Now available: open source Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

This week Microsoft released the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit version 2.0 out of beta. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, is a free, easy-to-use, open source, commercial-grade toolkit that trains...


Azure CLI 2.0 now generally available

This week Microsoft announced the general availability Azure CLI 2.0, including the vm, acs, storage and network commands. These commands provide a rich interface for a large array of use cases, from...


Microsoft at OSCON 2016 in Austin, Texas

Microsoft at OSCON 2016

A planeload of open source enthusiasts from across Microsoft are joining the more than 4,200 participants at OSCON this week, to focus on how the open source ecosystem is playing a key role in...


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Improving airports using open source tools on Microsoft Azure

One of the great understudied bottlenecks at airports is the time aircraft spend taxiing to and from the runway. Sandy Brownlee, PhD, a senior research assistant at the University of Stirling in...


Now on GitHub: Windows Azure Pack Connector

Today the Microsoft IT team released the Windows Azure Pack Connector, a solution for Azure Pack, that provides a “single pane of glass” virtual machine (VM) administration experience, where users...


How to bring data to life with open source Power BI visuals

How to bring data to life with open source Power BI visuals

When it comes to visuals, Power BI is open BI! The built-in visuals for the Power BI platform are all open source — you can create your own visuals, as well as find an active community that...


Updates to Node.js SDK for Azure Mobile Apps

Last fall, Microsoft announced the first alpha release for the Node.js SDK for Azure App Service Mobile Apps. Since then, the Azure team has been busy enhancing the SDK with user feedback, to make it...


Microsoft releases CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit

Microsoft released its Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) on GitHub, making the tools that its own researchers use to speed up advances in artificial intelligence available to a broader group of...


Shibboleth and OpenLDAP: Azure Resource Manager Quick Start Templates

It will now be much easier to find and try Shibboleth and OpenLDAP identity solutions on Azure! The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates for Shibboleth and OpenLDAP have passed validation and have...


Microsoft open sources Edge’s Chakra JavaScript engine

Today, Microsoft open sourced the key components of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge. The ChakraCore repository is available today on GitHub and provides a fully supported and...