The Windows Azure AppFabric LABS August release is scheduled for August 5, 2010 (Thursday).  Users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.  




    START: August 5, 2010, 10am PST

    END:  August 5, 2010, 6pm PST


Impact Alert:

    LABS AppFabric 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.


However, ACS Rules, Issuers, Scopes, and Token Policies will NOT be persisted and restored after the maintenance. Users will need to back up their data if they wish to restore them after the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS August Release.


Also note that the Service Bus Multicast with Message Buffers features, which have been available in LABS since March 2010, will be temporarily removed from the LABS environment. The team is working on an alternative approaches to these features.


Thanks 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