Elton Stoneman

The First DockerCon with Windows Containers

DockerCon 2017 is only a few weeks away, and the schedule is available now on the DockerCon Agenda Builder. This will be the first DockerCon since Windows Server 2016 was released, bringing native support for Docker containers to Windows. There will be plenty of content for Windows developers and admins – here are some of the standouts. Windows and .NET Sessions On the main stages, there will be hours of content dedicated to Windows and .NET. Docker for .NET Developers Michele Bustamante, CIO of Solliance, looks at what Docker can do for .NET applications. Michele will start with a full .NET Framework application and show how to run it in a Windows container. Then Michele will move on to .NET Core and show how the new cross-platform framework can build apps which run in Windows or Linux containers, making for true Continue reading…

Elton Stoneman

Docker for Windows Server and Image2Docker

In December we had a live webinar focused on Windows Server Docker containers. We covered a lot of ground and we had some great feedback – thanks to all the folks who joined us. This is a brief recap of the session, which also gives answers to the questions we didn’t get round to. Webinar Recording You can view the webinar on YouTube: The recording clocks in at just under an hour. Here’s what we covered: 00:00 Introduction 02:00 Docker on Windows Server 2016 05:30 Windows Server 2016 technical details 10:30 Hyper-V and Windows Server Containers 13:00 Docker for Windows Demo – ASP.NET Core app with SQL Server 25:30 Additional Partnerships between Docker, Inc. and Microsoft 27:30 Introduction to Image2Docker 30:00 Demo – Extracting ASP.NET Apps from a VM using Image2Docker 52:00 Next steps and resources for learning Docker on Windows Q&A Can these [Windows] containers be hosted on a Continue reading…

Trisha McCanna

Webinar Recap: Docker for Windows Server 2016

Last week, we held our first webinar on “Docker for Windows Server 2016” to a record number of attendees, showcasing the most exciting new Windows Server 2016 feature – containers powered by Commercially Supported Docker Engine. Docker CS Engine and containers are now available natively on Windows and supported by Microsoft with Docker’s Commercially Supported (CS) Engine included in Windows Server 2016.Now developers and IT pros can begin the same transformation for Windows-based apps and infrastructure to reap the benefits they’ve seen with Docker for Linux: enhanced security, agility, and improved portability and freedom to run applications on bare metal, virtual or cloud environments. Watch the on-demand webinar to learn more about the technical innovations that went into making Docker containers run natively on Windows and how to get started. Webinar: Docker for Windows Server 2016 Here are just a few Continue reading…

Build and run your first Docker Windows Server container

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2016, and with it, Docker engine running containers natively on Windows. This blog post describes how to get setup to run Docker Windows Containers on Windows 10 or using a Windows Server 2016 VM. Check out the companion blog posts on the technical improvements that have made Docker containers on Windows possible and the post announcing the Docker Inc. and Microsoft partnership. Before getting started, It’s important to understand that Windows Containers run Windows executables compiled for the Windows Server kernel and userland (either windowsservercore or nanoserver). To build and run Windows containers, a Windows system with container support is required. Windows 10 with Anniversary Update For developers, Windows 10 is a great place to run Docker Windows containers and containerization support was added to the the Windows 10 kernel with Continue reading…

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Scott Johnston

Docker Announces Commercial Partnership with Microsoft to Double Container Market by Extending Docker Engine to Windows Server

With industry analysts declaring Windows Server with more than 60% of the x86 server market, and citing Microsoft Azure as the fastest-growing public cloud, it comes as no surprise that Microsoft, even at its current scale, is further extending its leadership as a strategic, trusted partner to enterprise IT. It is this industry leadership that catalyzed our technical collaboration in the Docker open source project back in October 2014, to jointly bring the agility, portability, and security benefits of the Docker platform to Windows Server.  After two years of joint engineering, we are excited to unveil a new, commercial partnership to extend these benefits for both Windows developers targeting Windows Server and enterprise IT professionals. Specifically, the commercial partnership entails: The Commercially Supported Docker Engine aka “CS Docker Engine”, Docker, Inc.’s tested, validated, and supported package of Docker Engine, will Continue reading…

Docker on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

Today we’re happy to announce the latest beta of Docker Engine and ecosystem support for Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 released today by Microsoft.

Arnaud Porterie

Introducing the Technical Preview of Docker Engine for Windows Server 2016

written by Arnaud Porterie, Docker Senior Engineering Manager   It’s here… Never been more stoked before then when I started the docker daemon on Windows today eeeeeeeeeeeee — jessie frazelle (@frazelledazzell) August 11, 2015 As core engineer on the Docker Engine team, I naturally spend most of time in Linux. Recently that has been changing: in April, we released a Windows version of the Docker client. Through this process, we have been working closely with Microsoft developers and showing progress along the way, like what was demonstrated at the Build conference and DockerCon 2015. One question I get a lot besides “When are you merging my PR?” is “When will Docker run on Windows?” The first question requires a blog post of it’s own… but the second question now has a rather exciting answer. This week marks a huge leap forward Continue reading…

VMware News and the Expanding Minimalist OS Ecosystem

The Docker community saw expanded capabilities introduced today from VMware who showed support for the open source ecosystem with the announcement of two ecosystem projects – Project Photon, a Linux container OS and Project Lightwave, a container identity and access management solution.