Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through a global network of datacenters. With Azure, you get the freedom to build and deploy wherever you want, using the tools, applications, and frameworks of your choice. With Azure, you have choices. Choices that help you maximize your existing investments. Get support for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) on Linux and Java and PHP Web application platforms. Develop and test your Linux and open source components in Azure. You bring the tools you love and skills you already have, and run virtually any application, using your data source, with your operating system, on your device. Stop by this session and get an intro to Azure, and also learn about Microsoft’s .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0 on RHEL and on Red Hat OpenShift, the container-based Platform-as-a-Service application. We’ll also cover Entity Framework Core, the cross-platform version of Entity Framework that enables new platforms and new data stores.