Windows Communication Foundation

WindowsCommunicationFoundation (WCF) was formerly code named Indigo.

See for its documentation.

MicrosoftWay - EnterpriseServiceBus (ESB) alternative

WCF together with BizTalk is a "superset" of ESB, according to Microsoft.

ZapThink? wrote in 2005 that WCF "is essentially a framework for building a whole range of different tools, including ESBs." (

See MicrosoftIndigo for names of key subcomponents.

See also MessageOrientedMiddleware

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