The Windows Azure platform AppFabric December 2009 Release is Live

The Windows Azure platform AppFabric December release is live as of December 18th 2009.  This release includes improvements in stability, scale, and performance. Please refer to the release notes for a complete list of the breaking changes in this release. You are encouraged to visit the AppFabric portal to retrieve the latest copy of the…


Microsoft .NET Services November CTP Release

A few weeks ago, we outlined what you could expect from the next update to the Microsoft .NET Services CTP. Throughout the CTP process, tens of thousands of developers signed up for the services and provided us with feedback. You will see much of that feedback incorporated into the latest version of Service Bus and…


Windows Azure Platform Launch Update

In October 2008 at our Professional Developer Conference we opened the Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the Windows Azure platform (Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services).  The CTP has been invaluable in terms of shaping many aspects of the Windows Azure platform. PDC 2009 is an exciting event for all of us who are…


Update on the Next Microsoft .NET Services CTP

It’s been a while since our last update on this blog, hopefully everyone enjoyed a warm, sunny summer break while we continued the march toward the commercial release of Microsoft .NET Services.   For those that are new to the conversation .NET Services make it easier to connect applications and services in the cloud and…


.NET Services Scheduled Maintenance (September 8th, 2009)

  .NET Services Scheduled Maintenance (September 8th, 2009) When: Start:  08:00hrs PDT, September 8th, 2009End:  14:00hrs PDT, September 8th, 2009   What: Routine maintenance on the storage layer of the Access Control Service.   Impact Alert: Customers can expect intermittent timeouts on Access Control operations during this maintenance window. This will also impact ServiceBus and…


Pricing information for the Windows Azure platform

Pricing information for the Windows Azure platform was announced on Tuesday, July 14 at Worldwide Partner Conference. Click the link to learn about pricing, SLA, offers, and commercial availability for Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and .NET Services.


Microsoft .NET Services July 2009 CTP Release

The IT industry is in the midst of a computing transformation as more applications are delivered over the Web and through the browser. Today businesses and customers have the power of choice to run applications locally, in the cloud, or a combination of both.   The hybrid model prioritizes user and organizational experiences that rise…