoring and troubleshooting with .NET 4 and Windows Server AppFabric

By now you may have read about the exciting new capabilities in Windows Server AppFabric. In this post we will dive deeper into the features that enable monitoring and troubleshooting of your WCF and WF applications. The monitoring capabilities for WCF and WF applications in AppFabric are built using the monitoring enhancements in .NET Framework…


Hosting Enhancements in .NET4 and Windows Server AppFabric

This blog post drills down on the various hosting capabilities of WCF and WF in .NET 4 and for Window Server AppFabric as introduced in in the Introduction to AppFabric blog entry. When referring to hosting, I am discussing the features of the “application environment”, which enables execution and management of the applications. The .NET…

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Getting started with Windows Server AppFabric

In a previous post we introduced Windows Server AppFabric, a set of extensions to the Windows Application Server that “make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on Internet Information Services (IIS).” AppFabric enhances the Application Server role in Windows by providing some features out of the box that…


Developing and Managing Services with Windows Server AppFabric

Today at PDC we are excited to introduce the Windows Server AppFabric Beta 1. AppFabric evolves the existing application server capabilities of Windows Server to make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on Internet Information Services (IIS). For Web applications, AppFabric provides caching capabilities to provide high-speed access,…

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New Beta 2 docs to help with code migration (from .NET 3.x and .NET 4 Beta 1)

Fresh on the heels of the beta 2 release of .NET 4/Visual Studio 2010, the team has been working on supplemental documentation to help you out with evaluation and adoption of WCF and WF in .NET 4. Last week, two sets of documentation went live: WF4 Migration Guidance: The WF team updated the documents to…


WF4 Changes Between Beta 1 and Beta 2

Hi all, I’m Matt Winkler, a PM on the WF team and occasional guest blogger here on the endpoint.  I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the interesting new things in WF4 in Beta 2.  For more info on Beta 2, please check out this page. The goals of a milestone like…