The Windows Azure AppFabric July Release is live as of July 1st, 2010. This is our second update since commercial availability for the Windows Azure platform began earlier this year, and we are pleased to deliver on our commitment to provide you with updates and service improvements on a regular basis.


With this release, we are expanding the benefits of Windows Azure AppFabric in two key areas:

1.     Extending AppFabric to web browsers and mobile devices.

2.     Providing an SDK to support .NET 4.


Support for Rich Internet Applications Just Got Better With Commercial Support for Silverlight and Flash clients:

We have added support for cross-domain policy files, allowing Silverlight and Flash clients to make cross-domain calls to the Service Bus and Access Control Service.  This is our first step in addressing the needs we have heard from you around providing first-class support for Rich Internet Applications. 


New Azure AppFabric SDK Now Offers Support for .NET 4:

We are also delivering a new version of the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK that supports .NET 4.  This allows clients and services written in .NET 4, whether on-premises or hosted in Windows Azure, to connect to the Service Bus and Access Control service. To obtain the latest copy of the AppFabric SDK, visit the AppFabric portal or the Download Center. For a complete list of known issues and changes in this release, please refer to the release notes. More details about AppFabric are available in our FAQ.


All of these features are available today. Thank you for your business and your continued interest in Windows Azure AppFabric.