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Microsoft open sources SandDance, a visual data exploration tool 

SandDance, the beloved data visualization tool from Microsoft Research, has been re-released as an open source project on GitHub. This new version of SandDance has been re-written from the ground up as an embeddable component that works with modern JavaScript toolchains. The release is comprised of several components that work in native JavaScript or React...

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Discover, develop, and deploy smart contracts faster with Blockchain Dev Kit updates 

In May, we announced the release of the Azure Blockchain Development Kit for Ethereum. We worked together with open source leaders, like Truffle, to bring the best of Azure and open source technologies together to deliver a world class development experience for Ethereum smart contract development and deployment. This was released as a free Visual...

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Unboxing new Microsoft Azure solutions at SpringOne Platform 2019 

Spring and Java are first-class citizens on Microsoft Azure and our engineering teams have been working really hard for the past few years to make the developer experience for building and running Spring applications on Azure delightful and productive. To present to you this team’s great work, Microsoft is again coming to SpringOne Platform this...

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A new video series for beginners to learn Python programming 

Probably the largest hurdle when learning any new programming language is simply knowing where to get started. What’s important? What do I need to know to be proficient? It’s hard to follow docs when you’re not even sure what you’re reading. You might be taking a look at Python. Maybe you’re drawn because of its...

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Bringing container magic to cloud-native applications 

Last year at Microsoft Connect and DockerCon we announced the Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) specification in partnership with Docker, HashiCorp, and Bitnami. Since then the CNAB community has grown to include Pivotal, Intel, Datadog, and others, and we are all extremely pleased to announce that the CNAB core 1.0 specification has reached Final Draft...

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exFAT in the Linux kernel? Yes! 

Microsoft ♥ Linux – we say that a lot, and we mean it! Today we’re pleased to announce that Microsoft is supporting the addition of Microsoft’s exFAT technology to the Linux kernel. exFAT is the Microsoft-developed file system that’s used in Windows and in many types of storage devices like SD Cards and USB flash...

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Now available: ONNX Runtime 0.5 with support for edge hardware acceleration 

ONNX Runtime 0.5, the latest update to the open source high performance inference engine for ONNX models, is now available. This release improves the customer experience and supports inferencing optimizations across hardware platforms. Since the last release in May, Microsoft teams have deployed an additional 45+ models that leverage ONNX Runtime for inferencing. These models...

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Microsoft joins partners and the Linux Foundation to create Confidential Computing Consortium 

Microsoft has invested in confidential computing for many years, so I’m excited to announce that Microsoft will join industry partners to create the Confidential Computing Consortium, a new organization that will be hosted at The Linux Foundation. The Confidential Computing Consortium will be dedicated to defining and accelerating the adoption of confidential computing. Confidential computing...

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Trill 103: Ingress, Egress, and Trill’s notion of time 

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the next installment of our overview of Trill, Microsoft’s open source streaming data engine. As noted in our previous posts about basic queries and joins, Trill is a temporal query processor. Trill works with data that has some intrinsic notion of time. However, Trill doesn’t assign any semantics to that...

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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...

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