We’re Moving To The Windows Azure Team Blog

We are continually looking for ways to make it easier for you to stay on top of the latest product releases, resources, tools and news around Windows Azure.  Today, we’re happy to announce another step in that direction with the consolidation of this team blog into the Windows Azure Team Blog. The Windows Azure team…


WF Azure Activity Pack CTP 1

We’re so excited to announce that the WF Activity Pack for Azure has just been released! Please refer to our CodePlex page for the download information. The package is also available via NuGet, you can type “Install-Package WFAzureActivityPack” in your package manager console to install the activity pack. The Azure Activity Pack is built on…

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How to create a Custom Activity Designer with Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4)

The Windows Workflow Foundation (WF4) – Custom Activity Designer sample demonstrates how you can build an activity and activity designer.  It includes three projects MyActivityLibrary – The activity library project MyActivityLibrary.Design – The activity designer project TestDesigner – A rehosted designer project useful for testing the activity Step 1: Create the Activity The first step…

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Windows Workflow Foundation – WF Migration Kit CTP 2 Released

Update We’re happy to announce that CTP 2 version of WF Migration Kit has been released to CodePlex, please refer to our CodePlex page for more information.  The new State Machine activity for WF 4 is released with the .NET Framework 4 Platform Update 1 in April, 2011. In our CTP 2 release, we’ve added…

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Now Available: The June CTP of Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus REST API from Java, PHP

Good news for all PHP and Java developers: today we are publishing some Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus samples just for you. Since the AppFabric Service Bus REST API can be used from almost all programming languages and operating systems, it makes it very easy for applications written on any platform to interoperate with each…


Announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric July release

Today we are excited to announce several updates and enhancements made to the Windows Azure AppFabric Management Portal and the Access Control service. Management Portal Localization As announced on the Windows Azure blog: Windows Azure Platform Management Portal Updates Now Available, the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal now supports localization in 11 languages. The newly…


Tutorial: Creating a custom external service in Azure AppFabric June CTP

In this tutorial, Alan Smith (MVP) uses the Azure AppFabric June CTP to create a basic custom external service to call the BingMaps Geocode service. This is a great starting point on how to write a basic custom external service fully integrated with the Azure AppFabric designer June CTP. Look for the webcast version coming…


Using MSBuild to deploy your AppFabric Application

As the hosting of applications moves from our local staging environments to the cloud, one of the areas that needs to improve is the ability to include deployment in our automated build processes. Using the June CTP AppFabric bits, Visual Studio does an excellent job of enabling developers to design, build, and deploy AppFabric applications….

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Configuring, deploying, and monitoring applications using AppFabric Application Manager

In the previous blog post on developing AppFabric Applications, we showed you how to create a simple AppFabric application. This app was an ASP.NET web site that used a SQL Database. In this blog post, we’ll use the AppFabric Application Manager to configure, deploy, and monitor that application. Here is a breakdown of what we…

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