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Tutorial: Immutable infrastructure for Azure, using VSTS, Terraform, Packer and Ansible

This is part 2 of a 2-part series on CI/CD for “infrastructure as code” on Azure. In part 1, we covered a basic pipeline building application and provisioning infrastructure codified as Terraform templates and Ansible playbooks. While it demonstrated how infrastructure is treated as a code – stored, versioned, and audited – there is still...

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Tutorial: CI/CD for Azure using Terraform, Ansible and VSTS

This is part 1 of a 2-part series demonstrating how to continuously build and deploy Azure infrastructure for the applications running on Azure. The first article will show how open source tools, such as Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement Infrastructure as Code. The second article in the series will enhance the infrastructure...

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How to create a custom VSTS agent on Azure ACI with Terraform

Open source tools, like Terraform and Ansible, can be leveraged to implement “infrastructure as code,” making it easier to continuously build and deploy cloud infrastructure across your applications. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) provides automated pipelines to build, test, and deploy your code to any platform. It uses agents to perform build and release tasks....

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Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure for free

Red Hat and Microsoft are now offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Azure for enterprise developers with Azure free accounts and for Visual Studio subscribers using the Azure cloud. An Azure free account includes a $200 USD credit for the first 30 days for a combination of services, 12-months of popular free services, and more...

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Open Source Weekly: Lots of documentation for your favorite Microsoft + Open Source scenarios

4-minute read + demos This week we’re highlighting some of the content from docs.microsoft.com, our home to thousands of pages of documentation, from Apache to Zendesk.  For technical documentation, API reference, code examples, quickstarts, and tutorials on your favorite Microsoft + Open Source scenarios, check out the inventory here. Other docs you’d like to see?...

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Open Source Weekly: added Java support in VSCode, the latest PowerShell Core release, and more

5-minute read + demos We’re back from a holiday hiatus and there’s lots to catch up on, including this week’s release of PowerShell Core 6.0, which is cross platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open source, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud. Learn more about what’s new in this PowerShell Core release, plus...

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Open Source Weekly: the latest VSCode release, top themes from KubeCon, and more

3-minute read + demos The November release of Visual Studio Code, our free and open source code editor, includes updates that focus on GitHub issue clean-up, product performance, and data collection tools for better issue reporting.  Learn more about what’s new in this release, plus new docs, demos, and more, in this edition of the...

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Open Source Weekly #6

This week’s Microsoft Connect(); event has been a demo-packed few days, highlighting Microsoft’s continuing commitment to delivering open technologies and contributing to and partnering with open source communities. From joining the MariaDB Foundation to launching a new Apache Spark-based analytics platform and previewing Visual Studio Code Live Share, there’s a ton of open source goodness...

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Open Source Weekly #5

The October release of Visual Studio Code, our free and open source code editor, includes support for multi-root workspaces and many other significant updates and popular outstanding feature requests. Learn more about what’s new in this release, plus new technical documentation and more, in this edition of the Open Source Weekly. Here are some recent...

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Open Source Weekly #3

From announcing a new managed Kubernetes service to hosting Azure OpenDev with some of our favorite open source community leaders, it’s been a busy week. Check out the below recap of this week’s open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. Anything else you’d like to hear about? Let...

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