Wee Bubba

i am confused about whether i should be writing our new web services in WCF or WSE 3.0.

many of our CLIENT applications still run older operating systems, such as Windows 2000.

do my client applications need to be running the .NET 3.0 framework to easily communicate with a WCF web service If so this means it will only run on WinXP SP 2 and Vista right If so, should I be considering WSE 3.0 instead then Or will this be getting phased out

Me confused.



Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) WSE 3.0 versus WCF

Kavita Kamani - MSFT

WCF is part of .Net Framework 3.0 which runs on Windows XP or later.

However, it seems like you already have your clients and you are only re-writing the server right If so, the server could run on a XP or later machine; but the client doesnt need to change...






Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) WSE 3.0 versus WCF

Wee Bubba

so let me get this right

WCF can service any client with the minimum of work





Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) WSE 3.0 versus WCF

Wee Bubba

this post here says clients need xp sp2 or vista

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=224021&SiteID=1

"As far as client-side operating systems goes, WCF requires XPSP2 or Vista."





Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) WSE 3.0 versus WCF

Kavita Kamani - MSFT

If you are running WCF on the client, you need XP SP2 or later.

I assumed you're not changing your clients at all; they are staying as is, and you are only upgrading your service to be a WCF service. If you are running any WCF code on the client, then you need to have XP SP2 or later.