Thu, Sep 15 2005 7:21 PM
Rob van der Meijden
PDC 2005 Biztalk 2006
I have to recall this session from my head because the slides are not yet available for download, and after the great party (as Rene mentioned) this is a little bit difficult. So here are some things for me to remember. I went to this session because of the use of Biztalk 2006 in the next project I mentioned earlier and because the confusion with WWF (Windows Workflow Foundation).
So first I saw some new features working in a demo. Creating a form in Infopath sending the form direct into Biztalk and trough email approved or rejected by some person. It all worked fine without to write one single line of code.
What about the correlation with WCF (Windows Communication Foundation). There is no need for a direct implementation of WCF because all the protocols WCF support already exists within Biztalk. But in further releases this part of Biztalk could partially been replaced by WCF.
So is the WWF (Windows Workflow Foundation) going to replace Biztalk ? It seems that the WWF is similar, in a functional matter, to the orchestration part of Biztalk. And in further releases this part of Biztalk is going to be replaced by the WWF. When to use Biztalk or WWF ? When you’re creating business apps which ‘stays’ within you’re organization, you’re workflow doesn’t contain long running processes and all the endpoints are supported in a familiar way use the WWF, otherwise use Biztalk.
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