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 – 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…


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…


Updated IP addresses for AppFabric Data Centers

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


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…


Recap of TechEd North America

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


More Service Bus Videos and Code Samples Available!

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