The Microsoft© Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Line-of-Business (LOB) Adapter SDK provides for a simplified programming model on top of the WCF Channel Model by adding metadata browsing, searching and retrieving functionality, and development tools for generating and testing adapter code.
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    WCF LOB Adapter SDK SP2 x86.exe

    WCF LOB Adapter SDK SP2 x64.exe

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    11.4 MB

    11.4 MB

      Many large enterprises have disparate systems including legacy mainframe, databases, packaged and homegrown applications that need to be integrated with each other to provide end user solutions. The technology integration becomes more complex after companies go through Mergers and Acquisitions, which are more prevalent in case of Financial and Telecom Industry verticals. Back-end systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Oracle, IBM CICS, IMS, VSAM and Relational Databases are collectively known as Line-of-Business (LOB) applications. The line-of-business adapters provide legacy modernization by bridging existing back-end applications with the modern interfaces. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) provides a unified framework for building distributed applications, including creating adapters to existing applications.

      The WCF LOB Adapter SDK provides for a simplified programming model on top of WCF Channel Model to enable adapter developers in creating service-oriented interfaces to existing systems and applications. The Adapter SDK surfaces a target system adapter as a WCF Binding. The goal of the WCF LOB Adapter SDK is to facilitate uniform development of reusable metadata-oriented WCF-based adapters that enable enterprise applications, databases and messaging platforms to integrate with each other. The same adapter binding developed using Adapter SDK can be reused in multiple .NET applications including Custom .NET Applications, BizTalk Server 2006 R2/2009 , Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services. In addition, Adapter SDK provides a common metadata object model to expose target system metadata, for adapter consumers to browse, search and retrieve WCF contracts from the adapter.

      The Adapter Consumer can use the adapter in an integration application similar to a typical WCF Service without having to learn a new programming model.

      Some of the high-level features provided by this SDK are as follows:

      • Connection pooling for connections to the target system

      • Operation/Type metadata API and WCF contract generator

      • In-memory metadata cache

      • Adapter Code Generation Wizard

      • Tools for adapter consumers to browse/search available operations and generate WCF contract(s) with selected operations

      It is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008

      • Supported Platforms: x86 and x64
      • Prerequisite Software Requirement

      • You must install this software prior to installing the WCF LOB Adapter SDK.
        a. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
        b. Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
        Note: You require this only if you want to either build custom adapters or develop solutions that use the adapters built using the WCF LOB Adapter SDK.
        c. Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 or Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009
        Note: You require this only if you want to use the adapters with BizTalk.

      1. IMPORTANT: Make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the version of Windows that you are running. To find recent security updates, visit Windows Update.

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      IMPORTANT: If you have installed previous pre-release versions of the WCF LOB Adapter SDK, such as Community Technical Preview (CTP) or Beta builds, then you must uninstall these versions using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel before installing this version.

      If you are installing under Vista, depending on your setup, you might be required to "run as administrator" when starting the installation.

    • This release is required if you wish to use any of the adapters that ship with the Microsoft Biztalk Adapter Pack 2.0
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