Microsoft and Docker partnership prolonged with new updates

Microsoft and Docker, has announced this Tuesday that they are prolonging their partnership and unveiled several new cross platform experiences. At the DockerCon, Azure CTO Mark Russinovic has demonstrated the first ever multi-platform container application that leveraging both the Linux and Windows Server containers are built, shipped and run using the docker.


New Updates

  • The first ever Windows server container was introduced on stage at the build by Ben Golub and the command that started it was “docker run”. Mark Russinovic, has demonstrated the first ever multi-platform container application at the DockerCon Keynote. This container application is built, shipped and running using the docker and it is the first in the industry to work on both Linux and Windows Server platforms. Mark Russinovic, has also stated that, “We want to bring you the broad choice and flexibility for building your apps, combining the Linux and Windows Server containers with the Docker Swarm and Docker Compose features to offers the true cross platform experience.
  • At build they also showcased Onstage how you can use the Microsoft’s Visual Studio to publish the .NET application into the Docker container. Mark also demoed how the development team can use the Visual Studio online to define the customizable continuous integration pipeline to build, unit test and deploy the multiple containers defined using the Docker compose. In Enterprise editions, Visual Studio Online application provides the build tasks to deploy to the Docker trusted registry to offer the private repository of the Docker images.
  • For the first time, Docker has showcased how to use the Azure marketplace experience to deploy a single or the multi-container application sourced from an image from the Docker hub using Docker compose. If you want to learn quickly how to deploy the Docker on Azure, then Azure Marketplace now has everything you need.
  • Docker has also announced the addition of the Docker Trusted Registry VM image into Azure marketplace, providing the enterprise ready Docker repository, behind the firewall on an enterprise ready public cloud.

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