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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Hands-on! Beta Edition by Craig McMurtry, Nigel Watling, Marc Mercuri

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Chapter 11. Peer Communication

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Introducing Peer Channel

As explained in Chapter 8, “Custom Transports,” Windows Communication Foundation protocols are implemented as channels. A channel for multiparty, peer-to-peer communication is provided, called Peer Channel.

Peer Channel is a significant innovation of the Windows Communication Foundation that provides two very important benefits. First, it enables the construction of sophisticated peer-to-peer applications involving the exchange of structured data. More generally, though, Peer Channel provides simply the easiest way to leverage the new Windows Peer-to-Peer Networking facilities available in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and later Windows client ...

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