Microsoft's commitment to BPEL 2.0

If you haven't already heard about it, Microsoft will soon be releasing a BPEL 1.1 activity library for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).   The activities will enable you to build workflows that can be losslessly exported to BPEL 1.1.   Also included is a BPEL import/export tool.  This tool enables you to import BPEL into WF or export your WF-based workflow into BPEL.  We could also potentially use WF's custom loader to directly load and run BPEL executables.  Expect to see some demos here soon.

We will also be supporting OASIS WS-BPEL 2.0 towards the end of this year.     Paul has more details about the full announcement.

The bits for the BPEL 1.1 CTP (better known as the BPEL for Windows Workflow Foundation March CTP) will be available next month.   I'll give you some sneak peeks at the CTP later this week.