Windows Azure AppFabric – Service Bus Access Control Federation and Rule Migration

In the Windows Azure AppFabric May 2011 CTP, we released enhancements to Service Bus including the new message-oriented middleware features around Queues and Topics. More details regarding these features can be found here: Introducing the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus May 2011 CTP. These enhancements will go live with an update to the commercially available…


Announcing WCF Express Interop Bindings

Today, we are pleased to further simplify the WS-* interop challenge by providing the WCF Express Interop Bindings Extension for Visual Studio 2010, launched at wcf.codeplex.com. This new extension enables WCF developers to avoid much of the formerly needed guesswork to configure a WCF service to connect with the top Java platforms via the known…

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Updated IP addresses for AppFabric Data Centers

Today (6/10/2010) the Windows Azure AppFabric has updated the IP ranges on which the AppFabric nodes are hosted. If your firewall restricts outbound traffic, you will need to perform the additional step of opening your outbound TCP ports and IP addresses for these nodes. Please see the 1/28/2010 “Additional Data Centers for Windows Azure AppFabric”…


An Introduction to Service Bus Topics

In the May CTP of Service Bus, we’ve added a brand-new set of cloud-based, message-oriented-middleware technologies including reliable message queuing and durable publish/subscribe messaging. Last week I posted the Introduction to Service Bus Queues blog entry. This post follows on from that and provides an introduction to the publish/subscribe capabilities offered by Service Bus Topics….

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AppFabric Service Bus on NuGet and CodePlex

Today, the Service Bus team is happy to announce a couple of initiatives to make it even easier to get started learning and using the Service Bus: the AppFabric Service Bus NuGet Package and the Service Bus Samples CodePlex Site. Both our Samples and SDK are still available as a download from MSDN, but we’re…

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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…


More Service Bus Videos and Code Samples Available!

We just released two additional videos and the accompanying code samples to our Windows Azure AppFabric Learning Series available on CodePlex. The new videos and code samples are: Name Link to Sample Code Link to Video Windows Azure AppFabric – How to use Service Bus Queues Click here Click here Windows Azure AppFabric – How…


Using the Service Bus via REST / HTTP

The new Service Bus Durable Messaging features introduced with the May 2011 CTP are really cool, and what’s even better than a slew of new messaging features added to the AppFabric is the fact that many of them are accessible from clients on any platform using HTTP. In this post, I’m going to introduce you…

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An Introduction to Service Bus Queues

In the new May CTP of Service Bus, we’re adding a brand-new set of cloud-based, message-oriented-middleware technologies including reliable message queuing and durable publish/subscribe messaging. We’ll walk through the full set of capabilities over a series of blog posts but I’m going to begin by focusing on the basic concepts of the message queuing feature….

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