Enabling modern apps with the Windows Azure Pack

Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows Server and System Center Brad Anderson continued his “What’s New in 2012 R2” series of blog posts this week with a thorough exploration of the Windows Azure Pack, message queuing and a number of innovations to support multi-tier application scenarios.

Brad’s post focuses on the work we’ve done to improve the following three core scenarios with the Service Bus 1.1 for Windows Server and the Windows Azure Pack v1:

· Application Messaging Patterns with Service Bus – With Service Bus, we support basic as well as advanced messaging patterns for use in modern applications. With this release, we’ve also added new messaging capabilities, additional protocols and simplified APIs to enable developers to write better applications faster.

· Manage Messaging Entities Across Clouds – Whether you’re developing for the public cloud, private cloud or a hosted cloud (with your service provider), developers will be able to write applications once and then use them anywhere within these clouds – without needing to recompile. This can be done by simply changing an entry in the configuration file.

· Offering Alternatives with Service Bus – Whether you are an Independent Software Vendor developing software and services for others, an enterprise that deploys home-grown applications or a developer looking for an easy-to-deploy messaging component, you can use Service Bus in your topology. With this release we’ve improved the hosting capabilities for enterprises and service providers enabling new hosting topologies.

You can read more about the Windows Azure Pack over on the In the Cloud Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff