Visual Studio 2008 and the underlying .NET Framework 3.5 offer new tools and support for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), extending the functionality and making WCF easier to use in your own applications.

In the February issue of MSDN Magazine, Juval Lowy walks you through the new WCF features in Visual Studio 2008 such as updating proxy references, automating creation of simple host projects, cross-targeting, and data contract type sharing. Juval will point out their advantages, and explain any pitfalls and workarounds.

Don't forget to browse Juval's sample code and grab the article's code download.