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From announcing a new managed Kubernetes service to hosting Azure OpenDev with some of our favorite open source community leaders, it’s been a busy week.
Check out the below recap of this week’s open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft.
Anything else you’d like to hear about? Let us know in the comments.
Azure OpenDev: Developers and community advocates from Chef, Cloudbees, Elastic, Github, and HashiCorp spent a day with us in Redmond. Hosted by Microsoft’s Ashley McNamara, this episode of the live technical event focused on DevOps, including how to combine leading projects in a DevOps toolchain with the capabilities of Azure. Watch (or rewatch) all the demos from the event on demand here.
New event-driven scripting tool for Kubernetes: The team that brought you Helm and Draft announced its newest open source Kubernetes-native tool, designed to help dev and ops get their work done quickly. It’s called Brigade and with it you can build any ordered workflow of containers in Kubernetes and trigger the workflow by listening for arbitrary events. Learn more here and get involved in the project.

Azure Container Registry (ACR) geo-replication: To provide scale across the global footprint of Azure, Microsoft announced a preview of ACR geo-replication. Through the click of a map, customers can now manage a single registry, replicated across any number of regions. Any push/pull of a container image to ACR will be routed to the closest registry. This demo shows you how to leverage geo-replication and deploy regions as images arrive.

Managed Kubernetes in Azure Container Service (AKS): We couldn’t launch a new managed Kubernetes service without some docs to help you get started… Get to know this new service, currently in preview, including step-by-step tutorials and a 5-minute quickstart for deploying an AKS cluster, here.
Using Helm with AKS: Helm is an open source packaging tool that helps you install and manage the lifecycle of Kubernetes applications. Similar to Linux package managers like APT and Yum, Helm is used to manage Kubernetes charts, which are packages of preconfigured Kubernetes resources. This documentation steps through configuring and using Helm in a Kubernetes cluster on AKS.
Linux virtual machines on Azure: Azure Linux Virtual Machines provides on-demand, high-scale, secure, virtualized infrastructure using Red Hat, Ubuntu, or the Linux distribution of your choice. Learn how to create, configure, manage, update, and scale Linux VMs with these quickstarts, tutorials, and samples.
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