Hosting Quickstart Sample for Windows Workflow Foundation – IIS or NT Service

We just published a WF Hosting Quickstart sample today and it shows a common hosting model for building WF programs and running them in either of: ASP.NET and IIS Your NT Service A Console Host Okay the third is just a debugging convenience for the second. This sample provides a simple layer that means you…


Using WCF with Web Hoster DiscountASP

A little while back Discount ASP published this article describing how to use WCF in their hosting environment.


Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 RTM

Get your new RTM bits now. I’m running Visual Studio 2008 on my box Soma announced it here today. The final RTM bits for Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 are available. The trial editions of Visual Studio 2008 are online here. You can also get just the .NET Framework 3.5 runtime here available…


New .NET Framework 3.5 Whitepapers Published

We just published some new whitepapers discussing high level concepts of .NET Framework 3.5 which I hope you will find useful. Introducing the .NET Framework 3.5 by David Chappell This paper drills into each of the new features added in the .NET Framework in versions 3.0 and 3.5. It discusses ASP.NET AJAX, LINQ, WCF, WF,…


Patterns for Long Running Activities in Windows Workflow Foundation

Long Running Activity Have you ever noticed that long running operations are difficult to implement in software? Did you ever think about why that is the case? Some kinds of long running operations are obviously difficult in software such as requesting approval of another person. You can’t implement this scenario in a single method. You…


Multipage Print Version of .NET Framework Poster

We published another version of the .NET Framework common Namespaces and Types poster. It’s an XPS format file which prints over 16 individual pages. This will allow you to put the poster on your wall, with the help of some tape and scissors.


Instant Message from My Blog

From Angus Logan, you can put MSN Instant Messenger on your blog now. Check the news section on my blog and you can send me IM if I’m online. The icon will be green if I am online. It seems to me like this would be a great idea for companies for sales leads of…


My Tech.Ed EMEA Talk Today on Workflow in a Web application

I’m in Barcelona this week for TechEd EMEA. The talk I gave today was about getting Windows Workflow Foundation hosted in ASP.NET. It was based on a quickstart sample that we built a couple of months ago and was recently updated to run on Visual Studio 2008. You can get the updated quickstart here.