Today we released the new and improved Windows Azure AppFabric Silverlight-based portal experience.
The new Silverlight-based portal provides the same great experience as the Windows Azure and SQL Azure Silverlight portals.
The new Silverlight portal has the same capabilities as the old portal with an improved Silverlight experience.
We will have both the old and the new portals available in parallel for a while, but we will remove the old portal in the near future.
The possible error message that we announced in this blog post will not occur in the new portal, but might still occur in the old portal.
If you already opted in to use the new Silverlight-based portal for Windows Azure or SQL Azure, the next time you open the portal via this url: http://windows.azure.com, you will automatically see the new Silverlight AppFabric portal.
If you use this url: http://appfabric.azure.com to open the AppFabric portal, you will be directed to the old portal. You can continue using the old portal until it is removed, but you will now see a banner at the top of the page with a message and a link directing you to a page at which you can opt-in to use the new Silverlight portal as your default view.
You can learn more about how to use Windows Azure AppFabric, including the management aspects of the portal, in our Windows Azure AppFabric SDK Documentation.
As always, please share your feedback with us and raise any questions you have in our Windows Azure Platform forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsazureplatform
We hope you enjoy the new and improved Silverlight experience!
The Windows Azure AppFabric Team