Calico for Windows goes open source 

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Since Windows worker node support reached general availability in Kubernetes, Microsoft and Tigera have listened closely to feedback from the community. A big contention point of Windows container users in the Kubernetes community is: “One of the most important open source network policy tools in the market is not available for Windows.” This is limiting…Read more

Announcing Dapr integration in Azure API Management Service 

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Dapr integration in the Azure API Management (APIM) service is now available. This new capability enables operations teams to directly expose Dapr microservices as APIs and make those APIs discoverable and easily consumable by developers with proper controls across multiple Dapr deployments—whether in the cloud, on-premises, or on the edge. Since its initial release last…Read more

Open-sourcing TensorFlow with DirectML 

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Following the release of our Developer Preview in June, today we’re announcing an exciting next step as we make the source code of TensorFlow-DirectML, an extension of TensorFlow on Windows, available to the public as an open-source project on GitHub. TensorFlow-DirectML broadens the reach of TensorFlow beyond its traditional Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) support, by…Read more

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Announcing Azure Functions extension for Dapr 

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We’re excited to announce a new extension for Azure Functions that lets a function seamlessly interact with Dapr for building cloud-native applications. Azure Functions provides an event-driven programming model and Dapr provides a set of essential cloud-native building blocks. With this new extension, you can now bring both together for serverless and event-driven apps that…Read more

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Hyperspace, an indexing subsystem for Apache Spark™, is now open source 

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For Microsoft’s internal teams and external customers, we store datasets that span from a few GBs to 100s of PBs in our data lake. The scope of analytics on these datasets ranges from traditional batch-style queries (e.g., OLAP) to explorative ”finding the needle in a haystack” type of queries (e.g., point-lookups, summarization). Resorting to linear…Read more

Announcing Azure Service Operator for Kubernetes 

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Today, we’re announcing Azure Service Operator―an open source project we’ve been working on in collaboration with a handful of customers to expose several Microsoft Azure services as Kubernetes operators. As we’ve seen Kubernetes adoption grow exponentially, we’ve also seen an increasing desire from customers to manage their resources exclusively through the Kubernetes control plane. Kubernetes…Read more

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Announcing the Azure DevOps Provider for Terraform 

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On behalf of HashiCorp and Microsoft, I am excited to announce the release of Azure DevOps Provider 0.0.1 for Terraform. With this provider, you will be able to manage Azure DevOps resources like projects, CI/CD pipelines, and build policies through Terraform. Many of our customers have been moving towards Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools such…Read more

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Announcing cloud-native workflows using Dapr and Logic Apps 

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The Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) project is growing rapidly are we’re grateful for all the community support and customer feedback. While working with customers building business applications, we find that one of the most frequent needs is the ability to schedule, automate, and orchestrate business processes. This is often called a business workflow. Workflows also…Read more

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Introducing the new differential privacy platform from Microsoft and Harvard’s OpenDP 

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The code for a new open source differential privacy platform is now live on GitHub. The project is jointly developed by Microsoft and Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) as part of the OpenDP initiative. We’ve released the code to give developers around the world…Read more

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Accelerating open source and hardware innovation to meet data and security demands 

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The Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit, kicking off virtually on May 12, is where a vibrant and growing community will come together to help grow, drive, and support the open hardware ecosystem. This year’s theme for the OCP Global Summit—Open for all—is a theme that certainly resonates for us as we continue our open…Read more

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Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes, now a CNCF graduated project 

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Yesterday, Helm became a graduated project in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), joining a select group of projects that the CNCF recognizes for achieving majority adoption by the cloud-native community. I want to extend congratulations and thanks both to the creators of Helm, as well as to the broader Helm community that has supported,…Read more