This is one in a series of posts on a Windows Azure Learning Plan. You can find the main post here. This one deals with the Application Fabric for Windows Azure. It serves three main purposes - Access Control, Caching, and as a Service Bus.

 

Overview and Training

Overview and general  information about other Azure features - what they are, how they work, and where you can learn more.

General Introduction and Overview

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee922714.aspx

Access Control Service Overview

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg490345.aspx

Microsoft Documentation

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windowsazure/netservices.aspx

Learning and Examples

Sources for online and other Azure feature training

Application SDK

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=39856a03-1490-4283-908f-c8bf0bfad8a5&displaylang=en

Caching Service Primer

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/appfabriccat/archive/2010/11/29/azure-appfabric-caching-service-soup-to-nuts-primer.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0

Hands-On Lab: Building Windows Azure Applications with the Caching Service

http://www.wadewegner.com/2010/11/hands-on-lab-building-windows-azure-applications-with-the-caching-service/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WadeWegner+%28Wade+Wegner+-+Technical%29

Architecture

 Azure  Internals and Architectures for Scale Out and other use-cases.

Azure Features Architecture Guide

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/yasserabdelkader/archive/2010/09/12/release-of-windows-server-appfabric-architecture-guide.aspx

Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus - A Deep Dive (Video)

http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/ASI410

Access Control Service (ACS) High Level Architecture

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/alikl/archive/2010/09/28/azure-appfabric-access-control-service-acs-v-2-0-high-level-architecture-web-application-scenario.aspx

Applications  and Programming

Programming Patterns and Architectures for SQL Azure systems.

Various Examples from PDC 2010 on using Azure Application as a Service Bus

http://tinyurl.com/2dcnt8o

Creating a Distributed Cache

http://blog.structuretoobig.com/post/2010/08/31/Creating-a-Poor-Mane28099s-Distributed-Cache-in-Azure.aspx

 Azure Java SDK

http://jdotnetservices.com/