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VS Code Docker extension can now run containers in Azure Container Instances 

Today we are releasing version 1.4 of our Visual Studio Code Docker extension, which makes it easy to build, manage, and deploy containerized applications from Visual Studio Code (VS Code). In this release, you can now view and troubleshoot containers deployed in Azure Container Instances (ACI) from within VS Code. If you are using, or...Read more

Announcing Azure Functions extension for Dapr 

We’re excited to announce a new extension for Azure Functions that lets a function seamlessly interact with Dapr for building cloud-native applications. Azure Functions provides an event-driven programming model and Dapr provides a set of essential cloud-native building blocks. With this new extension, you can now bring both together for serverless and event-driven apps that...Read more

What’s new in SandDance 3 

SandDance, the open source data visualization tool from Microsoft Research, is launching several new features in version 3. Facets on all chart types We’ve added much more control to faceted data. All chart types now have the Facet By column feature. When a Facet By column contains quantitative data, you can specify the number of...Read more

Announcing the Azure DevOps Provider for Terraform 

On behalf of HashiCorp and Microsoft, I am excited to announce the release of Azure DevOps Provider 0.0.1 for Terraform. With this provider, you will be able to manage Azure DevOps resources like projects, CI/CD pipelines, and build policies through Terraform. Many of our customers have been moving towards Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such...Read more

The Open Application Model reaches a new milestone with v1Alpha2 and Crossplane 

In March of this year, the Open Application Model (OAM) specification reached the second draft milestone of the spec, dubbed v1Alpha2. This draft was a collaborative effort with the OAM community and the community behind Crossplane—a forward-thinking open source project that enables you to use the Kubernetes API to provision and manage cloud infrastructure, services,...Read more

Announcing cloud-native workflows using Dapr and Logic Apps 

The Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) project is growing rapidly are we’re grateful for all the community support and customer feedback. While working with customers building business applications, we find that one of the most frequent needs is the ability to schedule, automate, and orchestrate business processes. This is often called a business workflow. Workflows also...Read more

Announcing accelerated training with ONNX Runtime—train models up to 45% faster 

ONNX Runtime is an open source project that is designed to accelerate machine learning across a wide range of frameworks, operating systems, and hardware platforms. It is used extensively in Microsoft products, like Office 365 and Bing, delivering over 20 billion inferences every day and up to 17 times faster inferencing. Today we are introducing...Read more

Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, now a CNCF graduated project 

Yesterday, Helm became a graduated project in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), joining a select group of projects that the CNCF recognizes for achieving majority adoption by the cloud-native community. I want to extend congratulations and thanks both to the creators of Helm, as well as to the broader Helm community that has supported,...Read more

How Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) has grown since its announcement 

Since the October 2019 announcement of the Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr), we have seen a tremendous response and the emergence of an engaged Dapr community. Over the past six months, more than 120 contributors have jumped on board and participated in the effort to build and extend Dapr through the GitHub repos – opening issues,...Read more

Join the Kubernetes Release Team: learn from and give back to the community 

Thinking about joining the Kubernetes Release Team? Curious what it even is? As someone who started as a shadow on the Communications team for the 1.16 and 1.17 Release Team and eventually became the Communications Lead for the 1.18 release, I want to share what I’ve learned from this journey and answer any questions you may have about the Release Team. ...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