.NET Framework 3.5 release and available for download

The final bits for ‘Orcas’ or .NET Framework 3.5 are now available for download! I must say this was a relatively quick, feature packed release for us. Get it here. For the Connected Framework team in which I work in, we concentrated on 4 major themes for this release: *Make WCF into a great platform…

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BizTalk extensions for WF

Paul Andrew and co. have just released BizTalk extensions for WF. This is a really cool piece of technology as people have been asking whether to use BizTalk Server or Windows Workflow Foundation when they want to implement a business process. This SDK allows you to avoid that choice by using both WF and BizTalk…

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Finally – Oslo announced!

This past week, we announced “Oslo” at the SOA-BP conference in Redmond. Oslo is the code name for a group of technical investments we’re making over the next couple of years to simplify designing, building and managing composite applications. This is what I’ve been working on since we shipped WCF and WF in the .NET…

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Tell us what Activities you want us to build

We would like to know what Activities you want us to ship with in the next version of Windows Workflow Foundation. To help us with prioritizing our development effort, we’ve created a survey. We would really appreciate if you could take some time out in responding to the survey about the current and future usage…

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Some open positions and Business Rules Forum 2007

It’s been a while since I blogged, due to vacations and just a lot of work. I also have some additional responsibilities at work and now own Activities, Rules and Community which has been keeping me busy. Part of the reason I am busy is that I have two open Program Manager positions, both posted…

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Whats up with facebook this morning?

So, a bunch of us here at work are on facebook. I logged in this morning, and it logged in fine. Then I got an email from a Microsoft employee I dont know and she said facebook seems to be logging her in as me! Next thing I know, I was logged out, facebook has…

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Come join the Connected Framework team!

Our team shipped WCF + WF and is now on a quest to build the next generation distributed application platform. We have a variety of openings for a Program Manager on our team and we’d love to hear from you! The openings are at various levels and are in a mix of areas – we…

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Windows Workflow Foundation Rules – Part II Webcast

I did a webcast in May on Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation Rules. I am doing another one this Friday, on some advanced scenarios and extensibility. I hope to see you there! Here’s the registration link. I’ve been told that the recording will be available via the same link for 60 days. Event Name: Webcast:…

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Doing a webcast, and doing it right

I had my first Live WebCast today on Intro to WF Rules. I did a tech-check with Julie and we checked the sound, the slides, discussed the protocol we would follow to reach each other during the Webcast, how to mute everyone else except me etc…We had good turnout, with 38 people out of the 65…

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Intro to WF Rules Webcast

I will be giving a “Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation Rules” webcast on Friday May 18th at 11am PST. Hope to see you there! Description: This session provides an introduction to the rules engine capabilities provided in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). In this webcast learn more about the WF Rules mechanisms, which also supports more…

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