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.

Building 42 on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., campus, one of many buildings where company engineers work on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

More open-source at Microsoft? You'd better believe it

REDMOND, Wash. — Following Microsoft’s announcement today about new partnerships with operating system startup CoreOS and big data company Cloudera, it’s clearer than it’s been in years the tech giant is committed to working with lots of partners and open-source technologies.