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Anyone who has used BizTalk 2004 and its orchestrations will know that parallel activities spawn multiple threads. You can see this clear in the various activitiy I was wondering if WWF does it the same way - will apprently not. As the Work flow runtime is responsible for starting the threads (it uses one of the CLR threads) its DefaultThreadingService thread is used. The runtime scheduler, instead, schedules execution of all activities and not each parallel branch of the parallel activity. ......

As the day started through the mists of the 'Universal' hangover I wondered what Uncle Bob Muglia had install for us... Well for starters: We got the 6th disk from 'Goods'- Longhorn CPT Sept . We got the promised RC of Viz Studio 2005 And we got the promise of a SQL Server 2005 standard edition - (if you are form the US or Canda {read small print on registration site!} - not JASJARGate again!!) So on to the keynote: The “share the pain” video - well done theboys and girls at TVP UK was ......

This is a recurring theme from a number of PDC 05 attendees. I think the answer is two fold : The first one can be found at : The second is that vNext BizTalk 2004 must be a different beast offering more on top of what now is offered. The designers must be made more friendly (anyone who attended the BizTalk 2004 futres will have seen a glimpse of that), the toolset be increased ......

Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF) is an extensible programming model and runtime components for building solutions on the Windows platform. As a platform component, Windows Workflow Foundation will be included with the WinFx runtime components 3.0. WWF will also be available as a downloadable component in the second half of 2006. Goto : http://www.windowsworkflow.... ......

Microsoft® Codename Max is not like any other product. That's because it's not a product—it's your opportunity to try an exciting new user experience from Microsoft. Today Max lets you make lists of your photos and turn them into beautiful slide shows to share with your family and friends. Tomorrow...who knows?

Get it here :


ASP.NET “Atlas” is a package of new Web development technologies that integrates an extensive set of client script libraries with the rich, server-based development platform of ASP.NET 2.0. “Atlas” enables you to develop Web applications that can update data on a Web page by making direct calls to a Web server — without needing to round trip the page. With “Atlas”, you can take advantage of the best of ASP.NET and server-side code while doing much of the ......

At PDC there is an interviewer asking people what they'd ask Bill Gates: Simple...

' Bill, why didn't you get enough phones!'

Windows Workflow Foundation - (aka Windows Workflow Services, WinOE)

At Long last we ar able to blog about this having been involved for over 9 months....I've extended my blog name in honour of this.

Can't blog now, though, @ PDC listening to the great Don Box perform....


Continuing with my moan....


This is what I missed out on:

Unlocked, Quad band for $149!!!

Highlights Vista gets more of it's bits! Vista now has more 3D experience + the sidebar is back WPF & WCF now looking mature - Microoft Max is a great GUI experience - LINQ - see here Office 12 looks stunning plus has real features - check out storin Power Points slide by slide on WSS then composing a new presentation from those slides - also if the 'master' is changed so is the developed presentation. ......

Arrived at last! Here we are in Hollywood after a resonable flight from the UK. The team with me having satisfied their hunger at The Grill on Hollywood are now busily still trying to reduce 200 down to the required number of sessions.

This blog will try to give the highlights and flavour of what PDC is all about.

First step is registration..see you later!