Microsoft Windows Azure AppFabric Updates Arrive
Microsoft Windows Azure AppFabric, the middleware that connects software components for developers on the Windows Azure cloud platform, has received a February feature update. They say it’s one step closer to integrating the Azure AppFabric experience into the core Azure and SQL portals, but it changes how caching works, too. Here are some quick details.
Windows Azure team member Wade Wegner’s blog has the full scoop, but these are what he picked out as the highlights of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP February release:
- A new Microsoft Silverlight-based LABS portal that brings it closer to the aforementioned Windows Azure administration view.
- Ability to select a 128 or 256 MB cache size.
- The ability to dynamically move the cache size up or down, optimizing application performance.
- Improved diagnostics with client-side tracing and tracking.
- Overall performance improvements.
Assuming that wasn’t all Greek to you, this AppFabric update should be available now. And while it likely draw any new Windows Azure ISV partners on its own, it’s still adds potentially helpful tools for those who write their own cloud apps.