The next update to the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment is scheduled for September 16, 2010 (Thursday).  Users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.    



    START: September 16, 2010, 10am PST

    END:  September 16, 2010, 6pm 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.


However, ACS Identity Providers, Rule Groups, Relying Parties, Service Keys, and Service Identities will NOT be persisted and restored after the maintenance. Users will need independently back up their data if they wish to restore them after the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS September Release.


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