Now available: Azure Container Service preview 

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In today’s cloud-first world, businesses increasingly rely on applications to fuel innovation and productivity. We are seeing more and more technologies that are specifically designed for the cloud to take advantage of the associated flexibility and scalability it allows. Containers are emerging as an attractive way for developers to quickly and efficiently build and deploy Read more

Red Hat Enterprise Linux now available in the Azure Marketplace 

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Starting today, customers can deploy on-demand Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) instances from the Azure Marketplace, where now more than 60% of the images are Linux-based. Since last November’s joint Red Hat partnership announcement, customers have been able to migrate their Red Hat subscriptions to Microsoft Azure. Today’s release provides customers with even greater choice Read more


Making R the Enterprise Standard for Cross-Platform Analytics 

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Last year Microsoft acquired Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, an open source, statistical programming language that’s widely used for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Since then, there has been a steady cadence of updates to Revolution R Open and Revolution R Enterprise, as well as the integration of Read more

Available Now: Technical Preview of Microsoft Azure Stack 

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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 Read more

Garuda Indonesia: Web sales soar 200% with Microsoft Azure 

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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 Read more

Updates to Node.js SDK for Azure Mobile Apps 

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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 Read more

Microsoft releases CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit 

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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 Read more

Now Available: Updated Moodle Office 365 Plugins 

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The new release of the Moodle Office 365 plugins are now available on both, 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 Read more

Shibboleth and OpenLDAP: Azure Resource Manager Quick Start Templates 

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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 Read more

Try popular open source technologies in 'Super Human' labs 

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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 Read more

Microsoft open sources Edge’s Chakra JavaScript engine 

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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 Read more