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Pro WCF: Practical Microsoft SOA Implementation by Nishith Pathak, Amit Bahree, Shawn Cicoria, Dennis Mulder, Chris Peiris

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Coexisting with Existing Technology

With .NET, Microsoft espouses a vision of how the Internet can make businesses more efficient and deliver services to consumers. WCF takes all the capabilities of the existing technology stacks while not relying upon any of them. WCF is a new investment and relies on the classes that are available in the .NET Framework 3.0. All your existing investments will run side by side with WCF. Applications built with these earlier technologies will continue to work unchanged on systems with WCF installed. It also provides you with an opportunity to communicate with, or even replace, existing Windows communications APIs and technologies, including ASMX, ASP.NET web services, Web Services Enhancements (WSE), Enterprise ...

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