PDC05 - More Windows Workflow

Let the "straightening out" begin. The article entitled
Microsoft Workflow engine won't support BizTalk 2006 implies what is a misleading premise. While BizTalk Server 2006 will not have Windows Workflow
Foundation embedded within, there's nothing that prevents the two from coordinating with each other. The BizTalk Futures
session at PDC05 today
addressed two simple ways to do integration between Windows Workflow and BizTalk Server 2004/06 processes:

  • Use the BizTalk SharePoint adapter along with Workflow actions hosted in SharePoint
  • Utilize BizTalk web services which get consumed by Workflow actions

The article itself explains things a bit better, but headlines like this are why us field folks are going to be busy talking about this
for a while.