A couple of days ago new enhancements to Service Bus as part of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP May release were announced along with the upcoming release of the AppFabric Developer Tools and Application Manager as part of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP June release.
These new capabilities consist of:
- The Service Bus enhancements that enable more advanced pub/sub messaging through Queues with a durable store and Topics that enable subscriptions;
- AppFabric Developer Tools which are enhancements to Visual Studio that enable to visually design and build end-to-end applications on the Windows Azure platform;
- AppFabric Application Manager which are runtime capabilities that enable automatic deployment, management and monitoring of the end-to-end application, and is supported by visual monitoring and analytics from within the cloud management portal;
- Composition Model which are a set of .NET Framework extensions for composing applications on the Windows Azure platform. This builds on the familiar Azure Service Model concepts and adds new capabilities for describing and integrating the components of an application. The Composition Model gets created by the AppFabric Developer Tools and used by the AppFabric Application Manager.
For more information visit Windows Azure AppFabric blog post.