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Just about a month and a half ago I wrote a blog post announcing the beta release of Wasabi – a new Autoscaling Application Block. Since then we’ve got a lot of positive feedback from customers and internal partners, some of who have made decisions to adopt it even before we shipped the final version. Thank you for beta-testing and for providing meaningful feedback, some of which led us to reconsider earlier decisions and bring back stories we originally punted on (e.g. optimizing around the hour).
Today we are excited to announce the final release of the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure which includes not only Wasabi but many other new features.
For years the Enterprise Library application blocks have helped developers address the typical cross-cutting concerns of enterprise development (such as diagnostic logging, data validation, and exception handing). With over 3.5 million downloads, they take a prominent place in the toolbox of a modern .NET developer. The good news is that most of the Enterprise Library 5.0 application blocks simply work on Windows Azure. However, developing for the Windows Azure platform presents new challenges, including how to make applications more elastic (via autoscaling), and more stable and resilient to transient failures. The Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure focuses on addressing these challenges. It provides reusable components and developer’s guidance designed to encapsulate recommended practices which facilitate consistency, ease of use, integration, extensibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness. Developers and IT professionals familiar with other Enterprise Library application blocks as well as those who are new to Enterprise Library will be able to benefit from the comprehensive set of content we are shipping today. You can pick and choose what matters to you and to your app, and adopt only those particular blocks/features.
This release includes a comprehensive set of technical content, including:
For detailed change log from Beta to Final and installation instructions, see Release Notes.
The recommended way to obtain the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure is as NuGet packages. Alternatively, you can download self-extracting zip files with binaries, sources (including tests) and the reference implementation from MSDN. The configuration tool is available as a Visual Studio extension package (VSIX) from the Visual Studio Gallery.
The Codeplex community site is the place. It includes a discussion forum, issue tracker and additional resources.
As always, we’ll be happy to hear from you about your experience using this new set of features.
The NuGet link to get the packages is : nuget.org/packages
Is there a version for 3.5 framework?