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  • Blog Post: Queue names for WAS hosted WCF service

    On WCF forums, I have noticed a common issue that developers face when hosting their WCF service in WAS. The issue is that the service does not get activated. Often, the reason is that the queue name does not match the service endpoint name. This msdn article talks about this behavior. In a nutshell...
  • Blog Post: Performance optimization when using MSMQ with WCF

    There are a number of factors that can affect the performance of your enterprise application that uses MSMQ with WCF. Nicholas Allen discusses some of these design decisions in his Optimizing MSMQ article. Another good reference is Best Practices for Queued Communication . This article also talks about...
  • Blog Post: Checklist for using MsmqIntegrationBinding

    The MsmqIntegrationBinding allows users to create WCF applications that send and receive messages to and from existing MSMQ applications that use System.Messaging or other MSMQ APIs. The operation contract should be one-way i.e. IsOneWay = true. Action property should be specified in the operation...
  • Blog Post: Configuring a Remote WAS-hosted Queue

    Creating a reliable service for MSMQ has been made simpler with the introduction of Windows Process Activation Service (WAS). Your deployment scenario may make it easier to have WAS running on a separate machine from where the MSMQ queue of interest is located. This post will go through the steps to...
  • Blog Post: WAS hosting on Windows 7

    IIS 7 allows isolation of web application pools from each other by providing the ability to run application pools as separate identities. The identity of an application pool is the name of the service account under which the application pool's worker process runs. Running an application pool under an...
  • Blog Post: MSMQ and WCF: Getting Started

    Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides a powerful programming model to develop service-oriented applications. MSMQ integrates very well with WCF so queued applications can be developed using WCF. WCF provides two bindings that support MSMQ - NetMsmqBinding and MsmqIntegrationBinding. NetMsmqBinding...
  • Blog Post: Complementing MSMQ Security with WCF

    An issue that frequently causes confusion for MSMQ users is that of message encryption. A message is marked for encryption and sent off, but when it shows up in the destination queue the contents are plainly viewable in clear text. What’s going on here? Let’s look first at what MSMQ encryption actually...
  • Blog Post: System.Messaging versus WCF Queuing

    Should your app be using System.Messaging or WCF Queuing ? We’ve all seen these kind of technology comparisons before — someone extols the virtues of two solutions, highlights the pros and cons in certain situations, and ultimately answers the comparison question with the helpful and enlightening “it...
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