By now it should be common knowledge that MSS 2007 (SPS) uses Windows Workflow and managed code. This really changes the way that we build speech applications. Personally I’m getting very comfortable with the Workflow paradigm and I am enjoying using WF.
However it does change the way we think and to get a real handle on it you need to understand the Workflow model. I’ve been compiling a list of Workflow blogs and resources as I encounter them. I thought I would share them with you and hopefully you have some that I don’t know about.
The Windows Workflow Foundation should be top on everybody’s resource list. Lot’s of good stuff there including forums, screencasts, samples and user contributed activities.
Commonality is Tomas Restrepo’s blog and he posts some great stuff concerning WF. He has a set of MSMQ Activities that I’m anxious to try out since my Outbound Dialing application uses MSMQ to report the call status back to the traffic cop.
Matt W’s Windows Workflow Place has a lot of good stuff along with some excellent links to other WF bloggers.
Brian Noye blogs about .NET things but has some great posts on WF and even has the source code for a class that he did on WCF and WF. His Understanding Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and its complexities is well worth reading.
Here are some other blogs that I gleamed form Matt’s site that I haven’t had time to thoroughly read yet
Dharma and Bob Schmidt both work from Microsoft and have a book coming out soon entitled Essential Windows Workflow Foundfation.
Since WF will play such a fundamental role in how we develop our speech apps in the future taking the time to really understand it now will pay off later. If you have some Workflow links of your own to share then I would love to hear from you.