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Windows Communication Foundation Unleashed by Matt Winkler, Nigel Watling, Marc Mercuri, Craig McMurtry

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Foreword

I started working on the Windows Communication Foundation in 2001 (then known as “Indigo”), when we were a small team—I was perhaps the 20th person to join. In my tenure on the team, I served as lead program manager for storage, manageability, reliable messaging, and queuing. The team had a great vision of facilitating the next generation of Web services by creating a foundation for Web services that could be practically applied to a breadth of distributing computing problems. We wanted to ensure that Web services could be implemented for businesses that enable secure communication—confidentiality, signing, federation—so distributed computing customers could use Web services for communication in the real world. We wanted to make sure ...

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