The Windows Communication Foundation is now available in its release version.

The Windows Communication Foundation is now available in its release version. It is the new programming model for developing service-oriented applications.

The Windows Communication Foundation is now available in its release version as part of the .NET Framework 3.0. It's been serveral years ago since Microsoft first endorsed the SOAP specification and the industry has since come together on specifying a broad set of interoperability standards for rich and robust communication between applications. The Windows Communication Foundation is Microsoft's realization of the WS-* vision and is a the unified foundation to build service oriented applications. Whether your applications communicate via one-way, request-response, or duplex connections, whether they use TCP, HTTP, Named Pipes, Peer-Meshes, or Queues, whether they use transport-based or message-based security, whether they use simple authorization or federated brokered trust. It is the consolidation of five technologies, ASP.NET Web Services, Web Service Enhanements, .NET Remoting, Enterprise Services, and System.Messaging, into this new integrated architecture, programming model, and runtime environment and provide a more productive development platform for distributed systems than ever before.

Good for the Microsoft Guys.