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Choosing the Right Workflow Tool for Your Project 23 May 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Comparison, WF.
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This article will provide guidance for choosing between Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 and Windows Workflow Foundation in a variety of Application and Enterprise Integration workflow scenarios.

Using Workflow Foundation and Visual Studio 2008 for Testing Automation 07 May 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in How-To, WF.
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In this article author shows how to employ Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) for testing. Originally, Microsoft aimed WF on describing business processes inside an application. The idea is that we can use this technology to describe the process of testing as well. Tester designs a test using visual diagram and, what is more important, he can execute this test automatically. Read this article in CodeProject.

What You Need To Know: WCF, WF, ADO.NET SyncServices, and ClickOnce 23 Apr 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in ADO.NET, ClickOnce, WCF, WF.
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Kirk has a nice post that has reference link to WCF, WF, ADO.NET and ClickOnce.

WF V3.5 – Building WCF Services Using Workflow Foundation 23 Apr 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Videos & Webcast, WF.
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In .NET Framework V3.5, Workflow Foundation comes together with Communication Foundation in order that we can easily build a Workflow and make it available as a WCF service. In this video, we’ll take a look at doing that. Watch it

Hosting a Workflow in a Local Executable using Workflow Services 18 Apr 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Videos & Webcast, WF.
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When the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) was first introduced in the .NET Framework 3.0, the only way to host a workflow in a client application was to use the WorkflowRuntime class programmatically, start the runtime, and create/start an instance of a workflow.  Furthermore, if you wanted to communicate between the client code and the workflow logic, you needed to use a ExternalDataExchangeService. Read more.

Building Workflow Services (WF+WCF) with Visual Studio 2008 18 Apr 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in Videos & Webcast, WCF, WF.
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he Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) are two very relevant technologies within .NET 3.x for Public Sector applications. WCF represents a total unification layer for building connected systems and WF provides a powerful foundation for process reengineering. Combine them and you have an unbelievable set of capabilities for building robust enterprise application that involve both process automation as well as human and machine to machine workflow and process communication. Come learn the basis of how to build WCF services using workflow foundation in Visual Studio 2008. Visit this post.

DinnerNow.net Sample Application 09 Apr 2008

Posted by Ramaswamy Palaniappan in .NET Compact Framework, ASP.NET, Sample Application, WCF, WF, WPF.
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DinnerNow is a fictitious marketplace where customers can order food from local restaurants for delivery to their home or office. This sample is designed to demonstrate how you can develop a connected application using several new Microsoft technologies.

The demo utilizes several technologies including: IIS7, ASP.NET Ajax Extensions, LINQ, Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows PowerShell, and the .NET Compact Framework.