OSCON 2017. Photo credit: O'Reilly Media

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open…


Coming soon: more Open Source Show episodes, featuring new community hosts

We launched The Open Source Show – featuring our own Suz Hinton, Lena Hall, and Bernd Verst – earlier this year, and, now, we’re excited to share that we are partnering with awesome community members…


GitHub acquisition furthers Microsoft’s commitment to open source

This week Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire GitHub, building on our partnership that has spanned the last several years. When the acquisition completes, GitHub will remain the independent…


Why JavaScript and Node.js are ruling the web: Interview with John Papa

JavaScript has emerged as one of the most popular programming languages in the world, reigning at #1 on GitHub in terms of pull requests in 2017. The language plays a major role on the web and…


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…


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,…


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……


Why to love Python today and tomorrow: Interview with Nina Zakharenko

Photo credit: @ashleymcnamara Python has been around for almost three decades. You can use is for web development. You can use it for magic school buses. It has a growing base of developers looking…


Connect with Microsoft at Red Hat Summit (or via the Live Stream!)

We’re headed to San Francisco soon for the Red Hat Summit, where we’re proud to again sponsor and participate in a forum that brings together communities who are passionate about open source in the…


Automate more Azure resources with Ansible 2.5 and Galaxy

Recently, Microsoft announced several key improvements to the developer experience when using Ansible on Azure, including Ansible in Azure Cloud Shell and Ansible extension in Visual Studio Code.…