Microsoft, the company behind the popular Windows 7 operating system, has announced the availability of the second beta version of its Windows Server AppFabric suite, which consists of software development tools that are designed to enhance the scalability, speed and management of web and enterprise applications.
The software suite, which was first showcased by the software giant at the company's Professional Developers Conference in November 2009, has been downloaded by 8000 developers already and is currently being tested by companies like Associated Press, Bentley and Jettainer, according to the company.
A member of Microsoft’s Windows Server Team told the media that the company recommended the software suite for those developers and IT professionals who are aiming to take their applications in to the cloud.
However, in order to use the second beta version of Windows Server AppFabric suite, the developers will have to use Windows Server and .Net Framework version 4.
The software set, which will be launched by the Redmond based company during Q3 of 2010, is also designed to integrate with Service Bus and Access Control services which will enable the developers to implement their applications in to the cloud.
The company also issued a statement providing the functionality details of the software tool collection, including the availability to increase the speed of web applications, simplify the development of composite applications and enhance enterprise performance.