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Microsoft Announces Public Preview of Windows Container Support in Azure App Service

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 25, 2018 1

Microsoft has released the public preview of Windows container support in Azure App Service, which provides more control over what gets installed into the App Service environment. This announcement extends the capabilities of the web app for containers service not only to run Linux based, but now Windows-based containerized environments as well.

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Microsoft Driver Module Framework Aims to Ease Windows Driver Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 20, 2018

Windows driver developers should now have an easier way to create simple and structured drivers, as well as to share code amongst drivers, using the new Microsoft Driver Module Framework (DMF), which has been recently open sourced.

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Microsoft Quantum Katas Help Developers Discover Quantum Computing with Q#

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018 1

Based on the idea of code katas, Microsoft has open-sourced a new project called Quantum Katas, that aims to help developers move their first steps in quantum computing using the Q# language. Quantum Katas are a set of programming exercises of growing complexity that provide immediate feedback to learners.

Development Follow 687 Followers

Lazy FP State Restore Vulnerability Affects Most Intel Core CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jun 18, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new vulnerability affecting most of its Core processors and making them targets for side-channel attacks similar to Spectre and Meltdown. The vulnerability, dubbed Lazy FP state restore (CVE–2018–3665), allows a process to infer the contents of FPU/MMX/SSE/AVX registers belonging to other processes.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of PowerShell Core 6.0

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 19, 2018

Microsoft has announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0, a new edition of PowerShell. Version 6.0 supports various platforms (Windows, macOS, and Linux), is open-sourced, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud.

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Book Review Docker on Windows by Elton Stoneman

by Roland Meertens Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 09, 2017

Docker on Windows, written by Elton Stoneman, is a great book for Windows developers who want to learn how to effectively use Docker. It covers many aspects from Docker: images and containers, but also newer features such as multi-stage builds. The book is a perfect fit for engineers, architects, and administrators who are already building and delivering server applications running on Windows.

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Microsoft Previews Bug and Security Risk Detection on Windows and Linux

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 22, 2017

Microsoft has made available Project Springfield as an Azure service preview called Microsoft Security Risk Detection (MSRD) for detecting code bugs and security vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux applications.

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GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  May 16, 2017 6

GitHub moved away from the native implementations of its macOS and Windows clients and replaced them with a complete rewrite based on Electron, announced GitHub’s director of client applications Phil Haack. Along with GitHub Desktop Beta, GitHub has also introduced a new beta of Atom sporting out-of-the-box Git and GitHub Integration. InfoQ has spoken with Haack.

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Microsoft Renews Calls for “Digital Geneva Convention” after Widespread Cyber Attacks

by Charles Humble Follow 933 Followers on  May 15, 2017

The major story from last week was that malware, described in leaked NSA documents, crippled Windows computers worldwide. The WannaCry Ransomware virus is believed to have hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, including UK hospitals, utilities in Spain, and Russia’s interior ministry.

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New DevOps Tools Aid Visual Studio 2017 Deployments

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Feb 28, 2017

The changes made to the Visual Studio 2017 installer mean that traditional methods of querying the system registry to determine the state of the build environment are not going to be useful. A new API, PowerShell module, and standalone set of utilities have been released to provide developers and build engineers the tools needed to better automate their build environment.

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LLD, LLVM’s New Linker, Coming to LLVM 4

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

LLD, which touts great performance improvements over GCC ld, will be included in LLVM 4 rc1 and enabled by default. Although the new linker is already able to build a running FreeBSD/amd64 base system, its inclusion in LLVM is still experimental and could be set back in rc2 if it causes problems.

Cloud Follow 331 Followers

Google Pursues Enterprise, Targets Windows and SQL Server Workloads

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Feb 04, 2017

Google recently announced increased support for Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server, in the Google Cloud Platform, by providing pre-configured images for Windows Server Core and SQL Server Enterprise Edition. Google has also added support for High Availability and Disaster Recovery scenarios using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups.

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Windows Server 2016: Run Docker Natively with Enterprise Support

by Elton Stoneman Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 05, 2016

Windows Server 2016 has support for running Windows apps in Docker containers, with commercial support available from Microsoft and Docker. InfoQ talked to Docker Captain and Microsoft MVP, Stefan Scherer, to hear his thoughts on the future of Docker on Windows.

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PowerShell Comes to Linux and Mac OS X

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Aug 22, 2016

Microsoft PowerShell has been released as an open source project and now is available for Linux and Mac OS X. Windows administrators apply their scripts and knowledge to non-Microsoft systems, while developers can view and contribute to the project's source code.

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ChakraCore Now Works on Linux and Mac OS

by Abel Avram Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 28, 2016

Microsoft has demonstrated ChakraCore running on Linux and Mac OS X, and Node.js/ChakraCore on Linux.

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