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Ansible 2.8: What’s new for Azure 

With the release of Ansible 2.8, Microsoft continues its commitment to ensure Azure provides a great experience for Ansible users. We have our biggest release to-date with new modules supporting a wide range of Azure services. Read below for more details about what’s new for Azure with Ansible 2.8. Enhanced support for Azure Virtual Machine...

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Updates on Red Hat and Microsoft Azure joint innovation 

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Microsoft announced a wide array of new services, including availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 images, SQL Server 2017 on RHEL 8, and the general availability of Ansible 2.8 and Certified Ansible Modules on Azure alongside the Azure Red Hat OpenShift GA. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8...

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Announcing the public preview of Azure Image Builder 

Today we’re announcing the public preview of Azure Image Builder, a service that makes building Windows and Linux virtual machine (VM) images easy in Azure. It helps you build custom VM images with three main purposes in mind: fulfilling security needs, meeting corporate and regulatory compliance rules, and preconfiguring VMs with apps for faster deployment....

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Pre-KubeCon EU workshops on Kubernetes dev tooling 

The Upstream Azure Container Compute Team is headed to Barcelona in a few weeks for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2019! Join us the day before the conference starts for FREE open source dev tooling workshops at the Hotel Porta Fira (right by the conference venue) on Monday, May 20th. Get hands-on learning on our open...

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88 years of free open source builds in 8 months with Azure Pipelines 

Back in September 2018 we announced our Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery service, Azure Pipelines. Since that time it has seen phenomenal growth and adoption. Azure Pipelines is one of the services that form a comprehensive suite of collaboration services for development teams as part of Azure DevOps, the next version of Visual Studio Team...

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Introducing pg_auto_failover: Open source extension for automated failover and high-availability in PostgreSQL 

When you’re building a new app, there is a lot you need to focus on. Behind the scenes, there is data stored somewhere, often in a Postgres database. Data is essential, and it needs to be accessible and available. Most of us don’t want to become a database expert early on, and instead focus on...

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Announcing KEDA: bringing event-driven containers and functions to Kubernetes 

Event-driven architectures are a natural evolution of microservices, enabling a flexible and decoupled design, and are increasingly being adopted by enterprise customers. Fully managed serverless offerings like Azure Functions are event–driven by design, but we have been hearing from customers about gaps in these capabilities for solutions based on Kubernetes. Scaling in Kubernetes is reactive, based on the CPU and memory consumption of a container. In contrast, services like Azure Functions are acutely...

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Adding automated performance quality gates using Keptn Pitometer 

This blog dives into monitoring-as-code and adding automated performance quality gates into your software delivery pipelines. We’ll walk through examples using a web microservice app and an Azure function app that we developed as open source services that help you qualify the overall performance and quality of applications. Both services utilize the Keptn Pitometer open...

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What’s new in the latest release: Terraform Azure provider v1.24.0 and v1.25.0 

There have already been two Terraform Azure provider releases in April and this blog post highlights the new and updated resources in these releases. Before talking about all of the great new functionality, I would like to start by thanking all of the external contributors to the AzureRM provider for these releases. Our support would...

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How to teach cloud-powered mobile app development to students 

Over the past five years, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching a course titled “Cloud-Powered Mobile App Development” ten times at the University of Houston with my long-time friend and faculty colleague Jesus Hernandez. I’ve been humbled by the course’s success, regularly producing some of the highest course evaluations in the department and earning me...

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