Join our #Hacktoberfest 2018 celebration!

Since announcing our participation in Hacktoberfest earlier this month, we've heard from many community members and contributors, and we’re excited to share more details about how to get started. If…


Hacktoberfest: Tips for growing open source communities in October and beyond

For the last four years, DigitalOcean and GitHub have spearheaded Hacktoberfest, a month-long open source initiative that encourages people of all experience levels to contribute to open source…


Tutorial: Jenkins CI/CD to deploy an ASP.NET Core application to Azure Web App service

In this blogpost, we will show you how to provision a Jenkins VM and setup a CI/CD pipeline to build an ASP.NET Core application stored in Github and deploy the application to the Azure Web App…


We’re joining Hacktoberfest 2018

October 1 UPDATE: additional information on how to participate is now available here.  We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in this year’s Hacktoberfest! An annual celebration of all…


How to automate your release notes

Two facts are generally true for software releases.  One, as users, we wish software releases came with better release notes, and two, we hate creating release notes when it’s our turn to ship…


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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…


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…


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Now on GitHub: The Autonomous Driving Cookbook from Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. That’s why I’m happy to present the Autonomous Driving Cookbook which is now available on GitHub.…


Open Source Weekly: New Python support, enterprise-scale Git, and more

Docs.microsoft.com is home to thousands of pages of documentation, from Apache to Zendesk.  For technical documentation, API reference, code examples, quickstarts, and tutorials on you’re favorite…


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…