New Open Source Solutions community for US Partners


Tim Walton - Technology Solutions Professional Open Source

The opportunity for partners to take open source software and integrate it with Microsoft Azure is significant. Nearly one in three Azure virtual machines run Linux, and the Azure Marketplace has more than 1,000 Linux images, testaments to the fact that Microsoft Azure supports the open source technologies that millions of customers rely on and trust.

With the increased interest from Microsoft partners in this topic, we are now offering the Open Source Solutions (OSS) Partner Community to help you build your practice. As with our other practice-building communities, the OSS Partner Community includes a monthly call, blog series, and Yammer group, where we'll share news, information, and resources.

I look forward to meeting you in our new community. Join me on September 27 for the first OSS Partner Community call: get an introduction to the community, overview of resources, and a look at SQL on Linux.

Driving OSS adoption: three focus areas

Open source solutions

Partnership with OSS ISV ecosystems

Linux distribution including RHEL on Azure

OSS DevOps solutions

OSS data platform support

Microsoft OSS product offerings

Microsoft leadership in OSS

Vision for the Open Source Solutions Partner Community

Whether you are a new Microsoft partner bringing your open source expertise, or already a Microsoft partner interested in adding an OSS practice, we want the community to meet and address your needs. Across our content, calls, and conversations, we welcome your feedback and questions. Here are the objectives we have for partners in the OSS Partner Community:

  • Build and sustain a profitable practice with OSS and Microsoft
  • Understand the technical best practices of first-party and third-party OSS workloads on the Microsoft platform
  • Collaboration on the direction of the community

Join the OSS Partner Community

  • Blog series about OSS trends and solutions on the Microsoft platform
  • Monthly community calls covering partner opportunities, resources, and technical overviews
  • Yammer group where we'll share news and information, and where you can interact with us and other partners

Community topics

Enterprise Linux cloud infrastructure

  • RHEL
  • JBoss
  • OpenShift
  • Ansible

Dev/test for Linux-based workloads

  • Chef
  • Jenkins
  • Docker
  • Mesosphere
  • Canonical (Juju)
  • Azure Container Service (ACS)

Open source data infrastructure

  • Cloudera
  • Hortonworks
  • DataStax
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB

High-performance computing

  • SUSE
  • UberCloud
  • Altair

Java enterprise platforms

  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • JBoss
  • Eclipse
  • IntelliJ

LAMP and MEAN powered web applications

  • MongoDB
  • Express
  • Angular
  • Node

CTA - OSS Partners Yammer group     CTA - OSS Partner Community calls     CTA - Open source on Azure webcasts

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