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[This article was contributed by the AppFabric team.]
Today we are excited to announce the release of the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP which includes capabilities that make it easy for developers to build, deploy, manage and monitor multi-tier applications across web, business logic and database tiers as a single logical entity on the Windows Azure Platform.
This CTP release consists:
You can read more details in this blog post: Introducing Windows Azure AppFabric Applications and the Channel 9 announcement video.
The release is already live in our LABS/Previews environment at: http://portal.appfabriclabs.com/.
There is limited space available to try out the AppFabric Application Manager CTP so be sure to sign-up as early as possible for a better chance to get access to the CTP.
To request access to the CTP follow these steps:
In order to build applications for the CTP you will need to install the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP SDK and the Windows Azure AppFabric Tools for Visual Studio. Even if you don’t have access to the AppFabric Application Manager CTP you can still install the tools and SDK to build and run applications locally in your development environment.
This CTP is intended for you to check out and provide us with feedback, so please remember to visit the Windows Azure AppFabric CTP Forum to ask questions and provide us with your feedback.
To learn more please use the following resources:
AppFabric.tv - Announcing the Windows Azure AppFabric June CTP
Don’t forget that we already have several Windows Azure AppFabric services (Service Bus, Access Control, Caching) in production that are supported by a full SLA. If you have not signed up for Windows Azure AppFabric yet be sure to take advantage of our free trial offer. Just click on the image below and get started today!
The AppFabric Team.