Vista Series: Windows Workflow Foundation

In the two previous guides we examined the Windows Presentation Foundation and the Windows Communication Foundation. This final guide wraps up the series with a comprehensive mix of resources for the Windows Workflow Foundation. WWF can be used to model and integrate business processes into reusable workflow-enabled applications. Its three main components are a .NET Framework namespace, graphical workflow designer and workflow engine. This workflow tool is intended to be used across future Microsoft products, so don't wait; dive in today to become familiar with this timesaver.

In the two previous guides we examined the Windows Presentation Foundation and the Windows Communication Foundation. This final guide wraps up the series with a comprehensive mix of resources for the Windows Workflow Foundation. WF can be used to model and integrate business processes into reusable workflow-enabled applications. Its three main components are a .NET Framework namespace, graphical workflow designer and workflow engine....

This workflow tool is intended to be used across future Microsoft products, so don't wait; dive in today to become familiar with this timesaver.

If you'd like to submit additional resources for this series or suggest other topics for new learning guides, please send us an e-mail and let us know.

WF Quickstart

WF Downloads

WF Virtual Labs

Microsoft: "This lab is based on Visual Studio 2005 with Windows Workflow Foundation and you are guided through a developer experience using Windows Workflow Foundation for the first time. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks at any time."

  • Virtual Labs: Windows Workflow Foundation (Microsoft)
  • Hands-On Labs: 12 Hands-on Labs for Beta 1 of Windows Workflow Foundation (Microsoft)
  • The twelve hands-on labs in this download...
    » Getting started with Windows Workflow Foundation
    » Creating Custom Activities
    » Hosting Workflows
    » Creating State Machine Workflows
    » Communicating with the Host Application
    » Workflow and Web Services
    » Data Activities
    » Authoring Advanced Workflow
    » Advanced Custom Activities
    » Role Transactions
    » Authoring Workflows Through Code and Dynamic Update
    » Embedding the Workflow Designer

WF Articles

WF Tutorials

WF Webcasts

WF Reference and Documentation

WF Forums and Blogs

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at Mactoids.com.

This was first published in June 2006

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