Understanding Azure Service Fabric

With the advent of Azure Service Fabric, Microsoft makes public the long anticipated service-oriented platform upon which it has built significant pieces of Microsoft Azure. For the modern software developer, Azure Service Fabric represents nothing less than the next evolutionary breakthrough in software programming on the Microsoft stack, both in the Cloud and on-premises. Just as .NET represented a new integrated runtime for simplifying the development of component-oriented applications, Azure Service Fabric represents a new integrated platform for simplifying the development and deployment of service-oriented systems. This constrained, best practice-informed model helps to reduce the common programming, connectivity and administration headaches that often plague service-oriented systems in the wild. This seamless integration between development and operations makes Azure Service Fabric THE killer app for both modern DevOps and Modern Software Architecture.

In this information-packed session, Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery will reveal the essential aspects of Azure Service Fabric’s topology, system structure, operational flow, system lifecycle management, service state and programming models. Monty will give special attention to Azure Service Fabric’s deployment-aware microservice-oriented programming model highlighting where Azure Service Fabric fits in Microsoft’s overall technology landscape.

Michael Montgomery

IDesign Master Architect, Microservice Madman

Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery is an accomplished “roll up your sleeves” software architect and expert developer. He is also a master architect and seasoned trainer with the software architecture firm IDesign. Monty is a recognized industry expert in microservice architecture and Azure Service Fabric. He leverages both to help his clients conceive, design, build and successfully deliver innovative microservice systems.

Monty conducts IDesign’s unique Architecture and Detailed Design Clinics, which are intense, immersive, hands-on system design and career invigorating experiences. Monty also leads IDesign’s new Service Fabric Master Class, a must for modern developers and architects. Monty co-authored the 4th Edition of Programming WCF Services with Juval Lowy and published many articles on architecture always sharing his unique ‘From the Field’ perspective. His latest article, ‘Escaping Appland’ has received international attention for its insightful contrarian point of view. Monty speaks regularly at .NET and industry related events around the world.