Interesting Twist on Auto starting a Workflow with IIS / AppFabric

Pablo Castilla contacted me about his take on auto starting a workflow with IIS and AppFabric. WF 4.0: How to automatically start a workflow by itself hosted in AppFabric It looks interesting.  I read the code but I have not tried it myself.  I thought I would share it with you – I’m interested to…

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Want to Learn Windows Workflow 4 (WF4)?

Here are some great resources to get you started. Intro the WF4 Hands On Lab Intro to Workflow Services / AppFabric Hands On Lab (Part of the Visual Studio 2010 Training Kit) Introduction to State Machine Hands On Lab AppFabric.tv / endpoint.tv – countless episodes of video goodness WF4 Samples on MSDN Code Gallery WF4…

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Goodbye Evangelist, Hello Program Manager

For the last 5 years I’ve been a Technical Evangelist in the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group (DPE) at Microsoft.  Today is my last day as a Technical Evangelist.  Starting on Monday I’m going to be a Program Manager in the AppFabric Developer Platform Group where I will… do much the same thing. That’s right. …

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endpoint.tv – AppFabric Caching vs. IBM eXtreme Scale benchmark

Greg Leake has been at it again.  He has emerged from his lab with the latest results of benchmark testing of Windows Server AppFabric Caching vs. IBM eXtreme Scale and the results are something you definitely want to see. Microsoft® Windows® Server AppFabric vs. IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme Scale 7.1 Benchmark Report Ron Jacobs blog        http://blogs.msdn.com/rjacobs…

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endpoint.tv – WF4 Activities, Callbacks and Event Handlers

Suppose you want to create a workflow that needs to wait on a CLR event or callback.  In this episode I’ll show you how to create an Activity and a Workflow Extension that implements IWorkflowInstanceExtension to create an activity that can safely deal with CLR events. More Ron Jacobs Blog – WF4 Activities and Callbacks…

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Cool things are happening down under

Two of my favorite places to visit are Australia and New Zealand.  Recently I heard from some guys down there doing great work with WF4. Rory Primrose has been working on developing some solutions for WF4 and sharing them with you on Codeplex.  Some interesting posts… Dependency injection options for Windows Workflow 4 Custom Windows…

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