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Azure in Action by Brian Prince, Chris Hay

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Chapter 5. Configuring your service

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the service configuration file
  • Handling configuration at runtime
  • Handling non-application settings, based on configuration
  • Sharing configuration between Azure and non-Azure applications

In the previous chapter, we concentrated on how you define your role using the service definition file. We’ll now look at the second part of the service model picture: the service configuration file.

5.1. Working with the service configuration file

In chapter 4, we described how the service definition file (ServiceDefinition.csdef) describes your role and how it’s used by the Fabric Controller (FC) to effectively manage your role. You learned that if you need to change any of the settings ...

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