Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server Ends Support 4/2/2016

**UPDATE** AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server Support Lifecycle has been changed to 4/11/2017, please see new blog post for more information Microsoft AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server will end Microsoft Support one year from today’s announcement, which dates April 2, 2016. AppFabric 1.1 for Windows Server provides hosting, management and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services….

Lead Hosts versus SQL Server for Windows Server AppFabric Caching

Note: This is only relevant the on-premises version of the Caching service which is part of Windows Server AppFabric Introduction The following would go over the concepts of lead host and offloading in both network share configuration (aka XML configuration) and SQL configuration for the AppFabric Caching technology. In addition, it will also explain when…

How To Load WF4 Workflow Services from a Database with IIS/AppFabric

Cross Post from Ron Jacobs blog This morning I saw a message post on the .NET 4 Windows Workflow Foundation Forum titled Load XAMLX from database.  I’ve been asked this question many times. How can I store my Workflow Service definitions (xamlx files) in a database with IIS and AppFabric? Today I decided to create…


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 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…