This blog has moved to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/appfabric/ please update your links!

We are combining a few of our blogs into the new AppFabric Team Blog located at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/appfabric/. The new blog will be a one place for you to learn about and follow technologies such as: Windows Azure AppFabric, Windows Server AppFabric, WCF, WF and other related technologies and capabilities. Please update your links, email subscriptions…


Update to Windows Azure AppFabric LABS Scheduled Maintenance and Breaking Changes Notification (5/12/2011)

[Update] In the planned release scheduled for 5/12/2011, we are making sure that customers will have parity between the Access Control and Caching services (currently in production) and the LABS preview environments. As result there will be some impacts as described below in the updated sections.   Due to upgrades and enhancements we are making…


Windows Azure AppFabric LABS Scheduled Maintenance and Breaking Changes Notification (5/12/2011)

Due to upgrades and enhancements we are making to Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment, scheduled for 5/12/2011, users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance downtime. When: START: May 12, 2011, 10am PST END: May 12, 2011, 5pm PST Service Bus will be impacted until May 16,…


New Caching Videos And Code Samples Available

We have released new videos and accompanying code samples to help you learn and get started with the newly released Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service. These videos and code samples are part of the Windows Azure AppFabric Learning Series available on CodePlex. We will be adding more resources to the learning series from time-to-time, so…


Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service Released!

Recently, at the MIX conference we announced the release of a new version of the Access Control service and the upcoming release of the Caching service. Today we are excited to announce that the Caching service has been released as a production service. The Caching service is a distributed, in-memory, application cache service that accelerates…


4/20/2011 – Updated IP addresses for AppFabric Data Centers

Today (4/20/2011) 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 Azure…


Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control April release available now!

Windows Azure AppFabric Access Control April release has been released to production and is now generally available at http://windows.azure.com. The new version of the Access Control service represents a major step forward from the previous production version, introducing support for web application single sign-on (SSO) scenarios using WS-Federation, federation for SOAP and REST web services…


Announcing the commercial release of Windows Azure AppFabric Caching and Access Control

Today at the MIX conference we announced the first production release of Windows Azure AppFabric Caching service and a release of a new version of the production Access Control service. These two AppFabric services are particularly appealing and powerful for web development. The Caching service is a distributed, in-memory, application cache service that accelerates the…


Windows Azure AppFabric Caching availability announced!!

Windows Azure AppFabric Caching will be released to production at the end of April 2011. The CTP of the Caching service has been available for trial since October 2010. Windows Azure AppFabric Caching is an explicit, in-memory, distributed caching service that: Caches all types of data (CLR objects, rows, XML, binary data etc) Provides multi-tenant…