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Microsoft has its own containers technology, Window’s containers, but Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is a hosted managed solution for the OCI-compliant containers such as Docker.


  • Providing Windows and Linux container support differentiates the Microsoft management platforms.

Features and Benefits

  • Discover how Microsoft has pivoted on containers to now provide the most comprehensive platform.
  • Understand how Microsoft has changed its strategy with regard to containers and Linux.

Key questions answered

  • What is Microsoft's objective with its two container solutions?
  • What are the key differentiators of Microsoft's approach?

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  • Summary
  • Providing Windows and Linux container support differentiates Microsoft from the rest of the management platforms
  • Other Microsoft offerings provide solutions for the different container deployment scenarios


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