We have SF 6.1 deployed to Azure, and Microsoft recently announced that it will end support for older versions of the Azure Storage API in December of 2015. The earliest version of the Azure SDK that will continue to support Azure Storage is 2.1, while SF 6 was built against version 1.8.
Question: does this mean that an upgrade to SF 7 will be absolutely necessary?
View the announcement here: http://aka.ms/Qga48e
(this is also posted to the Google+ group here)
Here's an update:
I've concluded that a new version of Sitefinity that supports an updated Azure Storage API will have to be released if existing sites in Azure are going to continue storing their logs after December 2015
My investigations showed that despite the upgrade to Azure SDK 2.2 with Sitefinity 7.0, the Azure Storage API was never upgraded. When I look at the Telerik.Sitefinity.dll for SF 7.x in JustDecompile, it still references Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient version 1.7, which will no longer function after December 2015.
In that case, Sitefinity 7.x will also be affected, correct?
The Microsoft.WindowsAzure.StorageClient will remain 1.7 version in Sitefinity 7.3.
The other Azure assemblies use 2.2 version
Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime, Version 18.104.22.168
Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics, Version 22.214.171.124
Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics.StorageUtility, Version 126.96.36.199
The planned removal of earlier versions of the Azure Storage Service APIs will happen in December 2015, so we will have a compatible version prior that. I cannot tell you the exact Sitefinity version right now. Once we started working on this we will make an announcement in the forum.
Is a fix for this issue on the roadmap for 8.x?