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…


Client Side Tracing for Windows Azure AppFabric Caching

In this post, I will describe how to enable Client-side traces for AppFabric Caching Service. I will also touch upon some basic problems you might face while trying out the same. To configure the cache client to generate System.Diagnostic.Traces pertaining to the AppFabric cache, please follow the below steps: Configuration File Option In your app.config/web.config…


Windows Azure AppFabric will be available on the Official Windows Azure Platform Team Blog

We are combining all Windows Azure platform related content into one place: the Windows Azure Platform Team Blog at www.WindowsAzureBlog.com. This will be the new destination for all product releases, resources, tools and news around the Windows Azure platform. You can bookmark this new blog location and sign up for the Windows Azure AppFabric RSS…


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…


Updates to Windows Azure AppFabric SDK available for download

An update to the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK is available for download. The updated SDK introduces fixes to a few bugs related to the Caching service. You can find more details on the bugs it addresses here. If you are not experiencing any of the issues the updated SDK solves there is no need to…


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”…


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…


Fraud Prevention Measure for New Windows Azure Platform Accounts

As a fraud prevention measure, we have recently implemented a verification process for newly purchased Windows Azure platform accounts. When a new customer first logs on to the Windows Azure platform developer portal, the customer must provide us with a cell phone number where we then send a 4-digit code via a text message. The…


New Sample Access Control Cmdlets Available

As announced at TechEd North America we have released PowerShell cmdlets which wrap the management API of Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control service. Read about this in the blog post by Vittorio Bertocci. This is a very useful addition to to your Access Control service management options that makes it easy to streamline and automate…