I hope you took some to time to rest last month, because now it’s time to dive right back in!
To get you back into your cloud habit, I would suggest a SaaS entrée. It’s already few weeks that the online instance of FabrikamShipping SaaS () has been updated: today we are releasing the corresponding source code package, which has been revved to take advantage of the Windows Azure SDK 1.3 and the December Labs release of ACS. As usual, you can hit the live instance here and you can download the source code package here (the enterprise companion stays the same, a testament to good service orientation if you will ).
The new release also contains many other improvements; here there’s a list of the most visible ones.
Just saying that the sample has been updated to 1.3 does not really do justice to all the individual improvements. For example, our Southworks friends Sebastian and Matias came out with a great way of showing off startup tasks: in the first FabrikamShipping SaaS we were manually including the files that Cspack needs to run in our worker role provisioning engine, now the entire SDK gets installed as a startup task.
Grab the new source code package and have fun!
() Don’t know what I am talking about? For an introduction to the FabrikamShipping SaaS scenario check out this video. For a deeper dive in the solution, here there’s the recording of a session I gave at TechEd Europe last November.