Windows Azure AppFabric CTP December release now available

Today we deployed an incremental update to the Access Control Service in the Labs environment. It’s available here: http://portal.appfabriclabs.com/. Keep in mind that there is no SLA around this release, but accounts and usage of the service are free while it is in the labs environment.  This release builds on the prior October release of…


MSDN Webcast: Windows Azure Boot Camp: Connecting with AppFabric (Level 200)

Register today for new Windows Azure AppFabric training!  Join this MSDN webcast training on February 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST.   It’s more than just calling a REST service that makes an application work; it’s identity management, security, and reliability that make the cake.  In this webcast, we look at how to secure a REST…


12/13 – Updated IP addresses for AppFabric Data Centers

Today (12/13/2010) the Windows Azure platform 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 1/28/2010 “ Additional Data Centers for Windows…


Article on the Access Control service on MSDN Magazine

The latest issue of the MSDN Magazine features a great article on the Windows Azure Access Control service written by our two technical evangelists: Vittorio Bertocci and Wade Wegner. Want to get an overview of what Access Control is good for and how to get started? Follow this link to the article: Re-Introducing the Windows…


Updated on 12/13/2010 — Windows Azure AppFabric CTP December release – announcement and scheduled maintenance

The next update to the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment is scheduled for December 15, 2010 (Wednesday).  Users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.     When:      START: December 14, 2010, 12 pm (noon) PST      END:  December 15, 2010, 4 pm PST  Impact Alert:  The AppFabric LABS…