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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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…

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Making an activity’s display name readonly in the Workflow 4 designer

[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.] To make an activity’s display name readonly, it isn’t enough to use the ReadOnlyAttribute on the DisplayName. In order to do this, create a custom PropertyValueEditor that displays a string in a text block, then declare an editor attribute on the “DisplayName” property of your activity. The…

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