5 reasons you should be doing container native development 

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Docker and Kubernetes are no longer the bleeding edge of technology; they’re the clear platform choice of today and tomorrow. Frequently, though, we developers are writing our applications the way we always have. We do all the coding on our host system (as we‘ve always done), and then we look at containers as a deployment…Read more

HashiCorp Vault speaks Azure Active Directory 

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As an increasing number of customers move to the cloud, including multi-cloud and hybrid environments, securing infrastructure at scale emerges as one of the key challenges. There are many components to working securely in cloud environments, with one of key aspects being properly managing access to services deployed and ensuring these services stay secure as…Read more

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Automate more Azure resources with Ansible 2.5 and Galaxy 

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Recently, Microsoft announced several key improvements to the developer experience when using Ansible on Azure, including Ansible in Azure Cloud Shell and Ansible extension in Visual Studio Code. Today, I’d to share with you new Azure content that is available in Ansible 2.5. In total, 13 new Azure modules are now included in the 2.5…Read more

Open source libraries for Microsoft Quantum 

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Quantum computing is a new universe of computing that promises exponential increases in processing power, which could help scientists solve the problems of the future – on topics ranging from biomedical research and smart materials to cryptography and climate science. After more than a decade of work by researchers, engineers, and developers from across the…Read more

New "Designing Distributed Systems" O'Reilly e-book, available for free download 

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Without established design patterns to guide them, developers have had to build distributed systems from scratch, and most of these systems are very unique. Today, the increasing use of containers has paved the way for core distributed system patterns and reusable containerized components. Application containers have grown significantly in popularity over the last few years,…Read more

Microsoft joins effort to help advance open source licensing 

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Today Microsoft is pleased to join RedHat, Facebook, Google, IBM, CA Technologies, Cisco, HPE, SAP, and SUSE, to announce that it is making an open source license commitment designed to help licensees overcome common mistakes in using open source software. Specifically, the commitment offers licensees of GPLv2 code a reasonable period of time to correct…Read more