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Introducing CNAB: a cloud-agnostic format for packaging and running distributed applications

“The day of the distributed app is near.” That is the mantra we’ve been repeating for years. But with robust cloud offerings, the microservice pattern, orchestration platforms like Kubernetes, and the REST-ification of everything, we’re already there. It is the day of the distributed application. Almost. We’ve gotten the “distributed” thing down, but in doing...

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Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh

Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that helps you build, deploy and manage microservices in any public cloud or on-premises. The platform powers mission critical services within Microsoft and external workloads running both Windows and Linux. To enable the provisioning of Ubuntu clusters in any environment, today we are announcing the Service Fabric provider...

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Attention: MySQL & PostgreSQL Azure Terraform resource users

We want to give a heads-up to Azure customers who are using Terraform to provision and manage MySQL and/or PostgreSQL. As planned, the Azure data team will deprecate their ‘2017-04-30-preview’ API for both MySQL and PostgreSQL on December 1, 2018. I know that you are asking yourself, “As a Terraform user, why do I care?”...

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Tutorial: Using Azure DevOps to setup a CI/CD pipeline and deploy to Kubernetes

Introduction In this blog article, we will show you how to setup a CI/CD pipeline to deploy your apps on a Kubernetes cluster with Azure DevOps by leveraging a Linux agent, Docker and Helm. The combination of these technologies will illustrate how you can easily setup a CI/CD pipeline, leverage Configuration-as-Code and Infrastructure-as-Code, and accelerate...

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Join us for Pre-KubeCon Community Workshops

Headed into Seattle early for KubeCon North America? Join your open source friends for community workshops at the Seattle Microsoft Reactor on Monday, December 10th. We have an agenda packed with free hands-on learning with our open source Kubernetes tools, including  Virtual Kubelet, Draft, Brigade, Helm, and more. We’ll also introduce you to a new...

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Tutorial: Terraforming your JAMstack on Azure with Gatsby, Azure Pipelines, and Git

This article will show how to build a blog (or any other static content) using a very popular JAMstack (GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Markdown) and host it on static website hosting for Azure Storage, which provides a cost effective and scalable solution for hosting static content and JavaScript code. We will demonstrate how to optimize the website...

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#Hacktoberfest 2018: Thank you!

It feels like we just announced our participation, but Hacktoberfest 2018 has officially come to a close. On behalf of my team and everyone at Microsoft, we thank each and every one of you for your contributions. Your response and enthusiasm blew us away, with participants ranging from long-time Microsoft community members to people completely...

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Microsoft and HashiCorp collaborate to build a better Terraform provider

For those who might be wondering what HashiCorp Terraform is, Terraform is a tool which enables workflows for operators to provision and manage Azure infrastructure using “Infrastructure as Code.” For a good overview, check out this introduction to Terraform. Wait, Infrastructure as Code… isn’t that what Azure Resource Management (ARM) templates are used for? Yes, ARM templates and Terraform...

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Beyond code: how content helps open source projects thrive

One of the best things about the open source community is that anyone can have an impact, regardless of skill set, geography, or experience. From lending software development expertise to designing artwork, translating docs, and evangelizing projects, trust me: there’s a project and community that’s waiting for you. Stephanie Morillo* has carved out her niche...

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Microsoft joins OIN: FAQs with Erich Andersen

Microsoft recently joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), a community dedicated to protecting Linux and other open source software programs from patent risk. Since its founding in 2005, OIN has been at the forefront of helping companies manage patent risks and we’re humbled to be a part of it. It’s been great to see the...

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