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Back in the Office

One year later, I’m back from sabbatical and in my office (which has been moved to building 18). It’s a bit surreal to be back, though fun to be catching up on the past year of developments and reconnecting with our plans for WF and WCF. I’m looking forward to reengaging with our customers as well. More soon….

Ramping back up on the technical blog posts

I’ve been pretty quiet recently on the technical blog front, mostly because my work was in the dark depths of development. A few weeks ago, we released Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 which includes all of the technologies I’ve been working on for the past 3 years 🙂

One of the big components included in .Net 4.0 Beta1 is the WF4 framework that I unveiled at PDC. The team is blogging here, and I’ll be including ongoing tidbits for WF and WCF to help smooth out speed bumps encountered by our customers.

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…