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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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Partner Spotlight: PreviousNext Pty Ltd 

PreviousNext Pty Ltd is a premium Drupal strategy, design and development company based in Australia. Established in early 2009, PreviousNext aims to provide full service strategy, design, development and support for organisations adopting the open source content management system, Drupal. “Since founding, we’ve cemented a reputation as Australia’s most experienced Drupal firm, working with clients...

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With new partnership, Red Hat and Microsoft open up the cloud for customers 

This morning Microsoft and Red Hat announced an exciting partnership that will help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing and provide greater choice and flexibility for customers who want to deploy Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. Openness is essential to our customers and partners and Microsoft continues to invest in delivering an open cloud platform...

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