BizTalk Server 2006 extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation SDK
The BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Extensions for Windows Workflow Foundation SDK has just been released. It allows the ability to use WF modeling and host WF-based workflows in BizTalk Server.
The release of this SDK will hopefully answer the many questions developers have had with regards to when to use BizTalk Server vs Windows Workflow Foundation for a process related application and will hopefully showcase the "better together" story in that both technologies are quite complimentary. The SDK also ships with a sample of how to build a wrapper BizTalk orchestration for a WF-based workflow that can be deployed to BizTalk Server. This presents a powerful solution as it provides the flexibility of WF coupled with the robust services provided by BizTalk Server, like adapters, business activity monitoring and tracking infrastructure, deployment management, scalability, etc.
This SDK Sample provides a good alternative to having to face the sometimes difficult choice between BizTalk Server or WF by directly allowing you to choose both.
So download today and let us know what you think!