Join us at the Build in the Open Happy Hour to connect and collaborate with Open Source enthusiasts 

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Open source has forever changed software development for the better. It has allowed developers from around the world to connect, collaborate, and build tomorrow’s technology. Microsoft culturally adopted an open mindset under Satya Nadella and internally changed the way software was developed. Microsoft is continually learning how to be a better open-source partner and support…Read more

Announcing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) workload identity for Kubernetes 

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Today, we are excited to announce an open-source project called Azure AD workload identity for Kubernetes. It leverages the public preview capability of Azure AD workload identity federation. With this project, developers can use native Kubernetes concepts of service accounts and federation to access Azure AD protected resources, such as Azure and Microsoft Graph, without needing…Read more

Microsoft’s OSPO year in review—what we’ve learned 

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“Tech companies born with an open source mentality get it. It’s our ability to work together that makes our dreams believable and, ultimately, achievable. We must learn to build on the ideas of others”—Satya Nadella Whenever I teach open source at Microsoft, I open with this quote from Satya. Whether new to Microsoft, or learning…Read more

Announcing: Azure credits for open source projects 

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Open source software is an integral part of development at Microsoft, aligned with our goal to empower all developers to be successful building any application, using any language, on any platform. We are committed to building open, flexible technology and working with the open source community to grow together as an industry. Today we’re excited…Read more

Microsoft expands support with The Eclipse Foundation 

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At Microsoft, our goal is to empower all developers to be successful building any application, using any language, on any platform. To do so, we are committed to building open, flexible technology, and to working together with the open source community to grow together as an industry. Microsoft has worked with the Eclipse community for…Read more

Empowering you to achieve more with open source on Azure 

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At Microsoft, we are taking cloud architecture to the next level and our open cloud reduces the friction for developers to get applications up and running. We give autonomy and control to the developers to flexibly choose their infrastructure and give them options to build, migrate, and deploy across multiple environments on-premises, in the cloud,…Read more

Maintainers Spotlight: How Kent C. Dodds pays it forward through open source 

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We hear about open source projects every day, but we rarely hear from the people who maintain them. Maintaining an open source project is a full-time, often thankless, job. The Maintainers Spotlight blog series is an opportunity to highlight the essential role maintainers play in moving projects and communities forward. In true open source fashion,…Read more

4 open source lessons for 2021 

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2020 fundamentally changed how many companies and teams work—seemingly overnight, remote-first cultures became the new norm and people had to change how they communicate and collaborate. However, for those of us who have been deeply engaged in open source, remote work has been our norm for many years because open source communities are large, globally…Read more

.NET for Apache Spark hits v1.0 

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About two years ago, we heard an increasing demand from the .NET community for an easier way to build big data applications with .NET, outside of needing to learn Scala or Python. Thus, in a collaboration between Azure Data and .NET teams, we started the .NET for Apache® Spark™ open source project. Today, we are…Read more

Participate in the Java EE cloud migration patterns survey 

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The Java on Microsoft Azure team has been strengthening its commitment and outreach to Java EE users. This effort includes additional technical guidance, tools, scripts, workshops, and more to better support migrations to Virtual Machines, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and managed service (PaaS) offerings. We are working with key industry partners like Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, and…Read more

CloudSkew makes it easy to sketch cloud architecture diagrams 

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CloudSkew is a free online diagram editor that helps you draw cloud architecture diagrams. CloudSkew diagrams can be securely saved to the cloud and icons for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle Cloud (OCI), and more are included. CloudSkew is currently in public preview and the full list of features and…Read more