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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

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

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

In-cluster CNAB management with Brigade 

Next week is KubeCon North America 2019, but we wanted to give you an early preview of one of the things we’ll be showing. Over the last few years, we’ve been working on tools for the cloud native ecosystem. From Helm and Brigade to Porter and Rudr, each tool we have built is designed to stand on its own. But our vision...Read more