Matt Milner introduces the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) communication architecture and covers sending data out of a workflow and submitting data to running workflow instances.
MSDN Magazine September 2007
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This month's column describes how to use WCF for communication between a workflow and a host application in Windows Workflow Foundation 3. This knowledge should help developers with their efforts using WF3 and prepare them for WF4, where WCF is the only abstraction over queues (referred to as "bookmarks" in WF4) that ships with the framework.
MSDN Magazine November 2009
Design patterns provide a common, repeatable approach to solving software development tasks, and many different patterns can describe how to accomplish a certain goal in code. When developers begin working with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), they often ask about how to accomplish common tasks with the technology. This month's column discusses several design patterns used in WF.
MSDN Magazine August 2009
Matt Milner addresses reader requests for information about safely sharing a persistence database across applications and using lesser-known parts of the framework such as ChannelManagerService.
MSDN Magazine August 2008
When building workflows, you must consider the developer experience, available tools, long-term maintenance, and future versioning.
MSDN Magazine May 2008
With the NET Framework 3.5, Windows Workflow Foundation can now truly be integrated with Windows Communication Foundation. This column describes how the integration works and how to make use of it effectively.
MSDN Magazine Launch 2008
MSDN Magazine March 2007
The .NET Framework 4 makes it easier than ever to implement WCF services using WF. We'll demonstrate just how easy it is by modeling a long-running, durable and instrumented workflow based on a real-world business case without having to write any code.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
Learn some advanced Windows Communication Foundation programming techniques as Juval Lowy begins an in-depth examination of the Windows Azure AppFabric service bus, focusing first on buffers.
Juval Lowy explains how the industry-standard discovery solution enables clients to discover available addresses for WCF calls at runtime, and he provides tools and helper classes to simplify the process.
MSDN Magazine January 2010
In this article, the author covers the new features in SharePoint 2010 geared for workflow developers and thenÃÂ walks the readerÃÂ through a couple of new user scenarios.
This article describes aspects of using routers with the .NET service bus, especially their use in a message-based architecture.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
For WPF programmers, one major revelation about the power of the DataTemplate comes with a demonstration of how XAML can turn business objects into bar charts. This column explores how to use DataTemplates to create different types of charts.
MSDN Magazine September 2009
This column shows you how to secure the .NET Services Bus and also provides some helper classes and utilities to automate many of the details.
MSDN Magazine July 2009
Late last year Microsoft released Calendar and DatePicker controls for WPF in the WPF Toolkit. We'll show you how they work, and how you can customize them.
MSDN Magazine June 2009
Developers often struggle with versioning workflows and their related classes. Matt Milner discusses the core issues related to workflow versioning and provides recommendations for making changes to workflow definitions, activities, and workflow services.
MSDN Magazine May 2009
The .NET Services Bus is arguably the most accessible, powerful, and useful piece of the new Windows Azure Cloud Computing initiative. See how it manages cloud communications.
MSDN Magazine April 2009