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endpoint.tv Screencast - Creating Your First Sequential Workflow

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This week's weekly WF/WCF Screencast series shakes things up a bit. This week is the first in the series covering Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). We will be alternating back and forth between the WF and WCF technologies each month.

In this short video, CSD MVP Matt Milner from PluralSight guides the viewer through how to create your WF Sequential Workflow. The screencast takes you on a quick tour of putting together a sequential workflow - creating the workflow, adding the business logic using flow control activities, and using custom activities to do the work. As an example, Matt uses the example of processing an eCommerce order - processing a customer purchasing transaction and working with back-end inventory. As we create the workflow, Matt discusses custom activities, using base activity library activities, and binding activity properties to custom workflow properties. 

Compared to the WCF screencasts, this may seem to be a lot more to digest up front, but this screencast provides a good starting overview, that we will drill into as we move through the series.

For additional information on WF, please check out the WF Dev Center on MSDN and the .NET Endpoint team blog. For more information on classes offered by Aaron and the PluralSight folks, check out their catalog of instructor led courses and new online courses that cover a variety of Microsoft technologies, ranging from .NET v3.5 to WSS to BizTalk server.

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