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Now in Public Preview: SQL Server on Linux 

At Connect(); 2016, Microsoft announced the public preview of the next release of SQL Server on Linux and Windows. SQL Server helps developers and organizations to build intelligent applications with industry-leading performance and security technologies using their preferred languages and environments. This release brings the power of SQL Server to both Windows – and for...Read more

Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation 

Announced this week at Connect(); 2016, Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member. As part of ongoing efforts to work closely with open source communities, Microsoft’s membership in the Linux Foundation will benefit customers and partners through increased collaboration and innovation within a diverse technology ecosystem. Microsoft’s commitment to working with open...Read more

DevDays Asia 2016 @ Beijing 

The Microsoft Office 365 and Open Specifications teams hope you can join them for DevDays Asia 2016 @Beijing, October 21-23, 2016. The event will dive into the many opportunities to develop for Microsoft Office 365 and has a track dedicated to Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability, including open specifications and open protocols. It’s a great opportunity...Read more

Microsoft takes next step in open source journey with PowerShell release 

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that PowerShell is open sourced and available on Linux. PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language built on the .NET Framework to help IT professionals control and automate the administration of the Windows, and now Linux, operating systems and the applications that run on them. “Today’s customers live in a...Read more

Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta 

From high-level strategy to deep product insights, you’ll hear about new technologies and explore real-world solutions to today’s challenges. Customize your schedule to go deep on the topics that matter most to you and your organization including: cloud infrastructure and management, big data, analytics, productivity, communications, operating systems, mobile devices, and more. 1,000+ hours of...Read more

Microsoft and Docker deliver container innovation for the enterprise 

At DockerCon 2016, Microsoft showcased several technologies aimed at delivering container innovation to the enterprise and announced the availability of Docker Datacenter in the Azure Marketplace. This builds on Microsoft’s commitment to rapidly release container technologies to the Windows and Linux ecosystems, partnering with industry leaders like Docker and Mesosphere to deliver container solutions that help companies...Read more

Announcing SQL Server on Linux 

Today Microsoft announced plans to bring SQL Server to Linux, enabling SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud. The core relational database capabilities are in private preview starting today, with mid-2017 as the target for availability of core relational database capabilities. “Bringing SQL Server...Read more

Microsoft open sources Edge’s Chakra JavaScript engine 

Today, Microsoft open sourced the key components of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge. The ChakraCore repository is available today on GitHub and provides a fully supported and open source JavaScript engine, with the same characteristics as Microsoft Edge’s Chakra engine, to embed in projects, innovate on top of and contribute back to. Chakra...Read more