There is now a new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP, the February release, which introduces updates to the Caching service.

This release supports all the features in the previous October release plus:

  • Ability to choose from a set of available cache sizes and provision a cache of the chosen size
  • Support for upgrading or downgrading between caches from the available sizes dynamically based on your requirements
  • Added client side tracing and client request tracking capabilities for improved diagnosis
  • Performance improvements

In addition, we also released a new Silverlight based portal which provides an improved experience from the one previously supported by the old Windows Azure and SQL Azure portals.

You can find more information about this release in this blog post.

Bill Zack