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Windows Communication Foundation

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Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a framework for building service-oriented applications. Using WCF, you can send data as asynchronous messages from one service endpoint to another.

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Windows Communication Foundation review by Harun B.
Harun B.
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"A great tool for cloud computing and SQL "

What do you like best?

This add-on is a great tool to further the cloud computing SQL for small to medium-sized companies. The support system provided by Microsoft only strengthens the assurance in a great product.

What do you dislike?

There were some support delays at times with the SQL requests which were then eventually resolved. Overall, there were no problems detected that may hinder the usage of this tool in given programs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

These recommendations may apply to small to medium-sized businesses. The tool was tested for this review on SQL as well as the cloud. Overall the functions and customer support passed but failed to be implemented on the used platform at the user's corporation and cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

These roles most likely apply to SQL and cloud computing on the mainframe. There was no in-detail test conducted other than at cloud computing and SQL level.

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Windows Communication Foundation review by User in Tobacco
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"Windows Communication Foundation Review"

What do you like best?

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a software to create new and brilliant applications oriented to services for your company, business or to resell the product. With WCF, you can send thousands of data as important messages asynchronously from one endpoint of service to another.

A point of service can be part of a team that provides it continuously and is always available hosted by IIS, or it can be a service hosted in an application. An endpoint can be a customer of a service that requests data from a service endpoint

What do you dislike?

Because WCF is built with the .NET Framework, it also includes code methods that support the provision of contracts that you want to apply, but sometimes this may require higher implementation costs.

Messages can be encrypted to protect privacy and may require users to authenticate, this platform sometimes has auto login and it is not possible to log out quickly.

The WCF architecture has a series of extensibility points. If additional capacity is required, they increase the cost of an implementation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Different transports support different messaging patterns and, therefore, affect the types of interactions they support. The execution time and the WCF APIs also help you send messages safely and reliably.

By default, the Add Service Reference feature generates asynchronous task return service methods. It is done for both synchronous and asynchronous methods. In this way, you can call service operations asynchronously using the new task-based asynchronous programming model.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A secure service to process all types of commercial transactions.

A service that provides data, important and highly current to others, such as a traffic report or other monitoring service that is required internally in companies or businesses.

The integrated chat platform that allows two people or more to communicate or exchange data in real time.

An application form of a board that provides the data of one or more services to show them in the form of a logical presentation.

Use the Silverlight application to poll a service for the latest data sources.

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Windows Communication Foundation review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Great Documentation"

What do you like best?

Windows does a wonderful job with the documentation when it comes to WCF services. I especially like how its able to communicate with REST services, and WS Discovery.

What do you dislike?

It's a SOAP based service. This kind of support in a REST API service would be amazing. Being able to have a readily built service locator function on a REST service would be great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great for having services essentially communicate like bluetooth. WS-Discovery allows for your services to be found on your network so that a discovery proxy, service locator, can easily register/de-register services onto a database. This allows you to essentially only have to check one location for a service instead of multiple.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating services with it. I'm able to have all of my services on the same network under the same framework. Greatest benefit has been the WS-Discovery.

Windows Communication Foundation review by Jenifer J.
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"Great and Fun to use! Microsoft! "

What do you like best?

Easy to use, fun, friendly, the whole office uses, and students, clients, teachers, employers!

What do you dislike?

There is not anything to dislike at this time, the ease of use is great, maybe more fun visual concepts?

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great product and our staff uses it daily! It really helps our office streamline things!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to use and ease of access to spread information and important announcements to a wide variety of people or specifically a designated group of people.

Windows Communication Foundation review by Mehmet Gökhan B.
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"Nice platform for communicating with independent platforms"

What do you like best?

I really liked the base infrastructure for the messaging between variety of independent platforms.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I do not like is it needs some time to learn all the details and hints of it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving 3rd party integrations of the several modules and applications.

Windows Communication Foundation review by Jorge C.
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"very friendly"

What do you like best?

its easy way to send and receive messages and create interoperable web services and applications that make use of the same web services

What do you dislike?

little interoperability in the transmission of messages

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

dubious messages like viruses

Windows Communication Foundation review by Chris O.
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"Mature, but heavy"

What do you like best?

Mature. It has a large user base, so most questions have already been answered online

What do you dislike?

Verbose. Too much setup. Definitely not light weight.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would go with Asp Web Api

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Communication between clients and server

Windows Communication Foundation review by Briana S.
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"Very easy experience"

What do you like best?

I like the system's easy access and availability

What do you dislike?

I dislike that there aren't very many additions to the software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides an easy means of communication and processing

Windows Communication Foundation review by User in Higher Education
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"Efficient"

What do you like best?

It is obviously very streamlined for all other windows products which makes it estetically pleasing and effective.

What do you dislike?

I personally am not a windows fan and so my opinion is bias.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It, as I mentioned before, really does streamline communicating while completing necessary tasks on the computer at work. It makes multi-tasking so simple.

Windows Communication Foundation review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Very reasonable"

What do you like best?

That the security has became more uodated.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the operating systems cause a little too much change

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The most benefits is the privacy and the security in it. It comes in handy.

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