Join the November 30 Open Source Solutions Community call to learn about Microsoft’s commitment to OSS

Sara Benhamron, Technology Evangelist The Microsoft commitment to helping partners build their practice in the open source space continues with the Open Source Solutions (OSS) Technical Community. The community is here to address your needs as a partner, help you build and sustain a profitable practice with OSS and Microsoft, and learn the technical best…


Open Source Partners: Microsoft Inspire and OSS training

In this post and on the June 27 Open Source Solutions (OSS) partner call, I will discuss Microsoft Inspire and OSS training resources. Sign up for the June 27 partner call Microsoft Inspire 2017 Microsoft Inspire is my favorite conference. I like the fact that it is completely focused on the partner ecosystem, and that…

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Open Source Partners: Provision and deliver open source demos on Microsoft Azure

For the April 25 Open Source Solutions Partner Community call, we’ll take a look at a demo framework that simplifies delivery of open source demos on Microsoft Azure and helps you optimize your sales cycle. The framework comprises automation scripts that allow users to provision a demo quickly. For example, if you need to demonstrate a…

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Open Source Partners: Visual Studio 2017

Any developer, any app, any platform. This is the promise of the Microsoft vision of modern application development, supported by the recent release of Visual Studio 2017. Creating a holistic DevOps solution requires focusing on the complete DevOps tool chain, from code editing to continuous deployment. Visual Studio addresses this by providing first party tooling and…

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Growing opportunities for cloud partners with open source

We are in an unprecedented era of digital transformation, with cloud IT spending growing rapidly. IDC forecasts worldwide public IT cloud services revenue to reach $141.2 billion by 2019, with more than 60% of enterprises embracing open source and open APIs as the underpinning for cloud integration strategies in 2017. Microsoft is empowering partners to capture this…

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Open Source Partners: Containers and orchestration

Building on discussions we’ve had previously in the Open Source Solutions (OSS) Partner Community, this month we’re taking a deeper look at containers and orchestration. For an introduction and background on this topic, I recommend reviewing the two blog posts linked below. And, sign up to join me on the next OSS Partner call on…

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Open Source Partners: Building DevOps solutions for your customers

DevOps enables companies to achieve faster and higher quality software delivery and helps increase customer satisfaction. It focuses on building quality into the supply chain of customer value, and applies the lean/agile methodology into that supply chain, which includes developing, building, testing, deploying, and monitoring of software. DevOps is no longer just a trend –…

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Open Source Partners: Cloud Foundry – PaaS for cloud applications

Platform as a Service (PaaS) attempts to simplify the developing, running, and managing of applications. Platform as Service saves developers from the complexities of the infrastructure, and can improve the speed of developing an app, allowing the customer to focus on the application itself. For example, the customer manages the applications and data, while the PaaS manages runtime,…

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Open Source Partners: Focus on fast big data

In the October community call, we discussed the opportunity for partners to produce domain specific solutions using Azure Container Service. The November focus for the Open Source Solutions Partner Community is OSS and big data. In this post, I’ll provide an in-depth look at a trending solution called the SMACK stack – a valuable solution for every partner’s…

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Open Source Partners: Focus on containers and OSS

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…

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