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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

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

Data Accelerator for Apache Spark adds Azure Databricks support and more 

Earlier this year, we released Data Accelerator for Apache Spark as open source to simplify working with streaming big data for business insight discovery. Data Accelerator is tailored to help you get started quickly, whether you’re new to big data, writing complex processing in SQL, or working with custom Scala or Azure functions. After years...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

Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling (KEDA) 1.0 release 

Event-driven applications are a key pattern for cloud-native applications. Event-driven is at the core of many growing trends, including serverless compute like Azure Functions. Event-driven means your application responds and reacts to different events – business or system events. For example, a “new subscriber” event may trigger some code to send a welcome email and...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

ONNX joins Linux Foundation 

Today the Open Neural Network eXchange (ONNX) is joining the LF AI Foundation, an umbrella foundation of the Linux Foundation supporting open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. ONNX was co-founded by Microsoft in 2017 to make it easier to create and deploy machine learning applications. In the past few years,...Read more