We’re moving into a public beta of
Dublin “Windows Server AppFabric”
which you can grab from HERE.
What does it mean – here’s a blurb from the site.
So Velocity (distributed caching mechanism) is rolled up into this Beta (previously
a MS Partner did some benchmarking on Velocity which you can find a great white paper HERE)
Previously myself and Scotty wrote a
hefty technical Dublin Course which the folks at TechEd loved – we did this on some
early bits of ‘Dublin’. Realtime monitoring + tracking as well as recoverability were
some highlights of our 3D Realtime maze process we built up in the labs.
Here’s a blurb from the AppFabric server (it’s a shame that SP2010 didn’t use this
framework for it’s WF hosting…but that would have impacted delivery)
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Windows Server AppFabric has these core capabilities:
For Web applications, AppFabric provides caching capabilities to
provide high-speed access, scale, and high availability to application data. This
feature was previously codenamed “Velocity”
For composite applications, AppFabric makes it easier to build and manage
services built using Windows
Workflow Foundation and Windows
Communication Foundation. This feature was previously codenamed “Dublin.”