• Swarms of Docker Machines

    Microsoft’s contributions to the Docker ecosystem continue to roll on. Today we announced a number of improvements to our Docker support on Azure, most notably Docker Machine support for Azure and Hyper-V and support for Docker Swarm. These are included in the latest releases from the Docker project. Work is also … Read More

  • Pointer Events is now a W3C Standard

    Today, the World Wide Consortium (W3C) announced that Pointer Events is a Recommendation. This means that the specification that describes how HTML5 elements respond to various input types (mouse, touch and pen) is feature complete and tested, and the standards body formally endorses its widespread use. W3C achieved this milestone … Read More

  • Using Packer with Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure

    Packer is a tool for creating identical machine images, that is static units containing pre-configured operating systems and application software. With Microsoft open technologies latest contributions to the project you can now use Packer to create machine images for Azure and Hyper-V using any computer with Hyper-V enabled. Pre-baked machine images configured by tools such as Chef and … Read More

  • New All-in-One Oracle Images in the Azure Marketplace

    It’s been about a year and a half since Oracle and Microsoft agreed to license and support terms for providing best in class, end to end support for customers running Oracle software on Microsoft Azure and Windows Server Hyper-V. Microsoft’s Azure platform remains the only certified cloud platform for running … Read More