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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

Is there a Helm and Operators showdown? 

The questions started around KubeCon San Diego. Maybe because we had just released Helm 3. Or, maybe because a few operator tools had been put up for adoption by CNCF. Whatever the cause, I started receiving questions about Helm and operators. And most of the questions seemed to imply that these two technologies were engaged in...Read more

Accessibility Insights for Android is here 

Today we are announcing the release of Accessibility Insights for Android, a new addition to our family of open source tools that help developers find and fix accessibility issues early in the development process. Adding support for mobile developers has been one of our biggest asks and we are pleased to be able to share...Read more

Announcing the Terraform AzureRM 2.0 Provider release 

On behalf of HashiCorp and Microsoft, I am excited to announce the release of version 2.0 of the Azure Provider for Terraform. Version 2.0 is a major version upgrade that incorporates a number of features that customers have been asking for, as well as a whole host of smaller but impactful changes. Our goal in...Read more

Microsoft open sources breakthrough optimizations for transformer inference on GPU and CPU 

This post is co-authored by Emma Ning, Azure Machine Learning; Nathan Yan, Azure Machine Learning; Jeffrey Zhu, Bing; Jason Li, Bing One of the most popular deep learning models used for natural language processing is BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers). Due to the significant computation required, inferencing BERT at high scale can be extremely...Read more

Announcing Applied Cloud Stories 

We are delighted to announce the Applied Cloud Stories initiative by Microsoft! What is Applied Cloud Stories? Do you work with open source? Are you passionate about machine learning or data science? Do you have stories to share about solving scale or data challenges? Are you investing time and effort so that you and your...Read more

FHIR Subscriptions and state changes 

HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is an open standard for healthcare interoperability. Microsoft contributes enthusiastically to FHIR and the health standards community, from developing open source servers, tools, and libraries to hosting managed services in Azure, as well as technical evangelism and development of core specifications. From time to time on this blog, our...Read more

Microsoft announces OpenChain 2.0 conformance for open source 

Trust is key to open source. Developers should be able to trust users to respect their licensing choices. And when you receive software, you should be able to trust that the open source licenses were followed. The OpenChain Project plays an important role in building trust by setting standards that define how to operate a...Read more

W3C Trace Context specification reaches Proposed Recommendation status 

Today we announced that the W3C Trace Context specification entered Proposed Recommendation maturity level. A unified approach for propagating distributed trace identifiers and context improves observability into the behavior of distributed applications, facilitating problem and performance analysis. The interoperability provided by Trace Context is a prerequisite to manage modern applications with a microservice architecture. There...Read more

Boosting interoperability in the cloud with CloudEvents v1.0 support on Azure Event Grid 

When Microsoft launched Azure Event Grid in August of 2017, our goal was to make it easier to quickly architect and compose event-driven systems. Pretty much at the same time, Serverless Inc. launched their own solution solving many of the same problems, which made us both realize that solving the same problem in different, custom...Read more