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Introducing CNAB: a cloud-agnostic format for packaging and running distributed applications

“The day of the distributed app is near.” That is the mantra we’ve been repeating for years. But with robust cloud offerings, the microservice pattern, orchestration platforms like Kubernetes, and the REST-ification of everything, we’re already there. It is the day of the distributed application. Almost. We’ve gotten the “distributed” thing down, but in doing...

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Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh

Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that helps you build, deploy and manage microservices in any public cloud or on-premises. The platform powers mission critical services within Microsoft and external workloads running both Windows and Linux. To enable the provisioning of Ubuntu clusters in any environment, today we are announcing the Service Fabric provider...

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Attention: MySQL & PostgreSQL Azure Terraform resource users

We want to give a heads-up to Azure customers who are using Terraform to provision and manage MySQL and/or PostgreSQL. As planned, the Azure data team will deprecate their ‘2017-04-30-preview’ API for both MySQL and PostgreSQL on December 1, 2018. I know that you are asking yourself, “As a Terraform user, why do I care?”...

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Tutorial: Terraforming your JAMstack on Azure with Gatsby, Azure Pipelines, and Git

This article will show how to build a blog (or any other static content) using a very popular JAMstack (GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Markdown) and host it on static website hosting for Azure Storage, which provides a cost effective and scalable solution for hosting static content and JavaScript code. We will demonstrate how to optimize the website...

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Microsoft and HashiCorp collaborate to build a better Terraform provider

For those who might be wondering what HashiCorp Terraform is, Terraform is a tool which enables workflows for operators to provision and manage Azure infrastructure using “Infrastructure as Code.” For a good overview, check out this introduction to Terraform. Wait, Infrastructure as Code… isn’t that what Azure Resource Management (ARM) templates are used for? Yes, ARM templates and Terraform...

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Connect with the Azure team at AnsibleFest

I am super excited to attend my first AnsibleFest, where the Azure team team will deliver new demos and sessions about Ansible integration with Azure and Visual Studio Code (VS Code). Read on for more details about the sessions, upcoming releases, and how to connect with the Azure team at the event. Ansible modules for Azure...

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Tutorial: Automate infrastructure and deployment on Azure using Jenkins and Ansible

Both Ansible and Jenkins are powerful open source automation tools. Using Ansible, you can provision virtual machines, containers, network and complete cloud infrastructures on Azure. In addition, Ansible allows you to automate the deployment and configuration of resources in your environment. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project, including...

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Tutorial: Jenkins CI/CD to deploy an ASP.NET Core application to Azure Web App service

In this blogpost, we will show you how to provision a Jenkins VM and setup a CI/CD pipeline to build an ASP.NET Core application stored in Github and deploy the application to the Azure Web App service. We start from the solution template in Azure Marketplace since that’s the fastest and easiest path to get...

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Tutorial: Jenkins CI/CD to deploy an ASP.NET Core application to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

In this blogpost, we will show you how to provision a Jenkins virtual machine and setup a CI/CD pipeline to build an ASP.NET Core application stored in GitHub and deploy the application into Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). We start from the solution template in Azure Marketplace since that’s the fastest and easiest path to get...

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13 things to look for at SpringOne Platform

It is going to be a crazy week for sure! On September 24th, Microsoft will be present at SpringOne Platform in Washington D.C. to share the latest and greatest news about Java and Spring cloud-native development with Microsoft tools and Azure services. And while that’s happening, Microsoft Ignite, will be at full blast with its...

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