Exposing Schemas and Orchestrations as WCF Services

In this section, we are going to move away from some of the theoretical aspects of WCF and actually expose a BizTalk process as a WCF Service so that it can be consumed by client applications. When it comes to exposing BizTalk Services, we have two options to exhibit BizTalk processes as WCF Services:

  • Schemas
  • Orchestrations

There are a few subtle differences between these two operations:

  • Exposing Schemas can be used in message-only solutions and processes that include Orchestrations. A few additional steps, including naming Web Method operations and manually selecting Schemas is required, but you get more control in return.
  • Exposing Orchestrations gives you less flexibility when naming your Web Method ...

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