Workflow in the Holiday MSDN TV Show

Don Box and Chris Anderson show Avalon, Indigo, Workflow, an Xbox 360 controller and a nice baby grand piano in this MSDN Holidays Show. They show the workflow about half way through just before the, ahem, singing. Lotsa fun. Some other workflow articles just published: Don Box and Dharma Shukla write in MSDN Magazine about…


MapPoint Web Services Routing for New Zealand

I spent some time today trying out the MapPoint Web Services and the mapping data for New Zealand. I’ve been trying to get ASP.NET Atlas working so that the map updates seamlessly when you drag it. I can’t quite get it working so I took it out and the page just does a postback after you…


DevX Article by Todd Kitta on WF in ASP.NET

DevX has just published an introductory article on using Windows Workflow Foundation in ASP.NET.  It’s a nice read to give you an introduction to how workflow can benefit an ASP.NET web developer.

Article by Jesus Rodriguez about the transaction service in Workflow

Interesting article describing the transaction services in Windows Workflow Foundation by Jesus Rodriguez. This article is written describing WF Beta 1. The comment that Jesus makes about long running activities not really being transactions is consistent with what others have said. It’s likely that this will be changed in WF Beta 2 so that transactions are truly ACID…


Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation webcast on Thursday

I’m presenting an Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation on Thursday morning Pacific Standard Time. You can register for it here. Feel free to join in if you want to ask questions about Windows Workflow Foundation – I’m prepared for an interactive session.

Workflow book code download for C# and VB.NET

I’ve heard that some people can’t find the download for the code samples for the workflow book that I co-authored called Presenting Windows Workflow Foundation.  Here’s a direct link to the source from the publishers web site in both C# and VB.NET.

Workflow Enabled ASP.NET Applications – WebCast Tomorrow

The link to sign up for this webcast has only just come through.  Take a look and tune in tomorow using workflow in ASP.NET applications presents a good opportunity for simplifying the business logic in these applications. And have you heard of pageflow? It means to extract the logic for choosing the next page to…


Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1 for Visual Studio 2005 RTM

We released Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1.2 today.  As described on the download page, this release is primarily as a pre-requisite for certain parts of Office “12” beta 1.  In terms of functionality there’s no difference between Beta 1 and Beta 1.2 but they require different versions of the .NET Framework. Windows Workflow Foundation Beta…


Architecture WebCast This Morning – Windows Workflow Foundation

This morning I joined Rob Jacobs and John Evdemon for a discussion of Windows Workflow Foundation for Software Architects.  We completely ran out of time and I hope we get to do another session where we can discuss the scenarios that we had planned.  You can watch the recording of this first quite entertaining session here. 


Workflow MSDN Beta Documentation Online

WinFX Documentation is online now and includes Windows Workflow Foundation.  This is for Beta 1 of Windows Workflow Foundation which requires Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005.  I created this little blog entry that links to all the workflow sections in the WinFX docs. Windows Workflow Foundation Windows Workflow Foundation Overview Windows Workflow Foundation Programming…