Edwin Loubser

Hi there

I just want to find out if my understanding of IIS 7 & WAS (Windows Activation Service) is correct.

Does this mean that it is possible to host a WCF service using a NetTcpBinding binding in IIS 7

Thanx in advance

Edwin Loubser



Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) IIS 7 & WAS

Kavita Kamani - MSFT

Yes; with WAS, non-HTTP protocols can leverage the activation mechanism that's usually available only to HTTP protocols. Basically, think of it this way, the code for activation was separated out and made protocol independent. WCF leveraged it by adding extensions for TCP, Named Pipe, MSMQ. You can also write your own protocol - there's a sample in the SDK that shows one for UDP. Steve, who was the Program Manager for WCF activation has a nice write up on his blog that you might find useful: http://hyperthink.net/blog/2005/10/28/WAS+101++An+IIS+Review.aspx






Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) IIS 7 & WAS

Edwin Loubser

Thank you, your help is much appreciated. Do you roughly know when the server versions of Vista will go gold

Edwin





Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) IIS 7 & WAS

Kavita Kamani - MSFT

It will be sometime later this year - I would check this site for updates: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/longhorn/default.mspx

Specifically - the FAQ: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/longhorn/evaluation/b2faq.mspx






Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) IIS 7 & WAS

Kavita Kamani - MSFT

However, I am not sure why you asked that question. IIS7 and WAS are available on Windows Vista Client OS too which will be available in the next 4 days (I believe - Jan 31st).




Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) IIS 7 & WAS

Edwin Loubser

Hi there, sorry for the late reply. The reason I ask is because it looks like WAS + netTcpbinding will be a good solution for Web Layer to Application Layer communication (correct me if I'm wrong) in a 3 Tier architecture. And as a enterprise solution we would obviously need a suitable replacement for Win2003 Server. That is why I asked about the server version.

Edwin





Re: Windows Communication Foundation (Indigo) IIS 7 & WAS

Kavita Kamani - MSFT

Yes, makes sense.