Microsoft Opens the Azure Container Service to Windows Server Developers in Limited Preview

Posted 7/7/2016 4:02:19 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Microsoft Opens the Azure Container Service to Windows Server Developers in Limited Preview
The Microsoft Azure team has announced a limited preview of Azure Container Service for Windows Server containers. With this preview, Microsoft is opening the Azure Container Service to Windows Server developers for the first time.

Azure Container Service is designed for enterprises, ISVs and startups looking to quickly put containers into production. It combines Azure‚Äôs infrastructure with a two choices of open source container orchestration technology - DC/OS or Docker Swarm. 

To provision a container service, users select the VM cluster size, DC/OS or Swarm, and the Azure region, and the container service handles everything else. This preview of Windows Server containers under the Azure Container Service currently only supports Docker Swarm as the orchestrator.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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