back to article Upgrade now to avoid a cluster-suck: Microsoft wields the breaking change stick over Azure Service Fabric laggards

Microsoft is about to make a potentially breaking change affecting the Azure Service Fabric runtime - due to an unspecified security issue - that could impact those still running on unsupported versions. The change is due to hit on 19 Jan 2021, according to the emission, a little later than the 7 Jan 2021 promised in the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You will obey or be exterminated!

    Just when many companies are short of staff in IT and possibly dealing with BREXIT and COVID... along comes Microsoft with this.

    Don't they (Microsoft) ever think of the big picture rather than what is nice for them?

    I guess that the problems the real world faces can't exist in Redmonds Universe.

    1. druck Silver badge

      Re: You will obey or be exterminated!

      And the if the upgrade isn't done, and a companies Azure infrastructure is compromised by the unnamed security issue, how many staff will be needed then?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        How can you be so sure this is being done for security reasons?

        and not for other undisclosed reasons. Because m$ says so? Where's the evidence?

        How valuable is the word of m$, is it worth much?

      2. jerkyflexoff

        Re: You will obey or be exterminated!

        A security patch can be applied without forcing a version upgrade without the loss of support if function. It bullshit. The sooner business wake up to this cloud bollocks the better. Hopefully this sort of behaviour will be the clouds undoing.

    2. J27

      Re: You will obey or be exterminated!

      All cloud providers do this, It's not reasonable to maintain every version of everything. It's the price of not owning your own servers.

    3. hoola Silver badge

      Re: You will obey or be exterminated!

      Yes but they don't give a stuff, it is the cloud, THEIR cloud.

      People should have migrated since this has been EOL for some time so it it not entirely Microsoft's fault but they could have applied incentive and then pressure earlier to get people to do the work.

      Ultimately this is one of the downside of using someone else's infrastructure, you cannot choose to continue running something that is eons old.

  2. jerkyflexoff

    What the flying f.....

    This goes to show, you load your data on someone else's computer you are playing by their rules.

    With behaviour like this, the only benefit to cloud is for the hosting providers.

    Hopefully the penny counters see through the fake costings

  3. Data Mangler

    Just maybe...

    Maybe this security issue is related to the prodigious volumes of spam emanating from Azure recently. If this change stops it I, for one, will be very pleased.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Service Fabric

    Is a colossal pile of shit. I'm glad I no longer work for a company that uses it.

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