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Three reasons to deploy Red Hat workloads to the Azure cloud 

To compete in today’s business climate, IT departments are being asked to help their teams increase innovation while reducing costs, create environments to scale up and down flexibly, and give their organizations the tools necessary to meet increasingly global customer needs. To help accomplish these outcomes, many are moving their workloads to the cloud, while...Read more

Announcing the availability of N|Solid in the Azure Marketplace 

As part of Microsoft’s vision for Node.js in the cloud, we’re excited to announce the availability of N|Solid in the Azure Marketplace. N|Solid is a 100% compatible Node.js runtime, that has been enhanced to enable increased control and visibility into the state of your production deployments. It does this by providing additional enterprise-grade capabilities such...Read more

Azure CLI 2.0 now generally available 

This week Microsoft announced the general availability Azure CLI 2.0, including the vm, acs, storage and network commands. These commands provide a rich interface for a large array of use cases, from disk and extension management to container cluster creation. With this release, customers can now use these commands in production, with full support by...Read more

Clear Linux* OS now available in the Azure Marketplace 

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Clear Linux* OS for Intel Architecture in the Azure Marketplace. Clear Linux OS is a free, open source Linux distribution built from the ground up for cloud and data center environments and tuned to maximize the performance and value of Intel architecture. Microsoft Azure is the first public cloud...Read more

Now available: FreeBSD in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace 

Microsoft announced the availability of FreeBSD 10.3 as a ready-made virtual machine (VM) image in the Azure Marketplace. Users can now quickly bring-up a FreeBSD VM in Azure and in the event they need technical support, Microsoft support engineers can assist. This extends Microsoft’s existing support for FreeBSD as a guest operating system on Hyper-V....Read more

Now available in preview: R Server inside Azure HDInsight 

This week at Strata + Hadoop World, Microsoft announced the availability of R Server inside Azure HDInsight, Microsoft’s managed Hadoop-as-a-service part of Azure Data Lake. R is a very popular programming language that helps millions of data scientists solve their most challenging problems in fields ranging from computational biology to quantitative marketing. R Server for...Read more

Now on GitHub: Windows Azure Pack Connector 

Today the Microsoft IT team released the Windows Azure Pack Connector, a solution for Azure Pack, that provides a “single pane of glass” virtual machine (VM) administration experience, where users can create and manage both private cloud VMs and public Azure cloud subscriptions and VMs. The connector was developed based on feedback from partners, who...Read more

Now available: Azure Container Service preview 

In today’s cloud-first world, businesses increasingly rely on applications to fuel innovation and productivity. We are seeing more and more technologies that are specifically designed for the cloud to take advantage of the associated flexibility and scalability it allows. Containers are emerging as an attractive way for developers to quickly and efficiently build and deploy...Read more

Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics 

Last year Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, an open source, statistical programming language that’s widely used for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Since then, there has been a steady cadence of updates to Revolution R Open and Revolution R Enterprise, as well as the integration of...Read more

Available Now: Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack 

The first Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack, the only hybrid cloud platform that is consistent with a leading public cloud, is live today. Born from Azure, Azure Stack helps organizations deliver Azure services from their own datacenters. With Azure Stack, organizations can embrace hybrid cloud computing on their terms by helping them address business...Read more

Updates to Node.js SDK for Azure Mobile Apps 

Last fall, Microsoft announced the first alpha release for the Node.js SDK for Azure App Service Mobile Apps. Since then, the Azure team has been busy enhancing the SDK with user feedback, to make it easier to build and run mobile backends using Node.js on App Service. From a Yeoman generator to more samples on...Read more