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…


Sample on using SAML CredentialType to Authenticate to the Service Bus

To answer a popular request we’ve been getting from our customers, Wade Wegner our AppFabric evangelist has written a blog post that explains how to use the SAML CredentialType to Authenticate to the Service Bus. Read Wade’s blog post to learn more on this topic: Using the SAML CredentialType to Authenticate to the Service Bus….


Windows Azure AppFabric Caching CTP – Interview and Feedback Opportunity

 Wade Wegner, Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure AppFabric, has released an interview with Karandeep Anand, Principal Group Program Manager with Application Platform Services, about the new Caching service:    We are conducting a survey on Caching where you can help guide the future of Caching: let us know how you use Caching and what features…


Windows Azure Platform Introductory Special Extended to March 31, 2011

Good news – the Windows Azure Platform Introductory Special offer (which includes the SQL Azure Free Trial) has been extended through March 31, 2011!  This promotional offer enables you to try a limited amount of the Windows Azure platform at no charge. The subscription includes a base level of monthly Windows Azure compute hours, storage,…


Introduction to Windows Azure AppFabric Caching CTP

This blog post provides a quick introduction to Windows Azure AppFabric Caching.  You might also want to watch this short video introduction. As mentioned in the previous post announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP October Release, we’ve just introduced Windows Azure AppFabric Caching, which provides a distributed, in-memory cache, implemented as a cloud service.  Earlier…


Windows Azure AppFabric SDK October Release available for download

A new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK V1.0 is available for download starting 10/27. The new version introduces a fix to an issue which causes the SDK to rollback on 64 bit Windows Server machines with BizTalk Server installed. The fix is included in the updated SDK download.  If you are not experiencing…