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Empowering cloud-native developers on Kubernetes anywhere 

Hello KubeCon and welcome to San Diego! It’s fantastic to have the chance to get some warm California sun, as well as the warmth of the broader Kubernetes community. From the very first community meeting, through the first KubeCon and on to today, it’s been truly amazing to have been able to watch and help...

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Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling (KEDA) 1.0 release 

Event-driven applications are a key pattern for cloud-native applications. Event-driven is at the core of many growing trends, including serverless compute like Azure Functions. Event-driven means your application responds and reacts to different events – business or system events. For example, a “new subscriber” event may trigger some code to send a welcome email and...

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In-cluster CNAB management with Brigade 

Next week is KubeCon North America 2019, but we wanted to give you an early preview of one of the things we’ll be showing. Over the last few years, we’ve been working on tools for the cloud native ecosystem. From Helm and Brigade to Porter and Rudr, each tool we have built is designed to stand on its own. But our vision...

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ONNX joins Linux Foundation 

Today the Open Neural Network eXchange (ONNX) is joining the LF AI Foundation, an umbrella foundation of the Linux Foundation supporting open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. ONNX was co-founded by Microsoft in 2017 to make it easier to create and deploy machine learning applications. In the past few years,...

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Helm 3: Simpler and more secure 

Ecosystem complexity increases every time we look around, our dizzying panoply of choices multiplies by the day, and (now, as always) we need a way to find, share, and operate applications reliably, in production, and at scale. What’s a busy Kubernetes user to do? Helm is the well-known and much-used package manager for Kubernetes. If...

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Ansible 2.9: Azure shared image galleries, Azure collection, and new modules 

With the release of Ansible 2.9, Microsoft furthers its commitment to ensure that Azure provides excellent experiences for Ansible users when automating the provisioning and configuration of Azure resources. To provide great end-to-end experiences for all users, we’re announcing the expansion of Azure service coverage and the ability to release more frequent updates to Ansible...

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Announcing ONNX Runtime 1.0 

One year after ONNX Runtime’s initial preview release, we’re excited to announce v1.0 of the high-performance machine learning model inferencing engine. This release marks our commitment to API stability for the cross-platform, multi-language APIs, and introduces a breadth of performance optimizations, broad operator coverage, and pluggable accelerators to take advantage of new and exciting hardware...

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Tutorial: Calico Network Policies with Azure Kubernetes Service 

In May 2019, Network Policies on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) became generally available through the Azure native policy plug-in or through the community project Calico. This user-defined network policy feature enables secure network segmentation within Kubernetes and allows cluster operators to control which pods can communicate with each other and resources outside the cluster. In this...

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Announcing the Open Application Model (OAM), an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms 

Kubernetes has become the leading container orchestration environment. Its success has driven the remarkable growth of Kubernetes services on every public cloud. However, the core resources in Kubernetes like Services and Deployments represent disparate pieces of an overall application. They do not represent the application itself. Likewise, objects like Helm charts represent a potentially deployable...

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Announcing Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), an open source project to make it easier for every developer to build microservice applications 

It is remarkable to see the transformation over the last few years as more and more developers build scalable, cloud native applications, taking advantage of managed services to deploy and run them. With this transformation, microservice architectures have become the standard for building cloud native applications, and it is predicted that by 2022, 90% of...

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Microsoft open sources SandDance, a visual data exploration tool 

SandDance, the beloved data visualization tool from Microsoft Research, has been re-released as an open source project on GitHub. This new version of SandDance has been re-written from the ground up as an embeddable component that works with modern JavaScript toolchains. The release is comprised of several components that work in native JavaScript or React...

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Discover, develop, and deploy smart contracts faster with Blockchain Dev Kit updates 

In May, we announced the release of the Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum. We worked together with open source leaders, like Truffle, to bring the best of Azure and open source technologies together to deliver a world class development experience for Ethereum smart contract development and deployment. This was released as a free Visual...

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