Microsoft Virtual Academy: Building Microservices with Azure Service Fabric

Microsoft Virtual Academy provides free, online training to help Developers, IT and Data Professionals, and students learn the latest technology, build their skills, and advance their careers. in today’s cloud-centric world, understanding microservices and building them are critical skills. Learn how to Build Always-On, Hyper-Scalable Microservice-based Cloud Services using Azure Service Fabric with Mark Fussell,…


Service Fabric Under the Hood: The Cluster Resource Manager (Part 1)

This post was authored by Matt Snider, a Program Manager on the Azure Service Fabric team. This is the inaugural post in a series where we’ll go deep about the capabilities of Azure Service Fabric in a particular area. This is the first post in that series where we’ll talk about the Resource Manager. The…


MSDN Article: Azure Service Fabric and the Microservices Architecture

MSDN magazine has published an article on Service Fabric called Azure Service Fabric and the Microservices Architecture in the December 2015 issue, written by Cesar de la Torre, Kunal Deep Singh and Vaclav Turecek.  Here’s a brief abstract: Microservices is a hot buzzword at the moment. While there are many presentations and conference talks about…


Service Fabric Enters Public Preview

Since we launched the Service Fabric SDK for one-box development at //build 2015, the most common question we’ve received is “When will I be able to create a cluster in Azure?” We are pleased to announce that the answer to that question is “Today”. Along with opening up the ability for you to create clusters…


Stateful Services: A New Paradigm

This post was authored by Mani Ramaswamy, a Program Manager in the Azure Service Fabric Team.  When building apps, particularly cloud services, the key set of characteristics that you have to focus on are scale, reliability and data consistency. Today, reliability is solely the premise of data store products such as Azure storage, Azure DB,…


Service Fabric SDK Preview – 1.0.328

This post was authored by Sean McKenna, a Program Manager in the Azure Service Fabric Team. We recently released a small update to the Service Fabric SDK Preview. The primary purpose of this release is to provide compatibility with the RTM release of Visual Studio 2015, which recently went live. In addition, you’ll notice a…


Service Fabric: A Microservices Platform

This post was authored by Gopal Kakivaya, CVP,  Windows Azure Development.  Earlier this year at the BUILD conference we announced Azure Service Fabric and released a preview of our SDK. In this inaugural post on the Service Fabric blog, I’ll touch on our motivation for building the platform and explain how it can help you…