Due to the distributed nature of a business process it makes sense for a workflow to be deployed as a distributed application. See how Windows Workflow and Web Services hold the key.
MSDN Magazine October 2006
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BizTalk Server is an excellent platform for automating B2B and EAI workflows. Process-driven workflows send messages between machines and access data. Until now, such processes were very difficult to automate, but with the introduction of Human Workflow Services in BizTalk Server 2004, this class of workflow automation is a very real possibility. This article explains it all.
MSDN Magazine October 2004
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.
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This article covers the core components required for building custom activities in Windows Workflow Foundation.
MSDN Magazine December 2006
In this article the author focuses on one critically important Web services specification that has been largely overlooked: the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS, or BPEL). He describes why BPEL is important and what it offers you if you are implementing Web services today or planning to in the future. Concrete examples using BizTalk Server 2004 are presented in the article.
MSDN Magazine March 2005
Windows services are applications that run outside of any particular user context in Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP. The creation of services used to require expert coding skills and generally required C or C++. Visual Studio .NET now makes it easy for you to create a Windows service, whether you're writing code in C++, C#, or Visual Basic. You can also write a Windows service in any other language that targets the common language runtime. This article walks you through the creation of a useful Windows service, then demonstrates how to install, test, and debug the service.
MSDN Magazine December 2001
We are using windows state machine workflow. We need to use Oracle for persisteing and tracking workflow instances. Can anyone provide custom services for Oracle?
We have even tried WFTools but not able to connect to Oracle database. Please provide the same code if anyone has tried.
Hi, I developed a wcf service, hosted in Windows service with Namedpipe binding, and a client application that were both in .net 4.0
both work well in my development computer, in Win 7
when i deployed both service and client in another computer. the service works, but the client cannot access the service.
with EndpointNot Found exception
when I changed binding to wsHttpBinding, the client failed to call the service with SecurityNegotiationException
I have build a test solution in two parts :
1) WCF service which hosts a Windows Workflow (statemachine).
2) Console application which consumes the WCF Service.
It works well, but if I do a bad process, it crashes which is normal. Exemple : the client calls an event which is impossible to execute given the current state according to the workflow design. In this case, the client receives a WCF exception. This exception
is masked, which is normal (an option has to be set in WCF side to enable exception transmission).
The problem is that, althought I launched the console application with the debugger, with the WCF service project, the debugger doesn't break on Workflow errors in WCF error side. (However, I saw that non-Workflow errors in WCF side are still stopped by
How could I force the VS debugger to break on Workflow WCF errors ?