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Docker and Microsoft partner to bring the Windows Server ecosystem to the Docker community
October 15, 2014
Earlier this year, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform, added support for Docker containers on Linux VMs. Today, Microsoft and Docker announced that they are "bringing the Windows Server ecosystem to the Docker community."
One of their joint initiatives will be to extend Docker to Windows with Docker Engine for Windows Server, which Docker announced "will enable developers to build containerized Windows and Linux applications using the same Docker tooling and leveraging the same, huge Docker ecosystem."
Microsoft says that Windows Server container images will be available in the Docker Hub alongside more than 45,000 Dockerized applications already available for Linux. Docker says that "unifying Windows Server and Linux through the Docker platform aligns with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's strategy to be the 'productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world.'"