Microsoft announced the release of Beta 2 for Windows Server AppFabric. Developers and IT Pros using Windows Server AppFabric can expect following benefits: Faster Web Apps Made Easy; Simplified Composite Apps; Enterprise Performance and Availability. Complementing these Windows Server AppFabric services for on-premises development, Windows Azure platform AppFabric delivers connectivity services (specifically Service Bus and Access Control, formerly known as “.NET Services”) for composite applications spanning to the cloud. Together, Windows Server AppFabric and Windows Azure platform AppFabric provide a comprehensive set of services that help developers rapidly develop new applications spanning Windows Azure and Windows Server, and which also interoperate with other industry platforms such as Java, Ruby, and PHP.
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