Windows Workflow in .NET 4 and Web Services

Today I published 10-4 episode 29: Workflow Web Services on our Channel 9 10-4 Show about Workflow Services in .NET 4 beta 1.  People have asked me why they would want to implement a web service with a workflow rather than with code using WCF.  It is a valid question.  Over the next few blog…

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Another reason I love Windows 7 – The Network Troubleshooter

After installing the RTM release of Windows 7 I dropped by the office this morning and when I put the laptop on the docking station I fired up the web browser and got… nothing.  My PC was acting like it had no network connection even though it was connected both to a wired and wireless…


Mocking the Console

I’ve posted an update to the Microsoft.Activities.Simulation library.  Today at the team meeting I showed the library to the Windows Workflow team and Ed Pinto said “That is cool!” so I must be doing something right. Today’s update is a better TestConsole.  This time I’ve had the TestConsole redirect the Console output stream by calling…

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How to test WF4 Workflows with Microsoft.Activities.Simulation

Recently I posted a new sample for the CancellationScope activity.  Of course, I’m building these samples on .NET 4 Beta 1.  But the team is already making rapid progress towards the next major milestone.  They are checking in changes that may or may not break my sample applications and hands on labs.  How will I…

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WF / WCF 4 and “Dublin” Resources

Every now and then somebody will ask me about resources for WF/WCF 4.  I usually copy a bunch of links into an email for them.  Today I decided I ought to share these resources with all of you.  I’ll try to remember and come back to this page and add more as we make more….

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CancellationScope Activity

Last Edit: 2-Jun-2009 How do you cancel work in your application?  Many middle tier components and services rely on transactions to handle cancellation for them.  This makes a great deal of sense because transactional programming is well understood.  However there are many times when you must cancel work that cannot be done under a transaction. …

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Ready to learn WF/WCF 4?

Tomorrow Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 beta 1 will be available for everyone to download.  I’ve been keeping quiet about the work I’ve been up to for the last month and a half while we got some great resources ready for you. Ok – I let some of this out on endpoint.tv already but…

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Configuring a VPC for the REST Starter Kit Hands On Labs

Today I was given a VPC image that someone had started and asked to put the WCF REST Starter Kit Hands On Labs on the image so we can use it at Tech-Ed. I ran into some interesting problems and I thought I would share the solutions with you in case you run into the…

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Installing Microsoft URL Rewrite Module on Windows 7 Beta

Recently I said that the IIS 7 URL rewrite module will not work on Windows 7.  Someone commented on my blog post that there is a workaround posted on the iis.net site.  I know the IIS team says this works but I’ve tried it on multiple machines and it never works for me.  I have…

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Today on endpoint.tv – The REST Collection Template

  One of the more interesting (challenging?) things we did with the WCF REST Starter Kit is the REST Collection Service Template.  The idea behind this template was to produce a service that allows you read/write access to a service using a simple REST style interface.  The idea is to provide both a contract and…

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