Momentum is building for workflow-enabled software

Previously I’ve posted about customers engaging with the WF TAP program. TAP is Technology Adoption Program and it was a program that we started for a small select group of customers when WF wasn’t even named. I’ve posted about Six Microsoft products that are using or planning to use WF. I’ve also posted about the…


How can I use WF within an XBAP?

Over the past few weeks I’ve had a few people ask about how to use WF in an XBAP project. I wanted to share the results of the conversations. It’s pretty interesting using XAML for UI and XAML for business logic in one application. WF allows for developing business logic declaratively as XAML and XBAP…


Check out the

Francesco Lomonaco has created a great new reference site for .NET Framework 3.0 technologies. There are links to a wide variety of .NET Framework 3.0 resources and Francesco has created this brief introductory video for the .NET Framework 3.0 version. Check it out.


Windows Workflow Foundation used for Compute Cluster Server

Here’s a project that’s somewhat unique and is a really interesting use of Windows Workflow Foundation. It involves using WF to coordinate work items in Microsoft Compute Cluster Server which are then executed on the cluster. Marc Holmes worked on it and has written it up, there’s also a video that describes it a little…


WF Performance Peaks at 10308 WF Instances Per Second on Lab Environment

We just published the in-depth performance review of Windows Workflow Foundation on MSDN Library. This paper should prove very useful in evaluating various options for use of WF in your software architecture. It details many different areas of WF and the performance characteristics of them. It also discusses what can be done to configure different…


.NET Framework 3.0 RTM at TechEd Developers in Barcelona

I’m here in Barcelona and the news is that the .NET Framework 3.0 is released. It’s available now for download targetting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The Visual Studio extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation are also released. The download links are here. I recorded a short video of the announcement for The Virtual Side of TechEd…