Windows Azure AppFabric SDK V1.0 - April Update

This download is for the Windows Azure AppFabric SDK version 1.0 (April 2011). A link to the current version of the SDK is available at the bottom of this page.
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      This SDK includes API libraries for building connected applications using Windows Azure AppFabric. It spans the entire spectrum of today’s Internet applications – from rich connected applications with advanced connectivity requirements to Web-style applications that use simple protocols such as HTTP. This enables services to communicate with the broadest possible range of clients. This page also includes samples that you can download.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

      • Account Requirements Before running the samples in the SDK, you must have one or more service namespaces. To create a Windows Azure AppFabric service namespace, please click here.
      • Runtime Requirements The Windows Azure AppFabric SDK samples are available as Visual Studio 2008 solutions (C# and VB) and require Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or higher to run. The SDK is supported on Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP operating systems. Some Access Control Service samples require IIS 7.0. For Windows Server AppFabric integration, IIS7.5 is required.
    • On this page, click Download, then click Run. Alternatively, you can click Save to download the .msi installer file to your computer. Then, navigate to the location at which you saved the .msi file, double-click the .msi file, and follow the instructions in the installation wizard. If you save the .msi file on your computer, you can also use the command line. Note that if you are downloading the 64-bit installer, in the lines below change the installer name from WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi to WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x64.msi.
      • To install with the defaults, run: msiexec /I WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi /qn
      • To install in a custom folder: msiexec /I WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi APPLICATIONFOLDER=C:\CustomFolder /qn, where C:\CustomFolder is the drive and path where you want the application to install
      • To install everything except the tools: msiexec /I WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi INSTALL_TOOLS=0 /qn
      • To repair the current installation, run: msiexec /I WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi REINSTALL=ALL /qn. Note that even if REINSTALL is set to ALL, only those features that were installed previously are reinstalled
      • To uninstall from command line you just run: msiexec /X WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi /qn
      • To remove the tools, use: msiexec /I WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi REMOVE=Feature_Tools /qn
      • Notice that by default the SDK adds support for .NET 3.5 and .NET 4.0 if both of them are present in the target machine. If you have both versions of the .NET Framework locally on your machine but you only want the SDK to add support for one or the other run the below command lines:
        • To add support for .NET 3.5 and also install the Tools, run: msiexec /I WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi ADDLOCAL=NET3.5_Assemblies,Feature_Tools /qn
        • To add support for .NET 4.0 and also install the Tools, run: msiexec /I WindowsAzureAppFabricSDK-x86.msi ADDLOCAL=NET4.0_Assemblies,Feature_Tools /qn
        • If you do not want to install the tools all you have to do is to remove “,Feature_Tools” from the command lines above
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