[Update]
In the planned release scheduled for 5/12/2011, we are making sure that customers will have parity between the Access Control and Caching services (currently in production) and the LABS preview environments. As result there will be some impacts as described below in the updated sections.

 

Due to upgrades and enhancements we are making to Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment, scheduled for 5/12/2011, users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance downtime.

  

When:

 START: May 12, 2011, 10am PST

 [Update]

 END: May 12, 2011, 10pm PST

 Service Bus will be impacted until May 16, 2011, 10am PST

  

Impact Alert:

AppFabric LABS Service Bus, Access Control and Caching services, and the portal, will be unavailable during this period.
Additional impacts are described below.

  

Action Required:

Access to portal, Access Control and Caching will be available after the maintenance.
Existing Access Control namespaces will be preserved.

  

[Update]
Existing Access Control configuration under the namespaces will not be available following the maintenance, to upgrade to parity to the production environment. Users should back up Access Control configuration in order to be able to restore following the maintenance, or transition the application over to the production environment (Access Control is not being charged for billing periods before January 1, 2012).

 

Existing Caching namespaces and data will not be available following the maintenance, to upgrade to parity to the production environment. Users should back up Caching configuration in order to be able to restore following the maintenance, or transition the application over to the production environment (Caching is not being charged for billing periods before August 1, 2011).

 

Service Bus will not be available until May 16, 2011, 10am PST.

 

Furthermore, Service Bus namespaces will be preserved following the maintenance, BUT existing connection points and durable queues will not be preserved.
Users should back up Service Bus configuration in order to be able to restore following the maintenance.

 

 

Thanks for working in LABS and providing us valuable feedback.
For any questions or to provide feedback please use our
Windows Azure AppFabric CTP Forum.

 

 

Once the maintenance is over we will post more details on the blog.

 

 

The Windows Azure AppFabric Team.