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Available Now: Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack 

The first Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack, the only hybrid cloud platform that is consistent with a leading public cloud, is live today. Born from Azure, Azure Stack helps organizations deliver Azure services from their own datacenters. With Azure Stack, organizations can embrace hybrid cloud computing on their terms by helping them address business...

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Garuda Indonesia: Web sales soar 200% with Microsoft Azure 

In the airline business, security is paramount. In 2014, Garuda Indonesia (Garuda), the flag carrier of Indonesia, enhanced the security of its ticketing systems by redeploying its existing, open source e-commerce websites to the Microsoft cloud service, Azure. With expert onsite support from Microsoft consultants, the project took just six weeks. Today, Garuda’s customer data...

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Updates to Node.js SDK for Azure Mobile Apps 

Last fall, Microsoft announced the first alpha release for the Node.js SDK for Azure App Service Mobile Apps. Since then, the Azure team has been busy enhancing the SDK with user feedback, to make it easier to build and run mobile backends using Node.js on App Service. From a Yeoman generator to more samples on...

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Microsoft releases CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit 

Microsoft released its Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) on GitHub, making the tools that its own researchers use to speed up advances in artificial intelligence available to a broader group of developers. Xuedong Huang, Microsoft’s chief speech scientist, and his team were anxious to make faster improvements to how well computers can understand speech, and the...

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Now Available: Updated Moodle Office 365 Plugins 

The new release of the Moodle Office 365 plugins are now available on both Moodle.org, as well as on GitHub. New features now include the ability to sync user photos from Office 365 in to Moodle. You can also now leverage our Azure Quickstart Templates to setup a dev/test environments, including: Deploy Moodle on Ubuntu...

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Shibboleth and OpenLDAP: Azure Resource Manager Quick Start Templates 

It will now be much easier to find and try Shibboleth and OpenLDAP identity solutions on Azure! The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates for Shibboleth and OpenLDAP have passed validation and have been merged into the centralized Azure repository for all ARM templates. Please check the following URLs for ARM related templates on GitHub: Deploy...

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Try popular open source technologies in 'Super Human' labs 

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...

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Microsoft open sources Edge’s Chakra JavaScript engine 

Today, Microsoft open sourced the key components of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge. The ChakraCore repository is available today on GitHub and provides a fully supported and open source JavaScript engine, with the same characteristics as Microsoft Edge’s Chakra engine, to embed in projects, innovate on top of and contribute back to. Chakra...

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Connect with Microsoft's open source pros on Periscope 

Over the next several weeks, Microsoft is hosting a Microsoft + Open Source Q&A series on Periscope with members of teams across Microsoft who use open source software in their day-to-day jobs. From Node.js and PHP to Docker and Red Hat, our resident pros will be taking and answering questions from Twitter followers. Sessions will...

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Celebrating Joomla Day Malaysia 2015 

One of the largest open source and non-commercial events of the year in Kuala Lumpur is Joomla Day Malaysia held last August 2015. The event’s aim was to bring the Joomla community together to share knowledge and best practices, as well as to network with key Joomla developers. Sam Suresh, Joomla’s Community Manager in Malaysia,...

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