Swiss MSDN Team Blog : Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Hands-on Lab
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Hands-on Lab
Encouraged from the positive feedback in terms of number of participants and attendees’ comments, this week the Swiss MSDN Team hold once again another Hands-on Lab here in Wallisellen. This time the topic was Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), the powerful Microsoft technology to built service-oriented systems, based on connected services and applications.
The lab was divided into 2 parts. In the first part, after a short introduction about the technology, people where required to build a service that exposes 2 endpoints: one available for external communication, for clients on platforms others than windows, accessing the service using HTTP and SSL (to guarantee confidentiality); and another one for internal windows clients (for communication inside an organization within a windows environment) accessing the service using TCP.
In the case of the TCP Endpoint people were asked to use Windows Integrated Security as authentication mechanism, while for the HTTP Endpoint, basic authentication in combination with SSL was used.
The last part of the lab showed attendees how to host a service inside Internet Information Server 7 with WAS (Windows Activation Services), which offers for the first time support for non-HTTP Protocols inside IIS.
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