.NET Services allow customers to easily federate data and messages with its Service Bus, Access Control, and Workflow services. Ever since these services have been available, there has been significant uptake and valuable feedback from customers, improvements that will be incorporated as we head to commercial availability later this year.
.NET Services introduces enhanced interoperability through expanded support for web standards, to connect applications and federate access control.
- Access Control Service
- What it is: a service for controlling user access to web applications and services by easily federating with multiple standards-based identity providers.
- What’s new: All new management service, which now supports REST and ATOM for managing rules.
- Service Bus
- What it is: a service for securely exposing, connecting, and messaging between endpoints across networks and firewalls.
- What’s new: Durable queues and routers, which support both SOAP and HTTP.
- What it is: a service for orchestrating and routing Service Bus messages
- What’s new: REST-based activities (PUT, GET, POST, DELETE, and custom verbs) for orchestrating messages.
Resources for learning more about .NET Services and the Microsoft Azure Services Platform are available here:
- Microsoft .NET Services SDK: http://www.microsoft.com/azure/sdk.mspx
- Microsoft .NET Services general information: http://www.microsoft.com/azure/netservices
- Microsoft .NET Services Developer Center: http://msdn.microsoft.com/azure/netservices
- Steven Martin’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/stevemar/default.aspx
- Microsoft .NET Services on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dotnetservices
- Public Azure web site: http://www.azure.com