See what our customers are already doing with the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] The Windows Azure June CTP has only been released a few days ago, and we already have great samples built by our customers that show how to use the CTP capabilities. Alan Smith has created two webcasts on CloudCasts that show how easy it is to develop…


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

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…


SQL Azure Blog is moving to the Official Windows Azure Platform Team Blog

[This article was contributed by the SQL Azure team.] In an effort to make it easier for you to stay on top of the latest product releases, resources, tools and news around the Windows Azure platform, today, we’re excited to announce that the SQL Azure blog is moving into what will now be called the ‘Windows…


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

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…


Announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP!

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…


Introducing Windows Azure AppFabric Applications

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…


Updates to Windows Azure AppFabric SDK available for download

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…


Announcing WCF Express Interop Bindings

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…


AppFabric Service Bus on NuGet and CodePlex

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…


An Introduction to Service Bus Topics

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] 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…