Microsoft notifies that the next update to the Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment is scheduled for February 9. Users will have NO access to the AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.
START: February 9, 2011, 10 am PST
END: February 9, 2011, 6 pm PST
AppFabric LABS environment (Service Bus, Access Control, Caching, and portal) will be unavailable during this period. Additional impacts are described below.
Cache SDK and the Cache service are being refreshed in this release. There're a few breaking changes in the new SDK. As part of this service upgrade existing caches willn't be migrated and existing Service Namespaces will be deleted. We advise customers to download the new SDK, provision new cache namespaces endpoints on the portal, recompile their apps with the new SDK and redeploy their apps.
There will be no change or loss of accounts or Service Namespaces for the Service Bus or Access Control services.