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Improved discovery experience for Microsoft containers on Docker Hub

Continuing with our approach to delivering a consistent and trustworthy acquisition experience for Microsoft container images, we are pleased to announce updates for the Microsoft Container Registry (MCR). In partnership with Docker, Microsoft has sought to improve the developer experience and servicing of container images while maintaining the current discovery and acquisition process via Docker...

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Announcing the Service Fabric provider for Bosh

Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that helps you build, deploy and manage microservices in any public cloud or on-premises. The platform powers mission critical services within Microsoft and external workloads running both Windows and Linux. To enable the provisioning of Ubuntu clusters in any environment, today we are announcing the Service Fabric provider...

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Attention: MySQL & PostgreSQL Azure Terraform resource users

We want to give a heads-up to Azure customers who are using Terraform to provision and manage MySQL and/or PostgreSQL. As planned, the Azure data team will deprecate their ‘2017-04-30-preview’ API for both MySQL and PostgreSQL on December 1, 2018. I know that you are asking yourself, “As a Terraform user, why do I care?”...

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Join us for Pre-KubeCon Community Workshops

Headed into Seattle early for KubeCon North America? Join your open source friends for community workshops at the Seattle Microsoft Reactor on Monday, December 10th. We have an agenda packed with free hands-on learning with our open source Kubernetes tools, including  Virtual Kubelet, Draft, Brigade, Helm, and more. We’ll also introduce you to a new...

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Microsoft and HashiCorp collaborate to build a better Terraform provider

For those who might be wondering what HashiCorp Terraform is, Terraform is a tool which enables workflows for operators to provision and manage Azure infrastructure using “Infrastructure as Code.” For a good overview, check out this introduction to Terraform. Wait, Infrastructure as Code… isn’t that what Azure Resource Management (ARM) templates are used for? Yes, ARM templates and Terraform...

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Microsoft joins OIN: FAQs with Erich Andersen

Microsoft recently joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), a community dedicated to protecting Linux and other open source software programs from patent risk. Since its founding in 2005, OIN has been at the forefront of helping companies manage patent risks and we’re humbled to be a part of it. It’s been great to see the...

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Use case: Modern Service Mesh with Consul on Azure (Part 2)

This is the second part of a two-part series introducing you to HashiCorp Consul on Azure. In the first part, we took a look at the service discovery properties of Consul and deployed a Consul cluster in Azure. In this second part, we will discuss properties that turn Consul into a full-blown service mesh solution as...

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Use case: Modern service discovery with Consul on Azure (Part 1)

Overview This two-part article introduces you to Consul, a service mesh solution from HashiCorp. In the first part, we will focus on its service discovery use case, frame the problem that Consul was designed to solve and will go over basic architectural principles underlying the system. Then, we will show you how you can deploy...

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