Company Adds New Security Capabilities for Developers Building Advanced Web Services
Continuing its commitment to providing developers with the latest Web services capabilities, Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of the technology preview for the next version of Microsoft® Web Services Enhancements (WSE), which gives Visual Studio® .NET developers support for designing and building advanced Web services.
Available as a download on the MSDN® Web site, WSE version 2.0 offers new security features that greatly simplify development of secure Web services which span company boundaries and trust domains, connecting and exchanging information with customer and partner systems.
WSE 2.0 provides a messaging-based object model that supports multiple transports, including TCP and HTTP, and synchronous and asynchronous communications. Synchronous communications consist of messages in which the sender must wait for a reply. In contrast, with asynchronous messages, the sender can submit a request and can retrieve it at any time without having to wait for a reply. This asynchronous capability is particularly useful for long-running operations that may take hours to complete.
News source: Microsoft PressPass