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  • Microsoft Announces its Commitment to BPEL 1.1 and 2.0

    Microsoft already supports BPEL in its ESB product BizTalk Server. Now the company has announced its plans to support BPEL within the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), which is integrated into Windows Vista. BPEL will be supported by a set of WF activities available as BPEL for Windows Workflow Foundation.

  • .NET Framework 3.0 RTM Posted

    The RTM version of .NET 3.0 is available. This includes the redistributables and SDK for the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

  • Things to know about Windows Workflow Foundation

    Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is the programming model, engine and tools for quickly building workflow enabled applications. Harry Pierson delves into the details of WF in a recent blog post. Update: Paul Andrew responds on his blog with "Ten Reasons why WF is not a Toy".

  • InfoQ Article: Java, .NET, but why together?

    The Java vs. NET war is over. In this article, Ted Neward looks at how we can leverage the strengths of each together, such as using Microsoft Office to act as a "rich client" to a Java middle-tier service, or building a Windows Presentation Foundation GUI on top of Java POJOs, or even how to execute Java Enterprise/J2EE functionality from within a Windows Workflow host.

  • Developers Petition Microsoft to Rename .NET Framework 3.0

    A group of developers are petitioning Microsoft to change the name of the announced ".NET Framework 3.0" back to "WinFX" or another less-confusing name. The source of the confusion is that the .NET Framework 3.0 will still run on version 2.0 of the CLR, which many consider synonymous with "the .NET framework." The petition has 210 signatures at the time of this writing.

  • .NET Framework 3.0 June CTP is out

    The June CTP of the .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly, WinFX) is now available for download. This is an update since the Beta 2 release, and is intended for use with Windows Vista build 5456. Note that there is no Go-Live license available for this release.

  • InfoQ Article: The HandleExternalEvent in Windows Workflow

    The HandleExternalEvent Activity in Windows Workflow Foundation is used to handle events raised by the host process. It provides a way in which you can communicate with a workflow to notify it that some event has occured and get the workflow to respond.

  • Building Applications On Windows Workflow Foundation

    Three main factors that have limited the adoption of workflow models. The cost of most workflow products has been quite high. Integrating the workflow platform with existing systems and standardizing on a particular workflow model is also costly. Microsoft's David Green has written an article explaining the use cases for workflow and how to realize one with Windows Workflow Foundation.