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

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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 Read more

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Tutorial: Using Azure REST API in Ansible to automate Azure resources 

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Ansible 2.6 was released with more capabilities to provision and manage Azure resources. It includes four new modules for Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Resource, and many enhancements to existing Ansible modules for Azure (e.g., Virtual Machine, Networking interface). Here I’ll introduce two new modules azure_rm_resource and azure_rm_resource_facts which allow you to directly call the Read more

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SUSE’s open approach to digital transformation 

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This week in Prague, the SUSE community is learning how to use open software-defined infrastructure and application platforms to reduce costs and complexity, and quickly leverage the latest innovations. We had a chance to catch up with SUSE’s Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing, to talk about their approach to the cloud and announcements Read more

Node.js and Azure is a winning combination for Microsoft's Open Source Programs Office 

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Post by Jeff McAffer and Jeff Wilcox  Thousands of Microsoft engineers use, contribute to, and release open source projects every day across every platform, from the cloud to client operating systems, programming languages and more. Microsoft’s Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) supports these engineers, helping to drive open source culture, policies, processes, and tools. The Read more

Open Source highlights from Microsoft Ignite Australia 2017 

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Excitement filled the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre at Broadbeach, Queensland during the four-day Microsoft Ignite Australia event. Between 14 to 17 February 2017, #MSAUIgnite was jam-packed with hands-on learning, industry insights, and direct access to product experts. Journey to the cloud with 38 @Azure regions worldwide @scottgu #msauignite pic.twitter.com/uBOT3bZGXT — Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) 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

How the Microsoft-Red Hat partnership is accelerating partner opportunities 

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Last week at the Red Hat North America Partner Conference (NAPC), Microsoft and Red Hat celebrated our growing partnership. From running Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Azure to Microsoft .NET apps on Red Hat’s OpenShift, partners were excited about our joint offering and how it can deliver value for their customers. During the event, Mark Hill, Microsoft VP Read more

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