Today we released the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP February release which introduces updates to the Caching service, and a new and improved Silverlight based portal experience.
This release builds on the prior Caching CTP October release, and introduces the following improvements:
- Ability to choose from a set of available cache sizes and provision a cache of the chosen size
- Support for upgrading or downgrading between caches from the available sizes dynamically based on your requirements
- Added client side tracing and client request tracking capabilities for improved diagnosis
- Performance improvements
In addition, we released a new Silverlight based portal which provides the same great experience as the Windows Azure and SQL Azure portals, and we have deprecated the old ASP.NET based portal.
Another enhancement we introduced in the new portal experience is to enable you to specifically choose which service namespaces get created. You can choose to create one or any of: Service Bus, Access Control or Caching.
To learn more about this CTP release read Wade Wegner's post on Windows Azure AppFabric CTP February, Caching Enhancements, and the New LABS Portal, and Vittorio Bertocci’s post on New Portal for the ACS Labs: Fewer Clicks, Happier Carpal Tunnels.
The updates are available here: http://portal.appfabriclabs.com/, so be sure to login and check out the great new experience and capabilities.
The usage of the LABS CTP environment is free of charge, but keep in mind that there is no SLA.
Like always, we encourage you to check it out and let us know what you think through our Windows Azure AppFabric CTP Forum.
The Windows Azure AppFabric Team