MSDN Webcast: Windows Communication Foundation Top to Bottom (Part 06 of 15): Hosting  (Level 200)
MSDN Webcast: Windows Communication Foundation Top to Bottom (Part 06 of 15): Hosting (Level 200)
Event ID: 1032344339
Language(s): English.
Product(s): Other.
Audience(s): Pro Dev/Programmer.

For a service to be accessible at run time, it must be hosted in a managed process. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services can be hosted with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0, with the new Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) installed with IIS version 7.0, or with any other managed application process, including console, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), or Windows service applications. Selecting the right hosting environment for services is a choice driven by the application deployment scenario, including the requirements for transport protocol and operating platform. There are also other features available to each hosting environment that can further influence deployment decisions and the choice of host. In this webcast, we describe the desired features of a hosting environment and the fundamentals of WCF service hosting. We also drill deeper into hosting semantics and features of Windows applications, Windows services, IIS, and WAS. In the process, we learn practical implementations for each hosting environment, gain insight into their specific features and benefits, and discuss how to select the right host for your service.

Presenter: Michèle Leroux Bustamante, Chief Architect, IDesign Inc.

Michèle Leroux Bustamante is chief architect of IDesign Inc., Microsoft Regional Director for San Diego, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for XML Web services, and BEA Technical Director. At IDesign, Michèle provides training, mentoring, and high-end architecture consulting services, focusing on Web services, scalable and secure architecture design for Microsoft .NET, interoperability, and globalization architecture. Michèle is also events director for the International Association of Software Architects (IASA). Visit for more information on her book, Learning WCF (O'Reilly, 2007).

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