Windows Workflow Foundation By Jayesh Chudasama


Windows Vista September CTP .NET 3.0 Runtime Components, Windows SDK, Orcas Tools and Workflow Extensions to Visual Studio 2005
September 28, 2006, 8:04 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Technical

The Windows Vista September CTP has been released to beta members. There is a matching September CTP from the .NET 3.0 Runtime Components, Windows SDK, “Orcas” Tools and Workflow Extensions to Visual Studio 2005.

Download

Microsoft Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” Community Technology Preview – Development Tools for .NET Framework 3.0

Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (ISO) for September CTP of Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Extensions for Windows® Workflow Foundation Release Candidate 5

Microsoft Pre-Release Software Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 – September CTP

Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (ISO) for September CTP of Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 Runtime Components



Workflow – Online Sales System
September 21, 2006, 3:32 pm
Filed under: Blogroll, Functional

Visitor gets in to Online Sales System to buy from various sources (e.g. Affiliate program, paid ads, Search engine, forums, links and JVs.

Track & record the details from where visitor has come up on this page.

Populate Opt – In form for future communication & opt-in link building.

If (Visitor is not interested in opt-in)
{
Go ahead to Product Sales Page.
}

Else
{
Prompts ‘Thank You Message’.
Promote ‘Offer’ for Sale.
If (‘Offer’ is accepted)
{
Go ahead to Product Sales Page.
}
Else
{
Offer Newsletter Sign Up.
}

}

Go ahead to Product Sales Page.

Switch (Visitor’s Interest in Buying)
{
Case “Positive”:
Go ahead to Up Sell
Case “May Be” (Not Now):
Opt in Promotional Material, Free Booklets & Newsletters
Prospect Follow up – Auto responder
Case “No”:
Take Survey to know interest or promote affiliated product
}

Go Ahead To Up Sell
If (Yes)
{
Up sell order
Thanks Message
}
Else
{
Regular order
}
Follow up – Auto responder for order
Confirm Sale



Understanding Workflow in Windows SharePoint Services and the 2007 Microsoft Office System
September 21, 2006, 2:38 pm
Filed under: Books & writing

Very good notes on Understanding Workflow in Windows SharePoint Services and the 2007 Microsoft Office System have been published by Paul Andrew on his blog

The content covers the value of human workflow, a primer on workflow and SharePoint, a description of workflow in Windows SharePoint Services and then for Office SharePoint Server, and finally a comparison describing how to choose between Windows SharePoint Service and Office SharePoint Server.



Workflow – Returnable Packaging Process
September 21, 2006, 10:51 am
Filed under: Blogroll, Functional

All packaging materials are inexpensive. If customer holds any valuable packaging material then he should compensate the seller. Here i have tried to put this workflow in words.

Sales Order by Customer

Delivery of goods with packaging by Seller

If (Billing includes value for packaging material)
{
// End of this process
}
Else
{
If (Customer returns packing items)
{
Returnable packing pick up
Returns delivery (for packaging material)
}
Else
{
Returnable packing issue
Billing for returnable packaging by Seller

}
}



Workflow – Consignment Sale Process
September 21, 2006, 10:28 am
Filed under: Functional

What is Consignment?

Goods shipped for future sale or other purpose, title remaining with the shipper / exporter (Consignor), for which the receiver / importer (Consignee), upon his acceptance, is accountable.

Consigned goods are a part of the consignor’s inventory until sold. The consignee may be the eventual purchaser, may act as the agent through whom the sale is affected, or may otherwise dispose of the goods in accordance with his agreement with the consignor.

Entities

  • Consignee
  • Consignor
  • Inventory

Processes:

Consignment Fill-up Process

  • Consignee fills up Order.
  • Standard Delivery

Consignment Issue Process

  • Consignee issue order
  • Standard Delivery
  • Invoice

Consignment Return Process

  • Consignee returns Order
  • Returns Delivery
  • Credit consignee for returns

Consignment Pick Up (Final Process)

  • Pick up order
  • Returns delivery

I would be thankful to everyone who can kindly expand this business workflow process of consignment.



Introduction to Hosting Windows Workflow Foundation
September 21, 2006, 5:36 am
Filed under: Books & writing

Have a look!! A new article – Introduction to Hosting Windows Workflow Foundation has been published on MSDN.
This provides an overview of how an application hosting Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) can manage and monitor running workflows and gives an overview of the runtime services and their out-of-box implementations

Key points:

  • WF provides a runtime engine, which is responsible for workflow execution and state management.
  • WF provides out-of-box activities and control operations methods on the WorkflowInstance class to manage the workflow states and life cycle.
  • Persistence Points
  • Workflow Instance Events
  • Workflow Instance Events Transitions
  • Managing and monitoring the workflows
  • Workflow Runtime Events
  • Base Runtime Services


Windows Workflow Foundation Documentation on MSDN
September 14, 2006, 1:21 pm
Filed under: Books & writing

Windows Workflow Foundation documentation on MSDN describes the programming model, samples, and tools of Windows Workflow Foundation.

Windows Workflow Foundation Overview

Windows Workflow Foundation Programming Guide

Windows Workflow Foundation Tutorials