Elton Stoneman

Webinar Recap: The Docker Platform on Windows – from 101 to Modernizing .NET Apps

  Our live Docker webinars are always hugely popular. Last month we hosted a session on Docker and Windows containers, covering everything from the basics to how you can use the  Docker platform (Docker Enterprise Edition and Docker Desktop)  to modernize existing .NET apps and move them to the cloud. The recording is available now – it clocks in at 60 minutes and has lots of demos showing you how to build and run Windows applications in containers with Docker for Windows: The sample code, Dockerfiles and Docker Compose files for all the demos are here on GitHub. In fact there were so many demos, I ran out of time for the Q&A part – so here are the unanswered questions we had from viewers: Q. Are there any best practices or tutorial to architect sql databases in containers? What about data persistence, database Continue reading…

Michael Friis

Top 5 Blogs of 2017 – Build and run your first Docker Windows Server container

As 2017 comes to a close, we looked back at the top five blogs that were most popular with our readers. For those of you that have yet to set up your first Docker Windows container, we are kicking off the week with a blog that will help you get up and running on Windows containers. Earlier this year, 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 Continue reading…

Carl Fischer

Docker for Windows 17.11 with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Experimental support for Microsoft’s Linux containers on Windows (LCOW) feature has been available for Windows Server 1709 via the Docker EE “Preview” release. The same functionality is now available for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with the release of Docker for Windows 17.11. In fact, it’s been available since Docker for Windows 17.10.  How to get it Docker for Windows 17.11 is an Edge channel release. If your copy of Docker for Windows is set to the Edge or Nightly channel you will receive the update automatically. Users on the Stable channel will need to switch to Edge via the Setting dialog to receive the update. Doesn’t Docker for Windows already run Linux containers? That’s right. Docker for Windows can run Linux or Windows containers, with support for Linux containers via a Hyper-V Moby Linux VM (as of Docker for Continue reading…

Betty Junod

Docker at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Docker will be at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL the week of Sept 24th to showcase the latest release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) and the joint solutions with our partner Microsoft. Docker Enterprise Edition is the only platform available to secure and manage Linux and Windows containers in production. In the Docker Booth #2127 Visit Docker in Booth #2127 for a #DockerSelfie, a chance for cool swag and to learn more about how Docker Enterprise Edition can help you save costs on legacy applications, accelerate your cloud strategy and uniformly secure and manage your Linux and Windows app landscape. Register Here for daily in-booth talks or to schedule time to ask questions about containers and clouds on Linux and Windows Server. Monday 3pm: Save $ on Legacy Apps with Docker Tuesday 11am: Windows and Linux Together with Docker EE Tuesday 3pm: Docker Enterprise Edition Continue reading…

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Rolf Neugebauer

Preview: Linux Containers on Windows

Microsoft is getting ready for the next big update for Windows Server (check out today’s complimentary Microsoft blog post) and some of the new features are very exciting for Docker users. One of the most important enhancements is that Docker can now run Linux containers on Windows (LCOW), using Hyper-V technology. Running Docker Linux containers on Windows requires a minimal Linux kernel and userland to host the container processes. This is exactly what the LinuxKit toolkit was designed for: creating secure, lean and portable Linux subsystems that can provide Linux container functionality as a component of a container platform. We’ve been busy prototyping LinuxKit support for Docker Linux containers on Windows and have a working preview for you to try. This is still a work in progress, and requires either the recently announced  “Windows Server Insider” or Windows 10 Insider Continue reading…

Jenny Fong

Docker 101: Introduction to Docker webinar recap

Docker is standardizing the way to package applications, making it easier for developers to code and build apps on their laptop or workstation and for IT to manage, secure and deploy into a variety of infrastructure platforms In last week’s webinar, Docker 101: An Introduction to Docker, we went from describing what a container is, all the way to what a production deployment of Docker looks like, including how large enterprise organizations and world-class universities are leveraging Docker Enterprise Edition (EE)  to modernize their legacy applications and accelerate public cloud adoption. If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording here: We ran out of time to go through everyone’s questions, so here are some of the top questions from the webinar: ­Q: How does Docker get access to platform resources, such as I/O, networking, etc.­ Is it a type of hypervisor? A: Continue reading…

Elton Stoneman

Docker on Windows Webinar Q&A

Recently I presented Docker on Windows: from 101 to Modernizing .NET Apps, a live webinar on using Docker with Windows, and running .NET Framework apps in containers. The session was recorded and you can watch it on the Docker YouTube channel: I start with the basics of Windows Docker containers, showing how to you can run containers from public images, and write Dockerfiles to package your own apps to run in containers. Then I move onto Dockerizing a traditional ASP.NET WebForms app, showing you how to take existing apps and run them in Docker with no code changes, and then use the Docker platform to modernize the app – breaking features out of the monolithic codebase, running them in separate containers and using Docker to connect them. I maxed out the session time (just like Mike with his Docker for the Continue reading…

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…