Mark Russinovich uses Docker to build an application that includes some code running in a container on Windows Server and other code running in a container on a Linux server at the DockerCon conference in San Francisco on June 23.

Microsoft exec builds an app with Docker for both Windows Server and Linux

Microsoft is making its widely used software even more capable of working with the trendy open-source Docker container technology. During a presentation at DockerCon in San Francisco today, Mark Russinovich, chief technology officer of the Microsoft Azure public cloud, used Docker to deploy an application on both the Windows Server and Linux operating systems.

At Docker's DockerCon conference in San Francisco on June 22.

Everything announced at DockerCon 2015

Docker, the startup responsible for accelerating the container technology revolution, is making several announcements at its DockerCon conference in San Francisco this week — and several other companies are taking the event as opportunity to make announcements, too.

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Container storage startup Portworx puts away $8.5M

A startup called Portworx is bringing the concept of software-defined storage to the increasingly popular Linux container technology for packaging up application code. Today, in conjunction with the 2015 DockerCon conference, Portworx announced that it has raised $8.5 million in initial funding.

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5 strategies to get the best out of online freelancers

With online platforms and freelancer marketplaces, a hybrid workforce has emerged built of independent skilled remote and online workers but there are some important guidelines to ensure you find the right talent to suit your needs.