[Sample Of Feb 10th] Host and use WCF Services in Windows Azure


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Sample Download:  http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/CSAzureWCFServices-20c7d9c5

This project shows how to host WCF in Windows Azure, and how to consume it.  It includes:

1) A WCF web role , which hosts WCF in IIS;
2) A work role which hosts a WCF service (self-hosting); and
3) A windows console client that consumes the WCF services above.

The client application talks to the web role via http protocol defined as an input endpoint.  The client application also talks to the work role directly via tcp protocol defined as an input point. This demonstrates how to expose an Azure worker role to an external connection from the internet.  The web role talks to the worker role via tcp protocol defined in an internal end point, to demonstrate the inter-role communication within an Azure hosted service.

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