Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Importing Biztalk rules and export to Windows Workflow Foundation

The new Rule Manager (version is released!

With just a few mouse clicks, the Rule Manager from Acumen Business imports a BizTalk rule policy and export the rules to the Windows Workflow Foundation format.

The export generates a complete Visual studio solutions. This includes the .rules file, the Business Object model and the code that calls Windows Worklow Engine.

And voila, here is the results of a CarDiagnosis example with the recommendation that I have to get 'Fuel'

It's just a console output, but you hopefully get the idea. It's an executable solution that can be incorporated into the IT infrastructure.

I don't think we can make it any easier.

What you need:

  • Microsoft BizTalk 2006
  • .NET 3.0 (this includes Windows Workflow Foundation)
  • Acumen's Rule Manager with the BizTalk and Windows Workflow Foundation adapters

What you get:

  • Your BizTalk rule policy converted to Windows Workflow Foundation. The best part is that the Windows Workflow Foundation is free and is included in the .NET 3.0 framework.

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