WF v.Next OOB Activities

The Connected Framework team is planning for the next version (v.Next) of WF and WCF and one of the work items if planning for the set of out of box (OOB) Activities to build. We created a survey to gather your feedback on the current set of WF OOB Activities and understand what your need to…

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BizTalk, SWIFT, and Banking

CNN Money has published an interesting article on how KAS bank is using BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and the BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT to provide institutional investors with SWIFT connectivity.  Short and interesting article to read for those interested in the financial sector and connectivity applications consolidation.

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WF Pageflow Sample

WF Pageflow is a popular request from customers all over the globe. Shelly Guo, Israel Hilerio and Matt Winkler of Microsoft with Jon Flanders’ help just released a WF Pageflow sample to show you how you can use WF to drive the execution behavior of an interactive process. You can get the bits here and check Matt’s post…

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WF Rules Extensibility Talk @ TechEd 2007

Next week @ TechEd 2007 in Orlando, I’ll present a WF Rules Extensibility breakout session. If you’re at TechEd and interested in learning more about WF Rules Extensibility, come to the session.   I plan to give a brief overview of Rules and WF Rules but most of the session will be around extensibility points….

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WF Hand on Labs are now in VB

We just posted a VB version of the WF hands on labs. You can find them here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2e575633-e357-4ee7-aaff-34138f00e830&displaylang=en. Enjoy!   Update: When you download the exe file and extract it, you will get the VB.Net sample in a VB folder under \Labs. There’s a type in the download details box where it says C#. We’re…

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Visual Studio Orcas and WF/WCF/WF Rules Changes

If you don’t know already, the Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” March CTP is released to the web here.The combined WCF and WF teams added the following functionalities to Orcas:  ·         WF Designer and Debugger integration with Visual Studio ·         WF & WCF integration: o    New WCF Send and Receive Activities o    Enhanced Workflow and…

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Two WF Tracking MSDN Articles

Last Janruary MSDN published two articles on WF Tracking: David Gristwood authored a Tracking Services Introduction article here, and Ranjesh Jaganathan authored a Tracking Services Deep Dive article here. David works in the Microsoft Developer and Evangelism Group in the UK, and Ranjesh was part of the core product team that worked on WF Tracking. Great…

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DinnerNow.Net, a connected application using server Microsoft technologies, released with source code

The Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group released a DinnerNow.Net sample. Get the scoop from Matt or James or David. In short, the website is a factious marketplace that is built using several Microsoft technologies. The source code for the sample is released on codeplex.com here. DPE are planning to continuously publish updates to…

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Tracking Workflow Data

Matt Winkler shows how you can use WF Tracking to track workflow data and how to later query for them if you’re using the OOB SqlTrackingService. Very nice illustration of the WF Tracking extracts functionality. Check it out here.

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