Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS. Windows Server AppFabric targets applications built using ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF).
It provides out-of-the-box capabilities for you to easily build and manage composite applications, including:
- Enhanced design and development tools in Visual Studio to build rich composite applications
- Management and monitoring of sevices and workflows via integration with IIS Manager and Windows PowerShell
- Distributed in-memory application cache to improve application performance
Windows Server AppFabric Beta 1 is available now for developers to start building their next-generation composite applications, and for administrators to host and manage them. It integrates technologies previewed as code name "Dublin" and code name "Velocity".