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Announcing accelerated training with ONNX Runtime—train models up to 45% faster 

ONNX Runtime is an open source project that is designed to accelerate machine learning across a wide range of frameworks, operating systems, and hardware platforms. It is used extensively in Microsoft products, like Office 365 and Bing, delivering over 20 billion inferences every day and up to 17 times faster inferencing. Today we are introducing...Read more

Introducing WhiteNoise: the new differential privacy platform from Microsoft and Harvard’s OpenDP 

The code for WhiteNoise, the first version of the open source differential privacy platform, is now live on GitHub. The project is jointly developed by Microsoft and Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) as part of the OpenDP initiative. We’ve released the code for WhiteNoise...Read more

Scaling Kubernetes: Intro to Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling (KEDA) 

A Kubernetes cluster requires compute resources to run applications and these resources may need to increase or decrease depending on the application requirements. This typically falls under the category of “scaling” and can be broadly divided into cluster and application scaling. To deal with increasing requirements, such as high traffic, you can scale out your...Read more

Accelerating open source and hardware innovation to meet data and security demands 

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit, kicking off virtually on May 12, is where a vibrant and growing community will come together to help grow, drive, and support the open hardware ecosystem. This year’s theme for the OCP Global Summit—Open for all—is a theme that certainly resonates for us as we continue our open...Read more

More “Python for Beginners” videos…times two! 

When Susan and I created the Python for Beginners series last fall, we had the goal of trying to help new developers make the transition into one of the most popular and flexible programming languages available. We focused on some of the most common features and attempted to bring you to the point where you...Read more

Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, now a CNCF graduated project 

Yesterday, Helm became a graduated project in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), joining a select group of projects that the CNCF recognizes for achieving majority adoption by the cloud-native community. I want to extend congratulations and thanks both to the creators of Helm, as well as to the broader Helm community that has supported,...Read more

How Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) has grown since its announcement 

Since the October 2019 announcement of the Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), we have seen a tremendous response and the emergence of an engaged Dapr community. Over the past six months, more than 120 contributors have jumped on board and participated in the effort to build and extend Dapr through the GitHub repos – opening issues,...Read more

Announcing azcollection, the Ansible collection for Azure 

Back in November, we shared with the community that we had moved 18 certified Azure modules to azcollection. Today, we are happy to announce that we have completed the migration of more than 150 Ansible Azure modules to the Ansible Azure Collection: azcollection. Many of you are no stranger to Ansible’s plan to move anything...Read more

Join the Kubernetes Release Team: learn from and give back to the community 

Thinking about joining the Kubernetes Release Team? Curious what it even is? As someone who started as a shadow on the Communications team for the 1.16 and 1.17 Release Team and eventually became the Communications Lead for the 1.18 release, I want to share what I’ve learned from this journey and answer any questions you may have about the Release Team. ...Read more

WebAssembly meets Kubernetes with Krustlet 

Linux container technology has changed the face of computing, but especially distributed computing in publicly rentable servers commonly said to be “the public cloud” (like Microsoft Azure). With containers came tooling – like Docker – and systems that orchestrate potentially millions of them – with Kubernetes becoming the most widely used. Together, they have enabled millions of developers and organizations to deliver software more rapidly, widely, and productively...Read more

Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) joins the CNCF as a sandbox project 

Last year Microsoft and Red Hat announced Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) – a way to bring event scale for any container or workload deployed into any Kubernetes cluster. Since then, we have been blown away by the response from the community in helping to make KEDA even better. Our mission from the beginning was to...Read more

Kubernetes v1.18 advances Windows container support 

As more users take advantage of Kubernetes for their Windows applications, the Windows community in Kubernetes has been working on improvements that enable even more use cases. With the release of Kubernetes v1.18, many of these changes are taking shape. In addition to the typical enrichment of testing, which makes every Kubernetes release more robust,...Read more