AppFabric WCF Service Template (C#)

Now available Download the AppFabric WCF Service Template C# Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. Windows Server AppFabric provides tools for managing and monitoring your web services and workflows. The AppFabric WCF Service template brings these two products together providing the following features: Monitor the calls to your…


Windows Server AppFabric and the new Web Platform Installer (3.0)

When the new Web Platform Installer (3.0) was released I had trouble finding Windows Server AppFabric.  The new UI can be a little confusing so to save you some trouble here are the instructions for installing Windows Server AppFabric. The Simple Way Use this link it will launch the web platform installer and just install…


WCF and AppFabric Auto-Start

Auto-start is a really cool feature of Windows Server AppFabric.  Recently I was asked about how you can do some kind of process initialization in your code with Auto-start (which the documentation implies that you can do).  This led to a discussion with a number of questions that we want to address What does Auto-start…

0 – AppFabric Caching vs. IBM eXtreme Scale benchmark

Greg Leake has been at it again.  He has emerged from his lab with the latest results of benchmark testing of Windows Server AppFabric Caching vs. IBM eXtreme Scale and the results are something you definitely want to see. Microsoft® Windows® Server AppFabric vs. IBM® WebSphere® eXtreme Scale 7.1 Benchmark Report Ron Jacobsblog    @ronljacobs


AppFabric WCF DataService (C#)

Today I’m happy to announce the availability of a new Feature Builder based template for Windows Server AppFabric and WCF Data Services.  This template is an evolution of the previous AppFabric-enabled WCF Data Service (C#) template. WCF Data Services enables the creation and consumption of OData services for the web (formerly known as ADO.NET Data…


Windows Server AppFabric – Windows Server 2003 Distributed Cache Client

If you are looking for Windows Server AppFabric Distributed Cache Client for Windows Server 2003 at the link is currently broken The correct location is Windows Server AppFabric – Windows Server 2003 Distributed Cache Client


Monitoring WCF Data Service Exceptions with Windows Server AppFabric

After my previous post about how you can monitor service calls with AppFabric, several people asked about how you can capture errors with AppFabric.  Unfortunately, the default error handling behavior of WCF Data Services does not work well with AppFabric.  Though it does return HTTP status codes to the calling application to indicate the error,…


Windows Server AppFabric now Generally Available

We are thrilled to announce the final availability of Windows Server AppFabric! As announced today at TechEd North America, Windows Server AppFabric is available for download to Windows Server 2008 (and Windows Server 2008 R2) Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition customers.  Additional information on Windows Serer AppFabric can be found at the following locations: Download…