Retiring the Windows Azure AppFabric Announcements Blog

In order to make it easier for our customers to follow our announcements and updates, we decided to stop using this blog and will be only using the Windows Azure AppFabric Team Blog from now on. This blog will continue to exist but we will not be posting to it. Please continue to follow us…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Windows Azure AppFabric CTP October Release

Windows Azure AppFabric CTP October Release Today we are announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP October Release, available in our LABS environment: http://portal.appfabriclabs.com.    This release introduces an exciting new service called Windows Azure AppFabric Caching, some important new features for Service Bus, and some bug fixes for Access Control.  The Caching service is the…

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Windows Azure AppFabric Labs October release – announcement and scheduled maintenance

The next update to the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment is scheduled for October 26, 2010 (Tuesday).  Users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.     When:     START: October 26, 2010, 8 am PST     END:  October 28, 2010, 11 am PST  Impact Alert:   The AppFabric…

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Windows Azure AppFabric SDK September Release available for download

As part of the Windows Azure AppFabric September Release we are now providing both 32- and 64-bit versions of the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK.   In addition to addressing several deployment scenarios for 64-bit computers, Windows Azure AppFabric now enables integration of WCF services that use AppFabic Service Bus endpoints in IIS 7.5, with Windows®…

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Windows Azure AppFabric LABS September 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 August release…

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Windows Azure AppFabric Labs September release – announcement and scheduled maintenance

The next update to the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment is scheduled for September 16, 2010 (Thursday).  Users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.     When:       START: September 16, 2010, 10am PST     END:  September 16, 2010, 6pm PST   Impact Alert:     The…

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New version of the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK available for download

A new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK is available for download starting 8/12. The new version introduces a fix in the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK for the following Service Bus bug:   Adding a Ws2007HttpRelayBinding endpoint that uses TransportWithMessageCredential security mode to a ServiceHost that also exposes a local MEX endpoint (not visible…

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