WCF Discoverability

The idea of discoverable services is one that confuses many developers while exciting others. We see these kinds of services on a regular basis. Windows 7 gives us the ability to stream video to any device on the Home Group when within range. The iPhone automatically finds an Apple TV in the network and allows display of its content directly to it. Unfortunately, like many technologies, discoverability is often misused which leads to further confusion to some, and of course affects its adaption. Using the discoverability features of WCF 4.0 is as much about knowing when and where to use them as it is how to use them. In this session, I’ll show you how the discoverability features in WCF 4.0 work including exposing and consuming discoverable endpoints, setting up scopes, and using annoucement services. And I’ll demonstrate the right environments for using this very cool technology.

Miguel Castro

Miguel is President of Melvicorp LLC and specializes in architecting, building and educating on .NET solutions. He is a 7-year Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker, Conference Speaker, contributor to CoDe Magazine, as well as an active blogger, and has been a software developer for over 29 years. With a Microsoft background that goes all the way back to VB 1.0 (and QuickBasic in fact). Miguel has spoken at numerous user groups, code camps, and conferences around the country. He has also been featured on the Internet Radio Talk Show, .NET Rocks and .NET Rocks-TV on numerous occasions. His blog and other things of potential interest can be found at http://www.dotnetdude.com. He resides in Lincoln Park, NJ with his wife Elena and his daughter Victoria.