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WCF talks at PDC

Matt posted a great description of the WCF (and WF) talks we’re giving at PDC.

In particular there are two sessions that I’d like to call out.

The first is Ed Pinto’s session, where you’ll find out about the significant investments we’ve made to improve the WCF authoring experience:

WCF 4.0: Building WCF Services with WF in Microsoft .NET 4.0.

Eliminate the tradeoff between ease of service authoring and performant, scalable services. Hear about significant enhancements in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 4.0 and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) 4.0 to deal with the ever increasing complexity of communication. Learn how to use WCF to correlate messages to service instances using transport, context, and application payloads. See how the new WF messaging activities enable the modeling of rich protocols. Learn how WCF provides a default host for workflows exposing features such as distributed compensation and discovery. See how service definition in XAML completes the union of WF and WCF with a unified authoring experience that simplifies configuration and is fully integrated with IIS activation and deployment.

Once you’ve built your services, you will need to deploy, host, and manage them.  Windows Server "Dublin" handles this complexity, and Dan Eshner will unveil the details here:

Hosting Workflows and Services

Hear about extensions being made to Windows Server to provide a feature-rich middle-tier execution and deployment environment for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) applications. Learn about the architecture of this new extension, how it works, how to take advantage of it, and the features it provides that simplify deployment, management, and troubleshooting of workflows and services.

PDC 2008

I’ve gone dark on the technical side of this blog for two main reasons:

  1. Most of what I’m working on hasn’t been publicly disclosed
  2. I’m prepping for PDC 2008 where I can finally discuss the past 2 years of my life without an NDA 🙂

If you want to see the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies that we’ve been cooking up, register now, and then mark your schedule for my talk:

Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0: A First Look

Programs coordinate work. The code for coordination and state management often obscures a program’s purpose. Learn how programming with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) 4.0 provides clarity of intent while preserving the functional richness of the .NET framework. See how easy it is to build workflows with the new Visual Studio workflow designer. Learn about text-based authoring options for WF. Hear how WF integrates well with other Microsoft technologies (WCF, WPF, ASP.NET). If you’ve looked at WF before, come and see the changes to data flow, composition, and new control flow styles. Significant improvements to usability, composability, and performance make Workflow a great fit for a broad range of solutions on both the client and the server.

Other great (and related) talks include Doug Purdy‘s Lap Around Oslo, Matt‘s Building WF Activities session, and Ed‘s chocolate & peanut butter talk on WCF+WF.

41 days and counting…