Windows Server AppFabric and Service Bus Integration

A few people asked about how they can integrate Windows Server AppFabric “Dublin” w/ Service Bus. Check the whitepaper and the sample here on how you can host WCF services w/ Service Bus endpoints in IIS 7.5. A really great sample.


.NET Workflow Service v1 and .NET Framework 4.0

The .NET Workflow Service has been part of the .NET Services platform for multiple CTP releases. Its architected to be the “cloud” Workflow hosting solution. The .NET Workflow Service was built on top of WF 3.5. Lately, we made a decision to build on top of WF 4.0 to take advantage of the enhancements WF…


In memory of my father and professor; Prof. Dr. Khalil M. Ahmed

انا لله وانا اليه راجعون   يا أيتها النفس المطمئنة ارجعي إلى ربك راضية مرضية فادخلي في عبادي وادخلي جنتي   On the 29th of March 2009 my father and my professor Prof. Dr. Khalil M. Ahmed of the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University passed away peacefully in the comfort of his own house in…


.NET Services Whitepapers

We just published 4 whitepapers on .NET Services: an intro, a workflow, service bus, and access control specific ones. Check them out here:


How to Create your .NET Services Solution and run your first sample

Jenny talks about the steps you need to follow to create your first .NET Services solution. A great post. Check it out here:


WF Activities supported by the .NET Workflow Service

A few folks asked about the set of supported activities in the Nov 2008 CTP of .NET Workflow Service.   In the current release, Nov 2008 CTP, the Workflow Service supports a subset of the WF out-of-box (OOB) activities and some activities for the .NET Services platform. Therefore, the WF Workflows that the Workflow Service…


Election Day 2008, Please Vote

If you didn’t fill your absentee ballot yet please take some time to vote this Tuesday. I personally think the 2008 presidential election is of great magnitude but please remember this Tueday’s election is not just a presidential one. All seats in the house of representatives, 33 seats in the senate and 11 governor seats are up…


Thursday sessions @ PDC: .NET Workflow Service and others

If you’re @ PDC, come to BB27 this Thursday @ 1:45 to learn more about .NET Workflow Service. During this session, I’ll talk about the .NET Workflow Service roadmap and how you can use the live CTP bits this Thursday @ PDC.   Also, there are a lot of good sessions on Thursday that you…


Announcing Microsoft .NET Workflow Service – a "Cloud"-based Workflow host

Last PDC in 2005, I was part of the team that announced Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) as the new declarative programming model in .NET Framework. WF allows you to focus on writing the core logic of your application, declaratively. It handles a lot of complications and logic that exist in applications that orchestrate services or…


John Shewchuk gives hints about his PDC08 talk

John Shewchuk talk about his PDC 08 talk here:   John’s PDC talk is a high-level talk giving you an overview of what our team at Microsoft has been busy building for the last few years. Don’t miss his session. Also, don’t miss the details talks by feature owners. The details talks will drill…