There is always more than one solution for a problem. This is certainly true when designing solutions for your integration scenarios with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. As we learned in the previous chapter, there are a lot of options to choose from, both for deployment and development of services. In this chapter, we will focus on the options that are available when deploying services.
The following topics are covered in this chapter:
What is WCF?: WCF provides the basis for building, configuring, and deploying services with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, so we will discuss the key concepts that are related to WCF.
Service deployment: Deployment of services is enabled by integration ports. You will learn how to create, configure, and deploy these integration ports.
Service generation: There is a lot going on when services are deployed. We will explore the artifacts that are generated, and learn what CIL is.