The next update to the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment is scheduled for October 26, 2010 (Tuesday).  Users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.    

When:

    START: October 26, 2010, 8 am PST

    END:  October 28, 2010, 11 am PST

 Impact Alert:

  The AppFabric LABS environment (Service Bus, Access Control and portal) will be unavailable during this period. Additional impacts are described below.

Action Required:

Existing accounts and Service Namespaces will be available after the services are deployed.

You will have an additional -mgmt entry as follows:

Your ns.sb.AppFabricLabs.com will remain ns.sb.AppFabricLabs.com and an additional entry and corresponding relying party will be created as ns-mgmt.sb.AppFabricLabs.com

However, ACS Identity Providers, Rule Groups, Relying Parties, Service Keys, and Service Identities will NOT be persisted and restored after the maintenance. As the service will not support the bulk upload of rules from the previous version, the user will be responsible for both backing up and restoring any rules they care to reuse after the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS October Release.

Thank you for working in LABS and giving us valuable feedback.  Once the update becomes available, we'll post the details via this blog. 

Stay tuned for the upcoming LABS release! 

The Windows Azure AppFabric Team