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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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Working with Transactions and Queues

In Chapter 8 you saw that MSMQ plays an important part in WCF and offers you a great deal of advantages in terms of reliability in scenarios that require integration with legacy applications as well as in scenarios where you require guaranteed delivery.

It is important to note that the queuing and dequeuing of messages between a client and the queue is implicitly transactional. In other words, the transfer of a message to and from a queue is transactional in nature; either the entire message will get on the queue or no part of it will be placed on the queue. This is comfortable for scenarios that require one-way messaging only. However, what if you require a series of operations under the sponsorship of a ...

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