Taking advantage of WAS and Auto-Start
Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) was first introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 as an application environment that extends IIS 7 and later to provide first-class support for hosting WCF and WF services.
Built on top of IIS, WAS provides additional capabilities such as:
- Message-based activation, which ensures that processes and applications are only activated when there are requests arriving at the service
- Support for both HTTP and non-HTTP protocols such as NetTcp, NetMSMQ, and NetPipes
- Support for Auto-Start, which allows for expensive initialization work for a service to take place when the application is started as opposed to waiting for the first message to arrive
- Intelligent application ...