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Lots of good news for “gophers” this week, with a new Go SDK for Azure and updated documentation to help Go fans get started with Azure.
This and more community news, product announcements, and demos from around Microsoft below.

New Azure Marketplace offers: The Azure team is continually expanding the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In January, 32 new offers went live, including LAMP on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. WordPress on Windows Server 2016, Bitnami’s Kafka Cluster, and more. See details of the new offers here.

Docker Tools for Visual Studio: Shayne Boyer talks about running .NET Framework applications in Docker and demos the Docker tooling available in Visual Studio 2017.

SCaLE 16X: We’re looking forward to SCaLE 16X in Pasadena March 8-11. SCaLE is the largest community-run open source and free software conference in North America, expecting 150 exhibitors and >100 sessions this year. Register soon here.
Here are a couple recent open source updates to docs.microsoft.com:
Azure for Go Dev Center: Alongside this week’s Azure Go SDK release, the team launched a Azure Go Dev Center with lots of documentation. Check out the quickstarts, API reference, code samples, and more here.
New reference architecture for Jenkins on Azure: The Azure team just published a new reference architecture for deploying and running a Jenkins server on Azure with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This reference architecture helps identify the best practices for setting up a Jenkins server on the Azure platform and helps you make the most of Azure services for supporting your engineer requirements. Check it out here.
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