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Windows® Communication Foundation 4 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Introduction

Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), alongside Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), has become part of the primary framework for building the next wave of business applications for the Microsoft Windows operating system. WCF provides the underpinning technology driving distributed solutions based on the Microsoft platform; with it, you can build powerful service-oriented systems designed to address connected services and applications. WCF is also an integral technology for building and accessing services running in the cloud under Windows Azure.

You can use WCF to create new services as well as augment and interoperate with many existing services created by using other technologies. ...

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