Internet Explorer 7 for XP is now available for free download!

Internet Explorer 7 (English Version) for Windows XP is now available as a free download. Other languages will be available in the coming weeks.   Internet Explorer 7 incorporates major advances like a streamlined interface, tabbed browsing, printing enhancements, RSS feeds, instant search capabilities, improved security, and much more. If that’s not enough, Microsoft will also…

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How to write a caching Policy Activity to improve the performance of your WF rules

To follow up on my post from yesterday on Tuning the performance of your WF Rules, here is some code that you can use to write a custom PolicyActivity that does caching of rule sets. The dictionary caches your rule set. public class PolicyCacheService : WorkflowRuntimeService     {         private Dictionary<Type, RuleDefinitions> ruleCachedDefinitions = new…

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Business Rules Forum

I’ll be attending the Business Rules Forum in Washington D.C. in November. Really looking forward to getting immersed in a conference just focusing on Rules! Hopefully some of you rules folks who read my blog will be there at the conference as well, I’d love to meet you and get feedback on WF Rules. Moustafa,…

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Tuning the performance of your WF rules

Someone asked a question on the WF forum today about tuning the performance of his rules. Basically the WF Rules Engine is single threaded and we dont expose any knobs for you to tweak the performance of the rules in WF V1. One way for you to improve the performance of your rules is by…

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Getting Linq to work outside of a Linq project template

I’ve been playing with the Linq family of technologies using the May CTP, and the other day, I was trying to use Linq from a VS 2005 project but not using the Linq project template. To get it to work, here’s what I had to do: Add references to the various Linq assemblies – System.Query…

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Tinkering with the Rules OM

Ok it’s been a long time since I posted. Time for some code now. I was thinking what to write about and Don’s post on CodeDom Quirks made me think about CodeDom and Rules. As Don said, the WF rules engine uses CodeDom for its expression model. Just to show you that the RuleSet Editor really does…

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A new rules team blog

You havent seen any posts from me in the last couple of weeks because I was out on vacation! I’m back and will start posting again either here on this blog or a new Connected Framework Rules Team Blog I created for my team. While my blog will have a mix of topics, the Rules team blog…

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Updates to BRE documentation

The BizTalk team has updated their online documentation. You can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3294ddaf-9f67-409f-a92d-2f6070dc0d1a&amp;displaylang=en Specifically, as relates to the Business Rules Engine (BRE), you will find the following updates: Invoking Static Members of a Class Support for Generic Types and Generic Methods Accessing Nested Members of a Class Support for Type Casting Support for Class…

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