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Windows Server AppFabric Release Candidate was announced today at Application Infrastructure Virtual Launch Event. The final availability will follow in June.
Windows Server AppFabric provides improved speed, elastic scale and high availability for Web applications through new, distributed caching capabilities. It also provides tools to simplify the development and management of composite applications built using Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation. Windows Server AppFabric will be available to customers with licenses for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard and Enterprise editions) at no additional cost.
Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS.
For Web applications, AppFabric provides caching capabilities to provide high-speed access, scale, and high availability to application data.
For composite applications, AppFabric makes it easier to build and manage services built using WindowsWorkflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation.
More information about the launch event and related products is available:
If you are looking for the Windows Azure platform AppFabric, which helps developers connect apps and services between Windows Azure and on-premises deployments, see the Windows Azure site.
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation