Microsoft’s OSPO year in review—what we’ve learned 

7 min read

“Tech companies born with an open source mentality get it. It’s our ability to work together that makes our dreams believable and, ultimately, achievable. We must learn to build on the ideas of others”—Satya Nadella Whenever I teach open source at Microsoft, I open with this quote from Satya. Whether new to Microsoft, or learning…Read more

Progress on making eBPF work on Windows 

3 min read

eBPF is a well-known, but revolutionary, technology for providing programmability, extensibility, and agility. eBPF has been applied to use cases such as denial-of-service protection and observability. In May 2021, we announced the effort to make eBPF work on Windows, and were encouraged by the huge amount of interest. Six months have passed since then, and…Read more

Beyond code: how content helps open source projects thrive 

6 min read

One of the best things about the open source community is that anyone can have an impact, regardless of skill set, geography, or experience. From lending software development expertise to designing artwork, translating docs, and evangelizing projects, trust me: there’s a project and community that’s waiting for you. Stephanie Morillo* has carved out her niche…Read more

Don’t be “pitchy” with your pitches 

4 min read

What comes to mind when you hear the word “meet-up”? Personally, I think of s’mores, tie-dying, PowerPoint karaoke, and giant squirrel costumes. Of course, here at Sentry, we don’t think of our meet-ups as “meet-ups,” we think of them more as events that you happen to learn something at (while eating a fruit-roll up and…Read more

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary 

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We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open source contributors from across the company will be there showcasing some of their favorite open source technologies and community projects throughout many breakout…Read more

5 reasons you should be doing container native development 

8 min read

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

Open source libraries for Microsoft Quantum 

7 min read

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