Release of SDK 2.6.210 and Runtime 5.6.210 refresh for Windows, and SDK 2.7 and Runtime 5.7 Preview

Recently we announced a preview of the next release which contains Docker Compose support and a couple updates to Service Fabric Explorer. The SDK for this preview release is now available on Web Platform Installer and NuGet. We have also released a refresh for the 5.6/2.6 release that has a small set of bug fixes…


OS patching of Service Fabric Cluster nodes

We are happy to announce that the Patch Orchestration Application (POA) is now available to be deployed to your clusters. POA is a Service Fabric application that allows you to automate OS patching of the VMs/VM instances/nodes of a Service Fabric cluster on Azure or on-premise. The details on how to download and use this applications are at…


How to create a Service Fabric standalone cluster with AWS EC2 instances

The Service Fabric for Windows Server deployment (standalone) offers you the option to choose your own environment and create a cluster as part of our “any OS, any cloud” approach with Service Fabric. Creating a cluster in Azure is the easier choice since this is available as a service and manages Service Fabric upgrades for…

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Service Fabric Community Q&A 12th Edition

We will be holding our 12th monthly community Q&A call Thursday, May 18th at 10 AM Pacific Time. We’re holding these events third Thursday of every month. As always, there is no need to RSVP. Just navigate to http://aka.ms/sfcommunityqa at 10 AM Thursday and you’re in. Talk to you then! The Service Fabric Team


Release of SDK 2.6.204 and Runtime 5.6.204 for Windows, and a preview of what’s next

This is an exciting time for Service Fabric. Today we released versions 5.6 of the runtime and 2.6 of the SDK with much anticipated support for Windows Server Containers, making Service Fabric a world-class, production-ready container orchestrator for Windows, with Linux not far behind. You can read more about these new container capabilities on the…


Service Fabric at Build 2017

Build 2017 has officially begun, so come by the Service Fabric booth (Cloud Platform Booth #1) to pick up some swag, ask any questions, or check out some of our demos during the next three days! We’ve made some big changes in Service Fabric and are excited to share the new features with you. Make…


Service Fabric Customer Profile: D+H

Authored by Senthuran Sivananthan and Ed Price from Microsoft, in conjunction with Scott Wadel, Adam Gritt, and Joseph Boschert from D+H. This post is part of a series focused on customers who’ve worked closely with Microsoft on Service Fabric over the last year. We look at why they chose Service Fabric, and we take a closer look…


Service Fabric Customer Profile: Wolters Kluwer CCH

Authored by Jason Hamilton and Bill Hilke from Wolters Kluwer, in conjunction with Christoph Schittko, Bart Robertson, and Ed Price from Microsoft. This article is part of a series on customers who’ve worked closely with Microsoft on Service Fabric over the last year. We look at why they chose Service Fabric, and we take a…