PDC is here!

Finally, the PDC week is here. At the Ray Ozzie keynote this morning, he announced Windows Azure – www.azure.com – Windows in the Cloud. Azure will be the basis for the Microsoft Services Platform. .NET Online Services, Live Services, SQL Services, SharePoint Services and CRM Services are all technologies that add value to the cloud…

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PDC, here we come!

The premier Microsoft conference, the PDC – Professional Developers Conference, is happening in the week of Octobert 26th in Los Angeles! Microsoft stars will join movie stars and present a bunch of upcoming technologies and paradigms to thousands of developers. There are still seats left, so please register if you havent already. You can pre-register…

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Oslo, the silence explained

Check out Doug’s post and Don’s post about Oslo. Finally, we’re ready to talk about Oslo at the PDC. I’ve been involved in Oslo since late 2006, when we were still trying to define what it really is! I personally work on the .NET Framework 4.0 which is the underlying framework that drives Oslo. At the PDC,…

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Request for scenarios : CAG

In Windows Workflow Foundation V1, we shipped an activity called the CAG or the Conditioned Activity Group. If you use the CAG activity in your workflow applications, I would appreciate if you could share example scenarios for which you find the CAG activity useful. Please contact me through my blog or post comments!

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Come learn WF and WCF – quick and valuable how-to screencast series!

WCF and WF have been out since November 2006, and they are both still relatively new technologies. To help get started, our marketing team has worked with our friends over in Pluralsight to set up a weekly 7 – 12 minute screencast series exploring short, targeted topics. The first screencast went live this morning and can…

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A bunch of WCF and WF webcasts in June

Our marketing team has launched a series of MSDN webcasts to explore the possibilities of Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework through demonstrations and deep dives on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). You can find links to our June MSDN Webcasts here:  http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnnetframework35.aspx?tab=webcasts&id=liveall

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Doug has openings for emacs.net and new language compilers!

Doug is looking to hire, and I can tell you he’s great to work for! Check it out if these sound exciting to you! http://douglaspurdy.com/2008/04/29/emacsnet/ http://douglaspurdy.com/2008/04/29/new-languages-compilers/

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RuleChainingBehavior.Update only and Rule attributes – need your feedback and scenarios

RuleChainingBehavior.UpdateOnly has been supported in WF Rules since .NET Framework 3.0. It allows you to explicitly participate in the forward chaining process. Rule attributes are RuleRead, RuleWrite, RuleInvoke which can be placed on methods that potentially modify or read variables being used in rules. To learn more about this, please go to http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa480193.aspx#introwork_topic5. We are…

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Rule Reevaluation Behavior – need your feedback and scenarios

RuleReevaluationBehavior has been supported in WF Rules since .NET Framework 3.0. It is an enum that you can tweak to control forward chaining and the re-evaluation on a per rule basis. Typically this property is used to prevent infinite looping due to dependencies that the rule has, either on it’s own actions or on other…

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