Changes from Windows Azure Caching Service to Windows Azure Caching Preview
There are a number of changes in how caching is performed between the old and new.
There were three parts for the client of the configuration for a Windows Azure Caching Service
<!-- 1: require data cache configuration -->
<!-- 2: require data cache definition –>
<!-- 3: If session state needs to be saved in the Caching service, then a state provider is needed -->
From the old portal you could simply click the view client config to get the example config you needed.
So what's new? Frankly not a lot from an operational perspective. In my case only this one additional line:
Config: You need to specify for the cache definition in step 2 "
<autoDiscover isEnabled="true" identifier="[cache cluster role name]" />
If you are thinking of upgrading please note:
- Windows Azure Caching (Preview) is available as a technology preview at this time.
- Unlike Shared Caching (its predecessor) the Role-based Caching (Preview) is private to your hosted service.