AppFabric

AppFabric refers to two related Microsoft products.
Windows Azure AppFabric is a part of the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform. Positioned by Microsoft as middleware, it provides several cloud computing services:
Provides an easy way for web applications and web services to identify users, and grant access control to the applications and services. The Access Control Service enables authorization decisions to be pulled out of the application and into a set of declarative rules that can transform incoming security claims into claims that applications understand. These rules are defined using a simple and familiar programming model, resulting in cleaner code. It can also be used to manage users’ permissions, saving the effort and complexity of developing these capabilities.
Provides tools and APIs for developing and hosting a composite application expressly for deployment through the service. (Still under development. The first beta release occurred on June 20, 2011.) The first public…

With my earlier article Azure in China, it came in to my interest to look for any other country/region specific independent cloud data center requirements.  I came across Azure for US Govt(Similar to Amazon Govt Cloud) instance and Azure Germany data center.  For this article context I will be covering only Azure in Germany. What
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Azure in China

Microsoft Azure presence in China is always a question when there is a need for any customer to deploy azure applications specifically for Chinese Regional customers. Recently I had an interaction with a Microsoft Certified Trainer, who carelessly said Azure only uses Chinese partner based environment is only for serving CDN (Content Delivery Network) needs,
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New Certification - MCSD - Azure Solution Architect

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Microsoft has relased the latest Windows Azure Training Kit. Quoting the details from Microsoft: The May 2013 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes new content on Windows Azure Media Services as well as updates to use the latest Windows Azure SDK v2.0. Content Updates: New Lab: Introduction to Windows Azure Media Services New
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Latest version of Windows Azure SDK for .NET – Version 2.0 released by Microsoft. DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.0 (Offline Installer) Recommended: Instead of manually downloading the files from above link, it is recommended you use the automated one-click install provided by the Web Platform Installer x64 or x86. Click on the appropriate
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Microsoft Azure Training Kit – October 2012 is the latest set of Microsoft Azure Training tutorials, samples for Developers and Microsoft enthusiasts. October 2012 Update The October 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 47 hands-on labs, 24 demos and 38 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include: Updated 22 presentations
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