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Getting Started with Windows Containers

As you probably know, Microsoft announced the RTM of Windows Server 2016 two weeks ago during Microsoft Ignite. Since yesterday, the bits are available and you can start to work with this new version of Windows Server, that brings containers to the Windows ecosystem (and many more features that you can discover here).

This article will help you to get started with Windows Containers on Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10.

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Build, push and run Docker images with Visual Studio Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a great tool to handle your build and release pipelines, even for non Windows applications. In this post I will detail how you can use the Docker extension for VSTS to build, push and run Docker images on Linux.

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Azure Container Service from the Azure CLI

Azure CLI is a node.js cross-platform tool that runs on Linux, Mac OS and Windows and allows to work with Microsoft Azure from the command line. The latest version of Azure CLI includes some commands to create and manage Azure Container Service clusters.

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Create and run Hyper-V containers using Docker on Windows 10 desktop

As you probably know the Windows Insider program allows to get preview Windows 10 builds to test the new features that are coming in the next major update of Windows. Since a few weeks, a new feature named Container has been included in Windows 10 preview builds. This feature brings Hyper-V containers on the desktop, natively.

Note: The following will work only on Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise.

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Getting started with containers and Docker on Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5

The Technical Preview 5 of Windows Server 2016 has been released yesterday, and it comes with a lot of new cool things for Windows containers and Docker !

To get started with this new preview, you have two solutions:

  • Download it from this page and run it where you want.
  • Deploy a new VM in Azure from the MarketPlace

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable(“Path”, $env:Path + “;C:\Program Files\Docker”, [EnvironmentVariableTarget]::Machine)

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