Microsoft announced that the next update to Windows Azure AppFabric LABS environment is scheduled for Dec’15. Users will have NO access to AppFabric LABS portal and services during the scheduled maintenance down time.
START: December 15, 2010, 10 am PST
END: December 15, 2010, 6 pm PST
The AppFabric LABS environment (Service Bus, Access Control, Caching, and portal) will be unavailable during this period. Additional impacts are described below.
Existing accounts and Service Namespaces will be available after the services are deployed.
However, ACS Identity Providers, Relying Party Applications, Rule Groups, Certificates, Keys, Service Identities and Management Credentials will NOT be persisted and restored after the maintenance. The user will be responsible for both backing up and restoring any ACS entities they care to reuse after the AppFabric LABS December Release.
Cache users will see the web.config snippet on their provisioned cache page change automatically as part of this release. We advise Cache customers to redeploy their application after applying the new snippet from the provisioned cache page to their application