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As I mentioned earlier, I want to blog talk about some of the features in Visual Studio 2008 in the coming months.
Today I want to highlight the support for developing and consuming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services in VS 2008. WCF simplifies distributed application development by providing a unified programming model and supporting service oriented concepts as first-class citizens. If you take the combination of WCF and VS 2008, you get a great end-to-end experience for building and consuming web services.
Chris Smith and John Stallo from the VB team have put together a more detailed walkthrough that covers a good set of these features.