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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 azcollection, the Ansible collection for Azure 

Back in November, we shared with the community that we had moved 18 certified Azure modules to azcollection. Today, we are happy to announce that we have completed the migration of more than 150 Ansible Azure modules to the Ansible Azure Collection: azcollection. Many of you are no stranger to Ansible’s plan to move anything...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

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

Empowering cloud-native developers on Kubernetes anywhere 

Hello KubeCon and welcome to San Diego! It’s fantastic to have the chance to get some warm California sun, as well as the warmth of the broader Kubernetes community. From the very first community meeting, through the first KubeCon and on to today, it’s been truly amazing to have been able to watch and help...Read more

Ansible 2.9: Azure shared image galleries, Azure collection, and new modules 

With the release of Ansible 2.9, Microsoft furthers its commitment to ensure that Azure provides excellent experiences for Ansible users when automating the provisioning and configuration of Azure resources. To provide great end-to-end experiences for all users, we’re announcing the expansion of Azure service coverage and the ability to release more frequent updates to Ansible...Read more

DevSecOps in Kubernetes 

Traditional security processes can often become a roadblock when delivering software via DevOps processes at the rate that today’s business world demands. Today, security is not just the responsibility of the security teams—it is a shared responsibility among all the teams in the applications lifecycle. This integration is known as DevSecOps. DevSecOps is not about...Read more

Migrating to HashiCorp Terraform 0.12 on Microsoft Azure 

With the release of Terraform 0.12, we can improve the configuration of our infrastructure resources that are using the Azure Terraform Resource Provider. In this post, we will discuss how we can use Terraform 0.12 to organize, configure, and deploy resources to Azure. What is Terraform 0.12? Terraform is an open source tool that uses...Read more

Five steps to add automated performance quality gates to Azure DevOps pipelines 

In our last post, Daniel Semedo and I provided an overview of how to add automated performance quality gates using a performance specification file, as defined in the open source project Keptn Pitometer. In this post, I’ll explain the steps required to add a performance quality gate to your Azure DevOps pipelines for both DevOps “Multi-Stage” and “Classic” pipelines using Keptn Pitometer. Step 1:...Read more

Helm 3: simpler to use, more secure to operate 

Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes, and the eagerly anticipated Helm 3 alpha is now available for testing. Try it out, give feedback, and help the Helm community get it ready for you to depend upon. Why Helm? Many teams already rely on Helm 2 to deploy...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more