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Check out the below recap of this week’s top open source related product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft.
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Virtual Machine Serial Console access: This week the Azure team launched a new feature that has been in high demand — Serial Console access for both Linux and Windows VMs. This feature extends the set of tools Azure offers to help you manage and secure your VMs by making is much easier to diagnose and fix issues with direct serial-based access. It’s like having a keyboard plugged into the server in a Microsoft datacenter, but in the comfort of your office or home. Get more info on the public preview here.
Python in VS Code: The March 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. You can the download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in VS Code. You can learn more about Python support in Visual Studio Code in the VS Code documentation. This release closed a total of 61 issues, which makes the Preview debugger easier to try out, and includes various fixes and enhancements. See the release notes here.
Azure SDK for Go v15: Version 15 of the Azure SDK for Go is now available, including a SDK update policy to help you understand how the repo is organized and when to expect updates. Get the update here.
Get started with the Azure SDK for Go: The Azure SDK for Go provides Go packages for managing and using Azure services using the Go language. Learn how to deploy your Go app to Azure Web Apps and take advantage of managed services, such as PostgreSQL, Storage, Identity, and more.

Container-native developer experiences (Brigade): Join Donovan Brown and Ralph Squillace to learn about Brigade, the Kubernetes-native service that creates structured container pipelines from JavaScript functions, letting you “script” your cluster in reaction to events. You’ll also learn about Kashti, the web dashboard that shows you the status of all your Brigade projects.

#GlobalAzure Bootcamp 2018: The Global Azure Bootcamp (#GlobalAzure) is a worldwide series of one-day technical learning events for Azure. It is created and hosted by leaders from the global cloud developer community. It all goes down on April 21, 2018, everywhere at once, rolling from the first time-zones to the last circling the globe, lasting for almost 30 hours end to end! Check out the list 244 locations in 68 countries and sign up for a bootcamp near you.

Here is this week’s sampling of recently updated open source related docs:
Install and configure Ansible to manage virtual machines in Azure: This article details how to install Ansible and the required Azure Python SDK modules for some of the most common Linux distros. You can install Ansible on other distros by adjusting the installed packages to fit your particular platform. To create Azure resources in a secure manner, you also learn how to create and define credentials for Ansible to use.
Computer Vision API Python quickstart: This documentation provides information and code samples to help you quickly get started using the Microsoft Cognitive Services Computer Vision API with Python. Use the API to analyze an image, use a domain-specific model, generate a thumbnail, and more.
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