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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Nice post covering Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

Neil Mackenzie, a Windows Azure MVP, has written a great blog post regarding Windows Azure AppFabric Applications which were introduced as part the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP. Neil summed up the concept very nicely in his post: “I am a great advocate of the PaaS model of cloud computing. I believe that AppFabric Applications…


Announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP!

Today we are excited to announce the release of the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic and database tiers as a single logical entity on the Windows Azure Platform. This CTP release consists: AppFabric Developer…


Introducing Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

Posted by Karandeep Anand   Last October, at the PDC 2010 keynote, we shared our vision of building, running, and managing applications reliably and at scale in Windows Azure. Since then, the team has been heads-down to make the vision a reality, and last month at TechEd 2011, we announced that we’ll soon be releasing…


Recap of TechEd North America

Last week at the TechEd North America conference we made some exciting announcements regarding the Windows Azure AppFabric May CTP and the upcoming June CTP. Following are several resource that can help you learn more about these announcements and the related technologies. Press coverage: SDTimes: TechEd: All about clouds and devices Redmond Magazine:  Windows Azure…


New Service Bus and AppFabric Videos Available

As promised, we have released new videos as part of our Windows Azure AppFabric Learning Series available on CodePlex. The new videos cover the new capabilities that enable advanced pub/sub messaging in Service Bus which have been released as CTP, and the capabilities that enable to compose and manage applications with AppFabric, which have been…


Announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP May and June Releases

Today at the TechEd conference we announced that we have released enhancements to Service Bus as part of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP May release, and the upcoming release of the AppFabric Developer Tools and Application Manager as part of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP June release. Service Bus is already a production service supported…