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Showing posts with label Labs. Show all posts

A practical overview of Service Fabric

(Ce billet en aussi disponible en français: Un aper├žu pratique de Microsoft Azure Service Fabric)

During the last Global Azure Bootcamp (April 16), the Montreal edition focused on Azure Service Fabric. The schedule for that day was packed with dynamic presentation and hand-on labs. Either because you were unable to be present or just because you want to learn more, it is not too late. The MsDevMtl team is happy to share with you all our documents we used.

Before you start

  • To be able to do the Hand on Labs you will need:
  • A PC with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
  • VisualStudio 2015 Update 1 or 2
  • Service Fabric SDK v2.0.135 (or more recent)
  • A Microsoft Azure subscription. If you don't already have one, here a free trial to get you started

The One-day Schedule

As you see the complete edition of the Azure Fabric Learning Path contains much more details and labs. Since we had only one day we decided to cherry picked what we thought was the best to get started, but feel free do more.


  • Intro to services and Service Fabric Overview
  • Labs 1 & 2
  • Application Packaging & deployment
  • Diner
  • Labs 3 & 4
  • MS at scale & High Availability
  • Lab 5
  • Diagnostics & Health policies
  • Lab 6
  • Who is using SF, AoA, Testing
  • Lab 7 & 8
  • Upgrades
  • Lab 9
  • Conclusion

Where to find everything you need


All the presentations were done by Alexandre Brisebois (@Brisebois), Stepahne Laporte (@s_lapointe), myself (@fboucheros), and under the supervision of our fantastic bandmaster Guy Barette (@GuyBarrette). Feel free to ask us questions if you get blocked during your journey.


Reading Notes #52


[...]When Should I Use the Caching Application Block? This topic will help you to decide if the block is suitable for your requirements. It explains the benefits of using the block, and any alternative techniques you may consider. It also provides details of any limitations of the block that may affect your decision to use it.[...]


    ~ Frank

    Reading Notes #45


    Azure lets us focus on our product rather than focusing on how we need to scale the application
    “For a rich comparison of SQL Azure and Windows Azure Table storage, see Joseph Fultz’s MSDN Magazine article at:”
    This blog has three posts that give detailed explanation of how a test rig with Controller and Agents can be created in Windows Azure.”
    There does not seem to be any good working OAUTH v2 examples for Java using ACS




    Reading Notes #42



    • MCSE is Back–and Better Than Ever!! - Important new from Microsoft this week: certifications for the cloud. This post is a good summary of this new reality.
    • An Up-Close Examination of the Microsoft RDP Vulnerability (Guest Author) - Important RDP vulnerability was fixed in the March patch. Since in Azure the remote is disabled by default and that some firewall rules protect some connections, if you use Azure you are now safe and probably you were never really in danger. But if you are using an image on AWS you probably should apply you Windows Updates...
    • Announcing the Refresh of Service Bus EAI & EDI Labs (Harish Agarwal) - The Windows Azure team listened to our feedback and new features and a lot of performance improvements in the updated version of the EAI & EDI labs.


    […] Are people who speak at conferences speaking because they are the best, or are they the best because they are speaking…[…]
    […]The best way to learn is to teach.[…]


    • Succeeding with Agile - Nice tip that look simple and efficient.
    • My car ships with crapware (Scott Hanselman) - Hilarious and true, why we can have a super dual-core computer in our pocket but our car come with a so crap old "computer"?
    • 5 Presentation Apps to Try - Quick list of nice tools helping us to pass through a presentation or after to share some files.
    • 12 Ways to Attack Any Challenge - Facing difficulties is good. It's mean you are challenging yourself. That you try to become better. This nice post is refreshing your memories about ways to overcome those challenges.
    • More of What You Came For (Michael Desmond) - The team of the MSDN Magazine are since ... forever trying to always offer more. This time is by giving more content (some exclusively) on their web site. Like the column Azure by Bruno Terkaly.
    • 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done (Peter Bregman) – A great book that explain a lot of little think that we could do every day to help to focus on the thing we want to accomplish. Nothing magic but it help to take better decision. Peter use a lot of personal story to explain is thoughts and that improve a lot the comprehension. It was my first experience with audio book, and I really like it. It was done by Peter Bregme himself.