Windows Azure Connect Endpoint Upgrade Available from Microsoft Update

A week ago, diTii.com reported that Microsoft has released an updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal. Along with it, the update also brought a new release of the Windows Azure Connect endpoint software (1.0.0952.2).Version 1.0.0952.2 is served as an update to existing testers of Windows Azure Connect CTP, with the software giant […]

A week ago, diTii.com reported that Microsoft has released an updated version of the Windows Azure Platform Management Portal. Along with it, the update also brought a new release of the Windows Azure Connect endpoint software (1.0.0952.2).

Version 1.0.0952.2 is served as an update to existing testers of Windows Azure Connect CTP, with the software giant leveraging Microsoft Update in order to serve the new bits to customers. In addition to bug fixes, the Connect endpoint is localized into 11 languages, with a language choice selection at the beginning of the interactive client install.

"For corporate machines distributing updates with WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) or SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager), the endpoint update can be imported into WSUS from the Microsoft Update Catalog," the Windows Azure Connect team representative added.

"For machines not receiving updates from WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), just start Windows Update, Check for updates, and select Windows Azure Connect Endpoint Upgrade."

Windows Azure Connect continues to be an invitation-only testing program from Microsoft. Provided that early adopters do get an invitation, testing Windows Azure Connect is free of charge, mostly, since the Redmond company will still charge customers for the network traffic between Windows Azure roles and Connect relays.

[Via: Windows Azure Connect Team Blog]