Ralf Beckers is a software developer at the Microsoft Embedded Systems Development Center (MESDC) in Aachen, Germany. In this video, Ralf provides a short introduction to the MESDC and then dives into a discussion of the “Web Services on Devices” stack for Windows Embedded Standard 2009.
“Web Services on Devices” API (WSDAPI) is Microsoft’s interoperable implementation of Device Profile for Web Services. WSDAPI can be used for easy SOAP based communications between devices (including those that are embedded) and clients. Because the DPWS is an open specification, compatibility with other implementations is ensured. Microsoft’s WSDAPI not only offers a complete set of APIs, it also features a code generation utility that enables developers to focus on core functionality of the device and not on the communication.
Press release about MESDC: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-26MSEDCPR.mspx
More about WSDAPI on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa826001(VS.85).aspx
Dan Driscoll’s WDAPI Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/dandris/