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Imlementing Business Process Workflows in .NET

C
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process scenarios?

Thanks.
Sep 22 '06 #1
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Take a look at Windows Workflow foundation
http://www.johntimney.com/home/redir...w/default.aspx

-
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:FC**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process scenarios?

Thanks.

Sep 22 '06 #2

Not quite what you asked for but here is a list of Workflow solutions in a
Microsoft environment:
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=357095

I've personally only used the K2 solution. It is extremely easy to define
workflows with their tool and can have custom code added to almost every step.

Michael

"C" wrote:
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process scenarios?

Thanks.
Sep 22 '06 #3
C
Tahnsk for that. Looks good.
What about BizTalk 2006? Would it be difficult to learn on the fly or is it
too heavy for just workflows (we might also need it for integration)?

"Michael" wrote:
>
Not quite what you asked for but here is a list of Workflow solutions in a
Microsoft environment:
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=357095

I've personally only used the K2 solution. It is extremely easy to define
workflows with their tool and can have custom code added to almost every step.

Michael

"C" wrote:
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process scenarios?

Thanks.
Sep 22 '06 #4
Hello C,

BizTalk is not just workflow it's Orchestration that allows you to model
business processes (BP) and business operations (BO) that comprise workflow
too.

The little desctiption of BizTalk is there http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BizTalk

CTahnsk for that. Looks good. What about BizTalk 2006? Would it be
Cdifficult to learn on the fly or is it too heavy for just workflows
C(we might also need it for integration)?
C>
C"Michael" wrote:
C>
>Not quite what you asked for but here is a list of Workflow solutions
in a Microsoft environment:
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=357095

I've personally only used the K2 solution. It is extremely easy to
define workflows with their tool and can have custom code added to
almost every step.

Michael

"C" wrote:
>>Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio
.NET that can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business
Process scenarios?

Thanks.
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Sep 23 '06 #5
C
What about Sharepoint?

Can I use this to automate workflows and integrate with Visual Studio?

"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
Hello C,

BizTalk is not just workflow it's Orchestration that allows you to model
business processes (BP) and business operations (BO) that comprise workflow
too.

The little desctiption of BizTalk is there http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BizTalk

CTahnsk for that. Looks good. What about BizTalk 2006? Would it be
Cdifficult to learn on the fly or is it too heavy for just workflows
C(we might also need it for integration)?
C>
C"Michael" wrote:
C>
Not quite what you asked for but here is a list of Workflow solutions
in a Microsoft environment:
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=357095

I've personally only used the K2 solution. It is extremely easy to
define workflows with their tool and can have custom code added to
almost every step.

Michael

"C" wrote:

Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio
.NET that can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business
Process scenarios?

Thanks.
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Sep 25 '06 #6
C
What about Sharepoint?

Can I use this to automate workflows and integrate with Visual Studio?

Just want to look at all my options.

Below seems to be what I need though.

"John Timney (MVP)" wrote:
Take a look at Windows Workflow foundation
http://www.johntimney.com/home/redir...w/default.aspx

-
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:FC**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process scenarios?

Thanks.


Sep 25 '06 #7

"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:EA**********************************@microsof t.com...
What about Sharepoint?
What about Sharepoint? It has no real workflow of its own, a lot of people
resort to using office document/mail workflow- you need third party tools
like K2, but you can certainly integrate WWF with MOSS2007 (the next version
of SPS), I dont know if you could integrate it with SPS2003 but only because
I've never looked at it.
Can I use this to automate workflows and integrate with Visual Studio?
Yes
Just want to look at all my options.

Below seems to be what I need though.
Its an exciting product, well worth a sniff at.

Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com


"John Timney (MVP)" wrote:
>Take a look at Windows Workflow foundation
http://www.johntimney.com/home/redir...w/default.aspx

-
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:FC**********************************@microso ft.com...
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET
that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process
scenarios?

Thanks.



Sep 25 '06 #8
C
Thansk for that John.

"but you can certainly integrate WWF with MOSS2007 (the next version
of SPS),"

So will SPS 2007 provide similr functionality to what k2 does or will it be
mainly for handling documents / files ?

"John Timney (MVP)" wrote:
>
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:EA**********************************@microsof t.com...
What about Sharepoint?

What about Sharepoint? It has no real workflow of its own, a lot of people
resort to using office document/mail workflow- you need third party tools
like K2, but you can certainly integrate WWF with MOSS2007 (the next version
of SPS), I dont know if you could integrate it with SPS2003 but only because
I've never looked at it.
Can I use this to automate workflows and integrate with Visual Studio?

Yes
Just want to look at all my options.

Below seems to be what I need though.

Its an exciting product, well worth a sniff at.

Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com


"John Timney (MVP)" wrote:
Take a look at Windows Workflow foundation
http://www.johntimney.com/home/redir...w/default.aspx

-
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:FC**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET
that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process
scenarios?

Thanks.


