Which WF/WCF Talks Should You Attend at PDC?

Just got the email the other day that PDC is less than 4 weeks away, and it got me thinking a bit about how I would think about these sessions as an attendee.  Searching on the PDC site will yield 8 talks tagged with WF.   Here’s how I break some of these these down, the…

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WCF Perf Talk @ PDC (or, the Doctor Teaches Fishing)

I’m probably not going to have too much time to attend talks at PDC, but one talk that would be high on my list is the one that Dr. Allen blogs about here, where he talks about the Zen of WCF Performance and Scale.  I like "Zen" style talks, especially for topics like performance and…

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More Details On WF/WCF in .NET 4.0

Steve Martin, a director of product management for CSD, has a blog post containing more information on the work that we are doing for the next versions of WF and WCF that we will release as a CTP at PDC.  He also introduces "Dublin," the name for our efforts around creating a manageable and scalable…

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More Workflow Service Questions

In response to this post, Anderson raised the following question. Definitely too hard and not service-oriented.  I like the idea of sending it via the headers or some other such implementation, but that would also require implementation on the other side in the form of an agreed-upon place and format of the context information or…

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Advanced Workflow Service Talk (Demo 4 of 4)

When we start doing this two way style of messaging, we now open up to start modeling some interesting business problems.  In the previous post, you’ll note that I did not include the code, because I mentioned we needed to be more clever in scenarios where we listen in parallel.  First, a brief diversion into…

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Advanced Workflow Services Talk (Demo 3 of 4)

So, we’ve seen in part 1 how to manage context, we saw in part 2 how we can take that basic knowledge to do duplex messaging.  Once we start doing duplex work, there are some interesting patterns, and the first one is one that we like to call "long running work".  Why are we interested…

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Q & A on Advanced Workflow Services talk

Martin posted an interesting question here on my last post: <quote> The first thing that we need to do in order to enable this duplex messaging to occur is that the "client" workflow has to explicitly provide its context token to the service so that the service can address the appropriate instance of the client…

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Advanced Workflow Services Talk (Demo 2 of 4)

A continuation of my series of demos from my advanced workflow services talk.  Here we focus on duplex message exchange patterns. Duplex messaging is something that we model at the application level (as opposed to the infrastructure level) because we want to model that message exchange at the level of the application.  Here’s some scenarios…

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Advanced Workflow Services Talk (Demo 1 of 4)

So, last week I wrapped up a conversation at TechReady, our internal conference, where I was talking about the integration between WF and WCF in .NET 3.5.  This talk was somewhat bittersweet, it’s the last conference where I’m scheduled to talk about WF 3.0/3.5, I’ll start talking about WF 4.0 at PDC this fall.  There…

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Oslo PDC Sessions Posted

Late last night, the PDC team posted an additional "bunch" of sessions, including one I’m particularly interested in: Extending Windows Workflow Foundation v.Next with Custom Activities Presenter: Matt Winkler Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) coordinates and manages individual units of work, encapsulated into activities. The next version of WF comes with a library of activities, including…

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