Chef Brings DevOps Automation to Microsoft’s Build Conference

This morning at the Microsoft Build ConferenceDevOps was front and center. We’ve been working closely with the product teams at Microsoft and Microsoft Open Technologies to empower users to automate their entire stack – from Windows Server to Azure – with Chef. Today we formally rolled out news with Microsoft, specifics include:

Chef Baked Into Azure:
Today Microsoft will demo that Chef is now supported directly in Azure for ease of configuration, automation and management of VM-based cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft Releases Chef Cookbooks:
Microsoft Open Technologies has published a collection of three Chef Cookbooks for configuring Azure virtual machines, helping customers reduce risk, management, and development cycle times.

Robust PowerShell Integration:
PowerShell is now native to the Chef Client, making the Chef experience natural for Windows users. The deep integration of PowerShell and Chef makes automating Windows environments with Chef and migrating Windows environments to the Azure cloud as easy as running a simple PowerShell script.

What’s Next?

The Microsoft and Chef story continues at #ChefConf in two weeks where Microsoft will have a large presence as a Platinum sponsor:

Mainstage Keynote:

Microsoft’s Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich will deliver a keynote address detailing how Chef and Microsoft are empowering DevOps strategies in the enterprise.

Free Azure Workshop at ChefConf 2014:

On April 15, Microsoft Azure pros will deliver a free, hands-on workshop focused on deploying Azure instances using the new Chef cookbooks launched at //Build.

Technical Sessions at ChefConf:

We’ve been whipping up a LOT of awesome on the Microsoft stack lately. If you can’t wait for the //Build session or #ChefConf sessions take a look the Channel 9 session Microsoft recently aired on Chef’s Azure integration.

See you at #ChefConf!

Justin Fenton

Former Chef Employee