Sep 25 '06 #9
Hello C,

Sharepoint isn't workflow tool, it's more document orient, to keep and share
doc among others

CWhat about Sharepoint?
C>
CCan I use this to automate workflows and integrate with Visual
CStudio?
C>
C"Michael Nemtsev" wrote:
C>
>Hello C,

BizTalk is not just workflow it's Orchestration that allows you to
model business processes (BP) and business operations (BO) that
comprise workflow too.

The little desctiption of BizTalk is there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BizTalk

CTahnsk for that. Looks good. What about BizTalk 2006? Would it be
Cdifficult to learn on the fly or is it too heavy for just
workflows
C(we might also need it for integration)?
C>
C"Michael" wrote:
C>
>>>Not quite what you asked for but here is a list of Workflow
solutions in a Microsoft environment:
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=357095

I've personally only used the K2 solution. It is extremely easy to
define workflows with their tool and can have custom code added to
almost every step.

Michael

"C" wrote:

Hi,
>
Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio
.NET that can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business
Process scenarios?
>
Thanks.
>
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents
do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Sep 25 '06 #10
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote
Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process scenarios?
They sure do.

..Net 3.0 includes "Windows Workflow Foundation" and it's exactly what you
just described.

--
Chris Mullins, MCSD.NET, MCPD:Enterprise
http://www.coversant.net/blogs/cmullins
Sep 25 '06 #11
C
OK. Thanks Chris.

Any idea when it is available to buy?

"Chris Mullins" wrote:
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote
Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process scenarios?

They sure do.

..Net 3.0 includes "Windows Workflow Foundation" and it's exactly what you
just described.

--
Chris Mullins, MCSD.NET, MCPD:Enterprise
http://www.coversant.net/blogs/cmullins
Sep 27 '06 #12
K2 are already building on what they have for MOSS2007, from 2003. The out
of the box workflow is limited only by your ability to programme new
workflow in tools like vs.net, using WWF.

--
--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:BC**********************************@microsof t.com...
Thansk for that John.

"but you can certainly integrate WWF with MOSS2007 (the next version
of SPS),"

So will SPS 2007 provide similr functionality to what k2 does or will it
be
mainly for handling documents / files ?

"John Timney (MVP)" wrote:
>>
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:EA**********************************@microso ft.com...
What about Sharepoint?

What about Sharepoint? It has no real workflow of its own, a lot of
people
resort to using office document/mail workflow- you need third party tools
like K2, but you can certainly integrate WWF with MOSS2007 (the next
version
of SPS), I dont know if you could integrate it with SPS2003 but only
because
I've never looked at it.
Can I use this to automate workflows and integrate with Visual Studio?

Yes
Just want to look at all my options.

Below seems to be what I need though.

Its an exciting product, well worth a sniff at.

Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com


"John Timney (MVP)" wrote:

Take a look at Windows Workflow foundation
http://www.johntimney.com/home/redir...w/default.aspx

-
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:FC**********************************@microso ft.com...
Hi,

Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio
.NET
that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process
scenarios?

Thanks.



Sep 27 '06 #13
Its release is pegged to that of MOSS2007, speaking to Microsoft today it is
a few months away but close to RTM in stability so you should be fairly
confident on using it now but it remains subject to change as all beta's do.

--
--
Regards

John Timney (MVP)
VISIT MY WEBSITE:
http://www.johntimney.com
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:50**********************************@microsof t.com...
OK. Thanks Chris.

Any idea when it is available to buy?

"Chris Mullins" wrote:
>"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote
Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET
that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process
scenarios?

They sure do.

..Net 3.0 includes "Windows Workflow Foundation" and it's exactly what
you
just described.

--
Chris Mullins, MCSD.NET, MCPD:Enterprise
http://www.coversant.net/blogs/cmullins

Sep 27 '06 #14
The current thinking is that .Net 3.0 will ship at exactly the same time as
Vista.

RC1 is out now. You can see the Microsoft Site at:
http://www.netfx3.com/

I went to a presentation last night on CardSpace that was put on by the
CommunityServer guys (aka: The guys who run netfx3.com), and it was pretty
neat. I'm still a bit on the fence though - there seem to be some issues
there that still need solving.

--
Chris Mullins, MCSD.NET, MCPD:Enterprise
http://www.coversant.net/blogs/cmullins
"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:50**********************************@microsof t.com...
OK. Thanks Chris.

Any idea when it is available to buy?

"Chris Mullins" wrote:
>"C" <C@discussions.microsoft.comwrote
Does Microsoft have a product that integrates with Visual Studio .NET
that
can be used to develop Web based Workflows for Business Process
scenarios?

They sure do.

..Net 3.0 includes "Windows Workflow Foundation" and it's exactly what
you
just described.

--
Chris Mullins, MCSD.NET, MCPD:Enterprise
http://www.coversant.net/blogs/cmullins

Sep 28 '06 #15

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