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

Harness the power of open source in the public cloud 

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“Harness the power of open source in the public cloud” is a free webinar on demand presented by Jose Miguel Parrella, Open Source Product Manager from Microsoft. In this webinar, you will learn how organizations around the globe are harnessing the power of open source in Azure. From compute fabric with Linux, to a rich Read more

Now available: FreeBSD in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace 

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Microsoft announced the availability of FreeBSD 10.3 as a ready-made virtual machine (VM) image in the Azure Marketplace. Users can now quickly bring-up a FreeBSD VM in Azure and in the event they need technical support, Microsoft support engineers can assist. This extends Microsoft’s existing support for FreeBSD as a guest operating system on Hyper-V. Read more

OpenSistemas is the 2016 Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year 

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Today we’re proud to name OpenSistemas the winner of the second annual Open Source on Azure Partner of the Year award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. This year Microsoft acknowledged partners in 37 categories, Read more

Microsoft at OSCON 2016 

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A planeload of open source enthusiasts from across Microsoft are joining the more than 4,200 participants at OSCON this week, to focus on how the open source ecosystem is playing a key role in technology innovation – from mobile development and IoT to microservices and containers. Openness is crucial to enabling a thriving technology ecosystem Read more


Try the Bitnami 'Super Human' lab 

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This week the Azure team released another ‘Super Human‘ challenge. In this latest lab, participants will learn how to launch and deploy the Bitnami Parse Server stack within Microsoft Azure and upon completing the lab, choose between a Crazyflie 2.0 mini drone or an Azure Pass. The Bitnami Parse Server stack now includes a dashboard Read more

Cloudera on Azure: resources and updates 

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Microsoft is continuously working to make Azure the best cloud platform for big data, including Apache Hadoop. In order to make this happen, Microsoft delivers a comprehensive set of solutions such as the Hadoop-based solution Azure HDInsight and managed data services from partners, including Hortonworks and Cloudera. Cloudera is recognized as a leader in the Read more

Microsoft Azure gets top billing at premiere performing arts venue 

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Adelaide Festival Centre is South Australia’s principal performing arts venue and presenter of dance, theatre, music and exhibitions. It is a leading Asia Pacific cultural center, producing four international festivals, hosting 1,813 events and attracting more than 980,000 patrons annually. Billed as Australia’s first multi-purpose arts center opening back in 1973—three months before the Sydney Read more

Microsoft Research announces winners of the Open Source Challenge 

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In February, Microsoft Research announced an Open Source Challenge for students who want to solve interesting science or societal problems using open source technologies. Applicants utilized one of the more than fifty Microsoft Research open source projects that span the range of computer science, from artificial intelligence and visualization to cryptography and programming models. Interest Read more

Red Hat on Azure: Resources and Updates 

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Ever since the partnership announcement between Red Hat and Microsoft came about, we’ve been creating and collating various resources for users. This page will be used as a repository for such resources and other relevant information. By using Red Hat on Azure, you can get the best of both worlds. You can add the power Read more