Life after F5

Life after F5

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"Life after F5" is one of the slogans we're using to convey the motivation behind Dublin. Today Microsoft, with the .Net Framework and Visual Studio, makes it easy to build powerful connected services. But what comes next? How to you use one of these services in the real world?

You first have to decide how to host your service. You have a range of options: NT service, console application (with a big "do not close this window" post-it note attached to it), a BizTalk WCF adapter receive location, and the Windows Process Activation Service ("WAS"), to name a few. Dublin is not giving you a new host for your WCF services. Instead, we're making the WAS host better. (If you're not familiar with WAS take a quick look at

Once you've chosen your host you will need to deploy and configure your services, manage, monitor, and control running services, and make sure that your services run reliably. Ideally you would do this with familiar and flexible tooling. This is exactly what we're doing with Dublin.

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