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

Journey to optimize large scale transformer model inference with ONNX Runtime 

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“With its resource-efficient and high-performance nature, ONNX Runtime helped us meet the need of deploying a large-scale multi-layer generative transformer model for code, a.k.a., GPT-C, to empower IntelliCode with the whole line of code completion suggestions in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.” Large-scale transformer models, such as GPT-2 and GPT-3, are among the most…Read more

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

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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…Read more

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

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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…Read more

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

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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….Read more

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

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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?…Read more

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

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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…Read more

Open Source Weekly #5 

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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…Read more

Open Source Weekly #3 

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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…Read more

Open Source Weekly #2 

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This  is our second edition of the Open Source Weekly, a roundup of recent open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. This will be far from an exhaustive list of everything open source going on around the company. After all, we have more than 16,000 people across Microsoft…Read more