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Today, members of the Microsoft team are at Open Source Summit North America, where attendees will learn more about our open source journey from a keynote, sessions, our booth and much more. It has been a big year for Microsoft’s open source journey, from the technology we’ve delivered, to how we work with the community, to our continued cultural shift.

We’ve joined the Linux Foundation, the Cloud Foundry Foundation, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. New Linux VMs have outpaced Windows VMs on Azure. Visual Studio Code, our open source editor, passed 2 million monthly active users. We’ve brought new tools and services – like MySQL and Postgres managed services – to Azure, and we’ve continued to work to bring flagship products like SQL Server to Linux so it’s easier for developers to take advantage of these technologies for their cloud applications.

As we continue to work towards making Azure the best cloud for developers, we want to reduce friction, so they can quickly build and deploy open source-based solutions without having to maintain the underlying servers and operating system. Just last week, we brought Azure App Service, which enables developers to quickly build, deploy and scale applications without having to maintain the underlying web servers or operating systems, to Linux.

More importantly, we’ve learned a lot from the vibrant open source communities we’re working with, which is changing our culture, how we design products, how we work with our customers. Read more about our latest open source strategy, and how we’re working with communities from Julia Liuson, Corporate Vice President, Developer Tools & Services, over at the blog, and tune in live here. Julia’s keynote starts at 4:25 p.m. PT!

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