Building C# expressions support and IntelliSense in the rehosted workflow designer

The Workflow Foundation Designer can be rehosted in environments outside of Visual Studio for the purposes of creating, modifying, and monitoring workflows. Hosting the workflow designer inside a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application is a common rehosting scenario for the workflow designer. Prior to .NET Framework 4.5, all expressions in workflows could only be written…

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Workflow Manager 1.0 Cumulative Update 3 (WFM CU3) is now available on Microsoft Download Center

Workflow Manager 1.0 Cumulative Update 3 (WFM CU3) is now available on Microsoft Download Center. WFM CU3 contains fixes for Workflow Manager 1.0 (server) and Workflow Manager Client 1.0. WFM client CU3 is backward compatible with WFM servers 1.0, CU1, CU2, and Refresh. WFM CU3 (server) is compatible with ServiceBus 1.0 CU1 and 1.1. You…

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Side by Side Versioning with a Web-Hosted Xamlx Workflow Service video and download on Code Gallery

I have created a video walkthrough of implementing side-by-side versioning with a web-hosted xamlx workflow service here: Side by Side Versioning with a Web-Hosted Xamlx Workflow Service This project provides a demo of implementing side-by-side versioning with a web-hosted xamlx workflow service, as described in the accompanying MSDN topic Side by Side Versioning in WorkflowServiceHost….


New Workflow Manager 1.0 Getting Started Tutorial

A new Getting Started Tutorial for Workflow Manager 1.0 has been posted here: Workflow Manager 1.0 Getting Started Tutorial This is a 3 step tutorial which covers creating a custom activity, using it in a workflow, and publishing and invoking the workflow. It covers the use of the HttpSend activity, several of the DynamicValue activities,…


Cumulative Update 1 Released for Workflow Manager 1.0

I am pleased to announce the release of the first Cumulative Update (CU) for Workflow Manager 1.0; you can find the associated KB article here.  The Workflow Manager CU has a dependency on Service Bus CU1 (KB is here), which was also just released.  There are a couple of options for the installation: Direct installation…

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New Book on WF 4.5

Congratulations to Bayer White on his recently published book, Pro WF 4.5 !

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Windows Workflow Foundation Case Studies

Happy New Year! I’ve gotten a few requests for WF customer examples, so I thought I’d kick off 2013 with a list of some published case studies.  These are case studies specific to the use of WF directly; there are numerous additional case studies for other Microsoft products that build on top of WF, e.g. SharePoint,…

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Updated Workflow Developer Center

We’ve updated our Workflow Developer Center on MSDN.  We’ve simplified the design and refreshed the site with updated links.  As part of this work, we’ve also pulled together a list of key WF samples. Our goal is for this to be a go-to site that aggregates key Workflow resources, including documentation, samples, videos, and other important…

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Workflow Session at //build/

We delivered a Workflow session at the //build/ conference yesterday.  Slides and a recording of the presentation are now available; it was a great opportunity to provide an update on all of our recent investments.  It was a packed session with lots of good questions and discussions afterward.  Thank you to everyone who was able to…

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New Case Study from PayGlobal

We have a new case study from one of our good partners, PayGlobal.  The case study does a great job describing how WF contributes to their Exolvo solution.  It also highlights the developer productivity gains that PayGlobal’s consultants and customers are seeing from the Workflow designer enhancements we made in .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012.  From…

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