How startup Beco built its IoT cloud on Azure 

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Beco, a Boston-based startup, is changing the way commercial real estate is managed, all while making the experience of living and working in a commercially managed property a lot more convenient and fun. And they are doing it with the help of Microsoft Azure and Portworx, the cloud native storage layer designed for containerized workloads….Read more

Visual Studio Code extension for Arduino is now open source 

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This week, Microsoft announced that the Arduino extension for Visual Studio Code is now open source. The extension is consistent and compatible with the official Arduino IDE.  Now developers can easily code, build, and deploy Arduino sketches in Visual Studio Code, which is Microsoft’s lightweight but powerful source code editor that is available for free…Read more

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Connect with Microsoft at OSCON 2017 

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Some of the 3,000 open source contributors from across Microsoft are at OSCON this week, to focus on how the open source ecosystem is playing a major role in technology innovation, from artificial intelligence and IoT to microservices and containers. Support for open source solutions is crucial to enabling a thriving technology ecosystem and Microsoft…Read more

Azure HDInsight 3.6, now generally available 

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This week at the DataWorks Summit, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure HDInsight 3.6, backed by Microsoft’s enterprise-grade SLA. HDInsight 3.6 brings updates to various open source components in the Apache Hadoop and Spark ecosystem to the cloud, allowing customers to deploy them easily and run them reliably on an enterprise-grade platform. “HDInsight 3.6…Read more

Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta 

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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

Resources to get ready for WPC 2016 

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We are less than three weeks away from the 2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference! To make the most of the five-day conference, the WPC team has compiled resources to help you plan for both your time on-site at the conference and off-site exploring Toronto. WPC Connect Tool The WPC Connect tool can help you plan…Read more

Microsoft at OSCON 2016 

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A planeload of open source enthusiasts from across Microsoft are joining the more than 4,200 participants at OSCON this week, to focus on how the open source ecosystem is playing a key role in technology innovation – from mobile development and IoT to microservices and containers. Openness is crucial to enabling a thriving technology ecosystem…Read more

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Improving airports using open source tools on Microsoft Azure 

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One of the great understudied bottlenecks at airports is the time aircraft spend taxiing to and from the runway. Sandy Brownlee, PhD, a senior research assistant at the University of Stirling in Scotland, and Jason Atkin, assistant professor at the University of Nottingham, turned their computer science expertise toward this problem. Cloud computing is empowering the…Read more

Try popular open source technologies in 'Super Human' labs 

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Feeling Super Human? The Azure team has created hands-on-labs that let you try popular open source technologies in the Azure Marketplace, including Hortonworks, Chef and Docker. With each lab, you’ll gain experience in big data, infrastructure automation and app containerization, to help you take your work and business to ‘super human’ levels. Complete the lab and…Read more