Windows Workflow Foundation By Jayesh Chudasama

Book : Presenting Windows Workflow Foundation
September 11, 2006, 5:56 pm
Filed under: Books & writing

Written by several key members of the Microsoft team responsible for creating and marketing Windows Workflow Foundation, Presenting Windows Workflow Foundation covers Windows Workflow Foundation at an introductory level for a current .NET developer.

All code examples are explained so that you can read the book without a computer, or you can download the samples and work through them while you read. 

From the Publisher

Presenting Windows Workflow Foundation is a premium reference that provides information on a key part of WinFX, providing universally accessible and consistent workflow technology for the Windows platform. Windows Workflow Foundation delivers an API as part of WinFX and a workflow designer hosted in Visual Studio 2005.

The Windows Workflow Foundation supports development of both sequential and state-based workflow involving both human and system interaction. Sequential workflow is a map of activities that may be in series or parallel. State-based workflow is a state machine where events cause transitions. Rules can be specified that drive decision making in a workflow and can be updated easily at runtime. Workflow can be created as a model and executed inside many host applications including Windows Forms, console applications, or Web applications.

Key Scenarios that can be developed with Windows Workflow Foundation include: Document management: The steps involved in the review and approval of shared documents or other content.

Line of business application: The processing flow or business logic in an extensible part of the application. Website page flow: The flow of state variables between web pages. IT management: Handling of common systems management processes. Decision making logic: Where complex business logic is well described by a sequential or state diagram. Consumer: A common series of steps for consumer PC usage. 

 About the Authors
Paul Andrew is the technical product manager for Windows Workflow Foundation. He has also worked for Microsoft both as a developer evangelist and as a developer consultant.

James Conard is an architect evangelist with Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group. James is responsible for driving the early adoption of Windows Workflow Foundation with key ISVs and customers.

Scott Woodgate is a group product manager responsible for technical product planning and worldwide readiness of BizTalk Server and Windows Workflow Foundation.

Jon Flanders is an industry-leading author and instructor of in-depth developer training materials at DevelopMentor.

George Hatoun is a program for Workflow in Microsoft Office. He defines Office workflow engine requirements and the integration of Windows Workflow Foundation into Windows Sharepoint Services.

Israel Hilerio is a program manager on the Windows Workflow Foundation team in charge of forms integration and designer re-hosting.

Pravin Indurkar is a program manager on the Windows Workflow Foundation team and is responsible for the state machine workflows in Windows Workflow Foundation.

Dennis Pilarinos is a technical program manager on the Windows Workflow Foundation team. He is responsible for defining and creating the developer tools and parts of the programming model for Windows Workflow Foundation.

Jurgen Willis is a program manager with the Windows Workflow Foundation team. He is responsible for the rules technology and condition-driven activities.


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