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With the news of OSLO some months ago the Microsoft World has been all a buzz about Modelling. But this is a number of years away. What interests me is what do we do today? To model business processes today we need to be able to span not only BizTalk but also Workflow Foundation as well. At present there is no product that successfully does this, certainly not a Microsoft one! We can look to K2 for some relief but whilst it makes a go it the problem and delivers an excellent workflow tool we still ......

Home Automation with Windows Workflow Published 05 October 07 10:58 AM | Coding4Fun There are some pretty good Home Automation packages out there on the market. Some of these are made for installers – and are thus closed to easy customization by the end user. Then there are packages that are made for hobbyists. These have good core automation systems, and provide some add-in points for customization. There are very few good “toolkits” for home automation enthusiasts who like to Code4Fun, so I decided ......

Continuing with the great announcements around BizTalk, just released, the long awaited BizTalk Server 2006 extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation SDK. Use Windows Foundation modeling and host workflows in BizTalk Server. Windows Foundation modeling and host workflows in BizTalk Server. Find out more here ......

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 viewers...so 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. ......

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....