WF Tracking 101

Read on if you want to know what Windows Workflow Foundation Tracking is, what you can use it for, and an overview of its components… Tracking DefinedTracking in Windows Workflow Foundation is a feature that allows you to capture specific information about your workflow instances and store them as the instances execute. Tracking allows you to…

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API Usability Lab Video

Part of the usability studies we conduct at Microsoft is to bring people from the community to use our products and observe them. This is a great process to enhance the usability of the products. The usability studies are not limited to UI portions of the technology, in fact we do some API usability studies…

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Burglers, why are you rude?

I woke up on Sunday 10/6 to find the steering wheel column of my car completely busted. Someone tried to steal my vehicle and for some reason they left it when they were almost there. When I called the towing company to tow my car to the shop for repairs, they guy was able to…

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Roz Belaban

Roz Belaban (rice with milk) is one of the best dessert dishes ever. Best roz belaban places: Saber in Ibrahimia, Alexandria. Amazing. They have branches all over Egypt, not matter which one you go to, you always get exactly 2 nuts in your dish! Ziad Okeil and I used to enjoy Saber a lot, no…

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Windows Workflow Foundation APIs Usability Study

Over a course of 10 days, October 3rd on, programmers came to Microsoft to test drive the WF APIs and help us determine how usable our APIs are. We also recorded a video with one of the participants, Nancy Perry Lincolin, Steven Clark, James Conard, and Dennis Pilarinos. Check www.WindowsWorkflow.net for the video. Check www.microsoft.com/usability…

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Business Process Workflow and Integration Conference

During the week of October 3rd we had a Business Process Workflow and Integration Conference here in Microsoft’s main campus, Redmond. I staffed the Windows Workflow Foundation cabana and the Hands On Labs. I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of partners, some I already met in PDC05 and Windows Workflow Foundattion TAP Kick…

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Windows Workflow Foundation Announced at PDC 2005

We announced Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) at the PDC 05 last week in Los Angeles. WWF was announced in Eric Rudder’s key note, we had 6 breakout sessions, WWF was mentioned in other presentations as well. We had 12 hands on labs and a busy track lounge and “Ask the Experts” night. The feedback we…

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Kitsilano!

So, Karim Ratib and Rasha Rashad are in Vancouver for a trip. I went to visit on the 13th weekend. Those guys are dope! We hanged out in Kitsilano, went to the Burnaby Blues and Roots festival, and went to the Capilano suspended bridge up in BC, walked downtown and in Kitsilano. I only spent…

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