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Visual Studio Code for PowerShell 7

We are excited to announce that we have released a major update to the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code. This release contains months of architectural work that first shipped in our PowerShell Preview extension in November of 2019, along ... continue reading

Azure IoT Introduces seamless integration with Cisco IoT

The pace of technological change is relentless across all markets. Edge computing continues to play an essential role in allowing data to be managed closer to its source, where workloads can range from basic services like data filtering and de-duplication ... continue reading

Azure HDInsight and Azure Database for PostgreSQL news

I’ve been committed to open source software for over a decade because it fosters a deep collaboration across the developer community, resulting in ground-breaking innovation. At the heart of open source is the freedom to learn from each other and ... continue reading

Hyperledger Fabric on Azure Kubernetes Service Marketplace template

Customers exploring blockchain for their applications and solutions typically start with a prototype or proof of concept effort with a blockchain technology before they get to build, pilot, and production rollout. During the latter stages, apart from the ease of ... continue reading

Sample Code: End-to-End Certificate Transparency requests on ADCS CA

First published on TECHNET on Dec 12, 2018Hello all, Tochi Ezebube here again from the Active Directory Certificate Services engineering team.Sometime back, we released support for the precertificate flow of Certificate Transparency v1 (RFC 6962) in Windows Server 2016 ( ... continue reading

Visual Basic for Applications and SHA2

First published on TECHNET on May 03, 2012I was recently helping a customer deploy a SHA-256 based PKI. As part of the retirement of their old PKI, we reissued the code signing certificates used by their developers. We found that ... continue reading
How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

How to use GitHub Actions to deploy an Azure Virtual Machine

Hands up if you are used to deploy servers either by unpacking them from a box or using a graphical user interface (GUI)? Yip, that’s me and it's where I’ve built my career. However, over the last few years I’ve ... continue reading

Tips for learning Azure in the new year

As 2020 is upon us, it's natural to take time and reflect back on the current year’s achievements (and challenges) and begin planning for the next year. One of our New Year’s resolutions was to continue live streaming software development ... continue reading
Hyper-V for Developers on Windows 10

Hyper-V for Developers on Windows 10

Hyper-V is more known as a server virtualization technology; however, since Windows 8, it is also available in the client operating system. In Windows 10, Microsoft improved the experience drastically to make Hyper-V an excellent solution for developers and IT ... continue reading
Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

Environment Tracing and Build Annotations with Azure Pipelines

The numbers show, using continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) solutions for delivering software and cloud infrastructure improve deployment reliability, recoverability, and agility. In addition to these great benefits, CI/CD produces many byproducts that are also useful. One of these ... continue reading