I have been working on Windows Azure Service Bus for the recently concluded Azure Camps
Yes, it is no longer referred as “Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus”. All the 3 components i.e. Service Bus, Access Control and Caching are hereinafter referred to as simply Windows Azure Service Bus, Caching & Access Control Service, to minimize the complexity in referring to them.
Also, Service Bus and the related releases usually come as an out of bound release and are usually behind in terms of the Windows Azure SDK releases. The Windows Azure SDK latest release is the 1.6 version and along with, there is also a new version of the Service Bus. Earlier, the Service Bus assemblies sit inside the C:\Program Files\Windows Azure AppFabric SDK folder.
With the 1.6 version of the release of SDK, the Service Bus assemblies also sit inside the regular Windows Azure SDK folder. Therefore, you can find the latest version of Service Bus i.e. Microsoft.ServiceBus sits inside C:\Program Files\Windows Azure SDK\v1.6\ServiceBus\ref folder.
Similarly, the Caching assemblies sit inside C:\Program Files\Windows Azure SDK\v1.6\Cache\ref folder.
The latest version of ServiceBus is hence 188.8.131.52 and hence if you are installing, you need to make sure you update the assembly version in the config files.
Otherwise, you would typically get the wrong assembly referenced error, as follow
Exception type: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException
Message: Configuration binding extension 'system.serviceModel/bindings/netTcpRelayBinding' could not be found. Verify that this binding extension is properly registered in system.serviceModel/extensions/bindingExtensions and that it is spelled correctly.
Particularly, if you are using the http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19925
Azure AppFabric samples, they reference the older version of the assembly. And you need to update them. The release notes http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/hh667331.aspx covers pretty much line by line on the binding changes to be included in the config file.
So, now, whether you develop for Windows Azure Hosted Services, Storage Services or Windows Azure Service Bus you need to install, just one SDK and all of them reside under the C:\Program Files\Windows Azure\SDK folder.
In my subsequent post, I want to cover a specific deprecated assembly, its implementation and the new equivalent.