WCF implementations normally take two different approaches; a Document style or an API style. Document style implementations are more flexible and often easier to extend and version. Also, Document style or rather, Message Contract service implementations, work well between systems with a shared message assembly. Jeffrey Juday guides you through architecting a WCF Message Contract implementation.
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