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Google Cloud Platform Blog: State of containers: a discussion with CoreOS, VMware and Google

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Google Cloud Platform Blog: State of containers: a discussion with CoreOS, VMware and Google

For this month’s Cloud Platform newsletter, I sat down to discuss these
issues with some leaders from the container software industry: Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud-Native Apps at VMware and Craig McLuckie, Product Manager with Google Cloud Platform.

Open Container Initiative (OCI)Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)App Container (appc) specificationContainer runtimes: docker, rktKubernetes: open source
container cluster orchestration framework started by Google...(Read whole news on source site)

Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1

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Today we’ve released Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1 (Release Candidate 1). This is the newest version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.  There are many feature updates in this update. Here’s a short summary: Version control: use Git and Team Foundation Version Control in the same project, history and getting started improvements on the web portal, social #ID in pull requests, commit details summary is easier to read, and an improved experience for cloning Git repositories. Backlogs: multi-select on all backlogs, drag any item to
an iteration from anywhere, Add panel on the iteration backlog, line on the burndown indicates actual capacity, configure settings directly, add/remove users in the sprint plan, and multiple activities per team member in planning capacity for a sprint. Kanban boards: query on columns, card coloring, tag coloring, inline renaming of columns and swimlanes, reorder cards when changing columns, configure settings directly, and hide empty fields on cards. Work items and tasks: tasks as checklist, link to branches and pull requests in work items, task board card coloring, and limit values shown for Work Item type in queries. Build: improved access control for resources,...(Read whole news on source site)

Create an ASP.NET web app in Azure App Service | Microsoft Azure

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Create an ASP.NET web app in Azure App Service | Microsoft Azure

ways to deploy a web project

For information about other ways to deploy web projects to web apps, by using Visual Studio or by automating deployment from a source control system, see How to deploy an Azure web app.

Visual Studio can also generate Windows PowerShell scripts that you can use to automate deployment. For more information, see Automate Everything (Building Real-World Cloud Apps with Azure).

Service Management Automation

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Service Management Automation


Service Management Automation

Azure Automation

Architecture of Service Management Automation

Migrating from Orchestrator to Azure Automation | Microsoft Azure

ability to centrally control and reuse within our Runbooks:

Schedules - When Runbooks should run
Modules - Ability to upload PowerShell modules for use within Runbooks
Connections - Currently just to Azure but more will come

  Microsoft Operations Management Suite (More details here)