Andrew Arnott

News from my corner of the Visual Studio Project & Build team, programming tips, and solutions to common programming issues.

What do you think of the new WCF ‘Store and forward’ Mail Transport?

With the .NET Compact Framework 3.5 release which comes with Visual Studio 2008, a new Windows Communication Foundation transport is introduced that uses email as the communication mechanism.

Others have already blogged about this new transport including Roman Batoukov and David Kline.

I’d like to take a poll of the audience to see how you like the transport, including the documentation and samples that we ship with it.  Can you think of uses for an email transport?  Do you have any trouble figuring out how to use it?  Will you use it exclusively on desktop machines, mobile devices or both?

Please comment below and let me know what you’re doing with it! We’d like to know about any pain points you run into so we can fix it in the next version.