Microsoft pokes about in Azure's innards, whips out new Service Fabric | 6/12/2019 | Staff
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Microsoft crossed its fingers and started rolling out an update to Azure Service Fabric over its cloudy platform yesterday.

Version 6.5 of the microservices platform is chock full of toys to delight developers who might have forgotten about the thing amid all the heat generated by orchestration tech du jour Kubernetes.

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After all, it is Service Fabric that lurks in the shadows behind an awful lot of Microsoft's Azure services, from Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Database, through Dynamics 365 to the unloved Cortana.

The update includes the ability to explore applications uploaded to Image Store in the Service Fabric Explorer and the Service Fabric Application Disaster Recovery Tool.

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The latter is aimed at helping users recover data from a primary cluster in the event of a disaster. So long as the backup/restore service is enabled, of course. Alas, there is a bit of latency – the tool backs up new application data from that primary cluster and restores it "periodically" on a secondary cluster. It will have a crack at that restore every five minutes, a period that can be tweaked for local or cloud deployments.

Because Microsoft loves Linux these days (we've seen that slide more often than we'd like), the update also adds support for .NET Core apps built with Visual Studio to be deployed directly to Linux Service Fabric clusters from Microsoft's development environment. Unfortunately, debugging those Linux-targeted...
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