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WF 4 Migration Guidance now live on MSDN

Our team has posted a set of WF 4 Migration documents on MSDN. You'll find 4 papers initially - an...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 06/05/2009

VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta 1 now available for public download

Earlier this week, we released Beta1 to MSDN subscribers. I am happy to share that the bits are now...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/20/2009

WCF and WF .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 Training Kit

In addition to the Beta1 samples I linked to, you may also find the training kit useful - it has...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/19/2009

WF and WCF .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 samples

When you download VS2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1, you do not automatically get the samples. To...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/19/2009

Beta1 Forums

Here's a link to the Beta1 forums where you can provide feedback and ask questions:...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/18/2009

VS 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1!

I'm finally excited to share that .NET Framework 4.0 Beta1 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 is being...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/18/2009

PDC is here!

Finally, the PDC week is here. At the Ray Ozzie keynote this morning, he announced Windows Azure -...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 10/27/2008

PDC, here we come!

The premier Microsoft conference, the PDC - Professional Developers Conference, is happening in the...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 10/07/2008

Oslo, the silence explained

Check out Doug's post and Don's post about Oslo. Finally, we're ready to talk about Oslo at the PDC....

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 09/07/2008

Request for scenarios : CAG

In Windows Workflow Foundation V1, we shipped an activity called the CAG or the Conditioned Activity...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 08/14/2008

Come learn WF and WCF - quick and valuable how-to screencast series!

WCF and WF have been out since November 2006, and they are both still relatively new technologies....

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 08/14/2008

A bunch of WCF and WF webcasts in June

Our marketing team has launched a series of MSDN webcasts to explore the possibilities of Microsoft...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 06/09/2008

Doug has openings for emacs.net and new language compilers!

Doug is looking to hire, and I can tell you he's great to work for! Check it out if these sound...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/04/2008

RuleChainingBehavior.Update only and Rule attributes - need your feedback and scenarios

RuleChainingBehavior.UpdateOnly has been supported in WF Rules since .NET Framework 3.0. It allows...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 01/14/2008

Rule Reevaluation Behavior - need your feedback and scenarios

RuleReevaluationBehavior has been supported in WF Rules since .NET Framework 3.0. It is an enum that...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 01/14/2008

.NET Framework 3.5 release and available for download

The final bits for 'Orcas' or .NET Framework 3.5 are now available for download! I must say this was...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/20/2007

BizTalk extensions for WF

Paul Andrew and co. have just released BizTalk extensions for WF. This is a really cool piece of...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/03/2007

Finally - Oslo announced!

This past week, we announced "Oslo" at the SOA-BP conference in Redmond. Oslo is the code name for a...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/03/2007

Tell us what Activities you want us to build

We would like to know what Activities you want us to ship with in the next version of Windows...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 10/18/2007

Some open positions and Business Rules Forum 2007

It's been a while since I blogged, due to vacations and just a lot of work. I also have some...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 10/14/2007

Whats up with facebook this morning?

So, a bunch of us here at work are on facebook. I logged in this morning, and it logged in fine....

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 07/31/2007

Come join the Connected Framework team!

Our team shipped WCF + WF and is now on a quest to build the next generation distributed application...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 07/13/2007

Windows Workflow Foundation Rules - Part II Webcast

I did a webcast in May on Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation Rules. I am doing another one...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 07/02/2007

Doing a webcast, and doing it right

I had my first Live WebCast today on Intro to WF Rules. I did a tech-check with Julie and we checked...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/19/2007

Intro to WF Rules Webcast

I will be giving a "Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation Rules" webcast on Friday May 18th at...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 05/17/2007

Your feedback

Alberto, a PM on the Activities team who drove our BPEL release, mentioned that there have been over...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 04/25/2007

Business Analyst Authoring support

In WF V1, we targeted developers and worked with some partners to enable high level authoring...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 04/06/2007

WF Web Approvals Starter Kit Released

Paul Andrew just announced the release of the first out of a series of new starter kits to help...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 04/06/2007

Code as data, it's pretty neat

So I have to admit I've been late in jumping to the "code as data" magic! I did play around with...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 03/16/2007

New sample for rules

After the excellent work done by our test team, I've written a small and simple sample that shows...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 03/02/2007

Another sample from the rules team - Rules against XML

There's another new sample up, written by one of our testers Charlie. This sample shows how the WF...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 02/21/2007

A new custom activity sample - PolicyFromFile activity

Maggie, a tester on the Rules team, recently wrote a PolicyFromFile sample. The idea here is similar...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 02/21/2007

DinnerNow has been updated!

An updated version of Dinner Now is now available - (version 1.2) http://www.CodePlex.com/DinnerNow...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 02/21/2007

DinnerNow.net is live on CodePlex

Our evangelism team has built a new sample application called DinnerNow.net. It is a fictious online...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 02/01/2007

Another day, another storm

Well, Western Washington seems to have made this a habit. We got snow again yesterday, and where I...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 01/11/2007

Patterns and Practices: Web Service Software Factory has been released

Don Smith from the Patterns and Practices group has published an architectural and development...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 01/10/2007

Spanish post on the forum

My main work for the next two weeks is to take care of WCF servicing. This means responding to forum...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 01/03/2007

Finally...

On Friday, Day 8, we got power. Felt great to be back home!

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 12/27/2006

Day 7 - no power

Another day gone, another day without power. It's just getting unbelievable. So, I found out that...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 12/21/2006

Authoring rules against a collection

Sometimes you want to write rules against all items in a collection. In WF V1, this is not supported...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 12/21/2006

Weird bug

I was looking into a question on the WF forums and trying out something. So I defined a WF...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 12/20/2006

Day 6 - No power, still counting

What are the odds of living in a community where 99% of homes have power but ours doesn't? The...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 12/20/2006

TechReady 4 in Seattle

As part of an effort to get the Microsoft field ready for the technologies the product teams are...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 12/19/2006

Power outage

In the windstorm that hit the pacific northwest on Thursday night, a lot of homes lost power. We,...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 12/19/2006

Linq to XSD releases Alpha today

A month ago I was investigating authoring WF rules against XML. We dont support it out of the box,...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/28/2006

Our team on Channel 9

Last week the Channel 9 team came over to our building. They initially wanted to do an interview...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/15/2006

Business Rules Forum - so far

I'm spending this week in DC at the Business Rules Forum Conference. It's been interesting. First,...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/08/2006

Rain, gosh I've never seen so much of it!

I am actually in DC this week at the Business Rules Forum conference, but someone sent me a couple...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/07/2006

We've shipped .Net Framework 3.0

After being on the WCF team for almost 4.5 years, I can tell you we've all been waiting for this...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 11/07/2006

Internet Explorer 7 for XP is now available for free download!

Internet Explorer 7 (English Version) for Windows XP is now available as a free download. Other...

Author: Kavita Kamani - MSFT Date: 10/19/2006

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