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Windows Workflow Reading List

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Windows Workflow is a part of the next-generation APIs from Microsoft collectively known as WinFX. WinFX also includes Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Presentation Foundation. From 50,000 feet away, WinWF consists of a visual workflow designer that plugs into Visual Studio, and a runtime to execute workflow instances.

Windows Workflow from a distance

Here are some WinWF blogs I read:

Paul Andrew (technical PM)
Jon Flanders (a great collection of Biztalk and Workflow posts)
Dharma Shukla (architect)
Bayer White
Thomas Restrepro (covers a variety, including Biztalk and WinWF)
Moustafa Khalil (PM)
Dennis Pilarinos (PM)

WinWF also has a dedicated site: windowsworkflow.net, which downloads, samples, custom activities, and more.

Of course I like the following two articles:
Hello, Workflow
Authoring Workflows

If you know of some other WinWF resources, please share!

Slavo Furman Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mike Taulty has links to interesting WF videos:




and here is slides/examples from his WF presentation

All very nice!

You probably know channel9 -> http://channel9.msdn.com/tags/Workflow
(screencasts are interesting...)

Some other articles I found interesting:

David Chappell -- Introducing Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation: An Early Look [msdn.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx]

Don Box, Dharma Shukla -- Simplify Development With The Declarative Model Of Windows Workflow Foundation [msdn.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx]

Dino Esposito -- Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundation: A Developer Walkthrough [msdn.microsoft.com/.../default.aspx]

Dino Esposito -- MSDN Magazine - Windows Workflow Foundation, Part 1, Part 2 [msdn.microsoft.com/.../CuttingEdge/, msdn.microsoft.com/.../CuttingEdge/]

Israel Hilerio -- What Is Windows Workflow Foundation? [http://dotnet.sys-con.com/read/163734_1.htm]

Brian Noyes -- Manage Application Processes with Windows Workflow Foundation [www.theserverside.net/.../showarticle.tss]

btw, I also like the two articles you mentioned... ;)

Howard van Rooijen Thursday, April 27, 2006

I wrote a WinWF demo at the start of the year - mocking up the London Congestion Charging System - but also incorporating Monad / CodeSmith

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