What to use Windows Workflow Foundation for?

We established that Windows Workflow Foundation isn’t an end user product in a recent entry. In this entry I want to give my opinions on what software developers should be using WF for. WF is a new capability in the .NET Framework 3.0 that developers have to use in solutions that they build. After working with lots…


SharePoint Workflow Starter Kit for Software Developers

The SharePoint team originally primarily targetted information workers in providing a workflow development environment for their SharePoint Designer product when they released Windows SharePoint Services v3. For developers who prefer Visual Studio for creating workflows there is now the Workflow Starter Kit as was announced on Randall Isenhour’s blog. I think that software developers will be…


Integrating Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation

Just posted today: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266709.aspx This new article and sample provide a great demo and example code for using WF and WCF together for building workflow-enabled services. It is a rebuild of an Expense Reporting demo that we have had for WF for some time.


How does Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) compare to product X?

I get asked this question a bit from people who have heard of WF but have not read much about it. This applies to BizTalk Server 2006, Office SharePoint Server 2007, SourceCode K2, Skelta, Captaris, other BPM products, etc. Here’s how I explain it. I’ll try to avoid the million analogies that could be used…


.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…


Be part of the .NET Framework 3.0 Showcase Site

Have you built a solution that uses the new .NET Framework 3.0 technologies WPF, WF, WCF or CardSpace? Microsoft is seeking a proposal to showcase your solution on the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 to a worldwide audience. Now is the time to have Microsoft do some work for you, and help tell your story while…


New .NET Framework 3.0 training e-Clinics from Microsoft Learning

Microsoft Learning has just released online e-clinics for .NET Framework 3.0. These 2 hours premium e-clinics cover the new capabilities in .NET Framework 3.0. There is a course on Windows Presentation Foundation, one on Windows Workflow Foundation and one on Windows Communication Foundation. Each course has several different kinds of new interactive learning formats. These…