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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Services
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Introducing WCF

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) was introduced with the release of .NET Framework 3.0. This release of the .NET framework was in essence Version 2.0 along with four additional components:

  • Windows Presentation Foundation (UI graphical platform)

  • Windows CardSpace (identity management platform)

  • Windows Workflow Foundation (workflow platform)

  • Windows Communication Foundation (communication platform)

Existing technologies

WCF is meant to provide a unified programming model to build, configure, and deploy services on distributed networks. It combines well-known technologies that have been around for some time, such as .NET remoting, Web Services Enhancements (WSE), MSMQ, ASMX, and message-oriented programming.


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The ABC of WCF

An elaborate explanation of all of the features that WCF...