Robert Westerlund

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State Machine in WF vNext

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a post regarding the fact that they removed the State Machine when rewriting Workflow Foundation (WF) to create WF4. When listening to one of the PDC 2010 presentations regarding WF vNext, I found out that one of the news for the next version of WF was the State Machine. The other news coming with vNext, directly from the list in the presentation:

  • State Machine
  • C# Expressions
  • Versioning
  • Dynamic Update
  • Enhanced Workflow Designer
  • New Activities
    • Database, SendMail, REST Client, …
  • WCF Workflow Service Improvements
    • ?Security, Contract First
  • Partial Trust

You can see the whole presentation at: