Windows Azure AppFabric – June CTP Released

We have announced 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 Azure Platform. See this Channel9 blog post for a new episode…

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Why the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus Durable Pub/Sub is a Killer Feature!

In case you haven’t heard the recent announcements at Microsoft TechEd this week they included release of a CTP including Durable Message Queues and Publish/Subscribe features to the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus. The advantage of this is that publishers and subscribers do not have to be on-line at the same time. This lends the…

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Learn about the Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service

One of the newest features to be released as part of Windows Azure AppFabric is the Caching Service.  This service, based on the Windows Server AppFabric Caching service (know in Beta as Velocity), can be very effective when used to improved the performance of SQL Azure and Windows Azure Storage access. You can find several…

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Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service Released as a Production Service

Today we are excited to announce that the Caching service has been released as a production service.  The Caching service is a distributed, in-memory, application cache service that accelerates the performance of Windows Azure and SQL Azure applications by allowing you to keep data in-memory and saving you the need to retrieve that data from…

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Access Control Service V2–Free Until 2012!

At our MIX 11 Web Designer and Developer conference in Las Vegas this week we announced the production release of a new version of Access Control service. ACS V2. It adds all the great capabilities that provide a Single-Sign-On experience to applications by integrating with standards-based identity providers, including enterprise directories such as Active Directory®,…

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New version of the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control Service Released.

A new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control service (ACS) has just been released.  It adds the following capabilities: Federation provider and Security Token Service supporting out of the box Federation with Active Directory Federation Services 2.0, Windows Live ID, Google, Yahoo, Facebook New authorization scenarios such as Delegation using OAuth 2.0 Improved…

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New Improved Windows Azure AppFabric CTP Released

There is now a new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP, the February release, which introduces updates to the Caching service. This release supports all the features in the previous October release plus: Ability to choose from a set of available cache sizes and provision a cache of the chosen size Support for upgrading…

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Windows Azure for IT Pros

There is a lot of developer-focused information on the web about the Windows Azure Platform.  This blog post series is one designed for the non-developer IT professional.  I was planning to wait until the series was finished before telling you about it, but it is too good not to share.   Currently it is only…

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New Windows Azure AppFabric Training

There will be a Windows Azure AppFabric training session on February 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST.   You can read more about it here. Also you should be aware that there is an entire Windows Azure Boot Camp series going on.  Even if the session date has already passed you can still access the session…

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Weekly Azure Updates from OakLeaf Systems

The folks at OakLeaf Systems publish a blog listing interesting Windows Azure posts and update it on a daily basis. In the current post: Azure Blob, Drive, Table and Queue Services SQL Azure Database and Reporting Marketplace DataMarket and OData Windows Azure AppFabric: Access Control and Service Bus Windows Azure Virtual Network, Connect, and CDN…

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