Windows Communication Foundation Top to Bottom (Part 06 of 15): Hosting
For a service to be accessible at run time, it must be hosted in a managed process. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services can be hosted with Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0, with the new Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) installed with IIS version 7.0, or with any other managed application process, including console, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), or Windows service applications. Selecting the right hosting environment for services is a choice driven by the application deployment scenario, including the requirements for transport protocol and operating platform. In this podcast, the speakers describe the desired features of a hosting environment and the fundamentals of WCF service hosting.