Hi again! As you may have already heard, we have launched a few new features at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2015 to help improve the VM deployment experience using the Resource Manager stack! Let’s start by going to the Marketplace in the Azure Preview Portal. Just look for + (New), Compute, and Marketplace. As you… Read More


Recently I shared details on how to enable diagnostics and monitoring for Azure Linux Virtual Machines through the Azure monitoring extension – see June blog on Azure Linux VM Infrastructure Monitoring and Diagnostics. In this post, we are announcing that OMS has added the capabilities to be able to manage your Azure Linux VMs logs which… Read More


Azure is a first class platform for Linux and open source technology, with a growing list of OSS solutions in the marketplace, Linux extensions, and Azure services like HDInsight running on Linux. But what about customer support on Azure? Azure customer support for Linux and other open source technologies has traditionally been focused on determining… Read More


We are excited to announce availability of Linux RDMA on Microsoft Azure. With this release, we mark a new milestone in our cloud journey and in our vision to make HPC and Big Compute more accessible and cost-effective for a broader set of users. Linux RDMA makes high speed low latency networking accessible to the… Read More


I am excited to announce the general availability of Azure Batch, our job scheduling and compute pool management service. Azure Batch helps developers easily scale their compute-intensive workloads to tens, hundreds, or thousands of virtual machines without having to manage the infrastructure. In a world of rapidly evolving products and fierce competition, our goal is… Read More


At Microsoft, we are committed to helping you achieve more in the cloud-first world. Across our proven enterprise capabilities, hyper-scale cloud infrastructure, and comprehensive hybrid solutions, we are bringing the benefits of cloud speed, scale and economics to everyone– no matter what platform you are on, or what cloud environment you choose. Unlike other vendors… Read More


A year ago, at DockerCon 2014, we announced a Docker VM Extension for Docker, which makes deployment of Docker engine and containers to Linux VMs practical. Today, we are releasing a brand new version of Docker VM Extension with some very cool new features like Docker Compose support, Docker Hub/Registry authentication support. With this new version we are… Read More


A year ago, at DockerCon 2014, we announced a Docker VM Extension for Docker, which makes deployment of Docker engine and containers to Linux VMs practical. Today, we are releasing a brand new version of Docker VM Extension with some very cool new features like Docker Compose support, Docker Hub/Registry authentication support. With this new version we are… Read More


One of the best aspects of working at a company like Microsoft is the great customers and partners you get to meet, and have the opportunity to work with. Today, we would like to share our experience working with one of those partners, and talk about the great solution that we helped them bring to… Read More