CBL-Mariner is an internal Linux distribution for Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and edge products and services. CBL-Mariner is designed to provide a consistent platform for these devices and services and will enhance Microsoft’s ability to stay current on Linux updates. This initiative is part of Microsoft’s increasing investment in a wide range of Linux technologies, such as SONiC, Azure Sphere OS and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Source: GitHub – microsoft/CBL-Mariner: Linux OS for Azure 1P services and edge appliances
Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands.The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical.
Source: Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably | Innovation Stories
A flaw in the Windows kernel could stop antivirus programs from recognizing malware, but Microsoft believes it’s not a security risk. Security researchers believe that this bug could allow hackers to perform malicious actions by tricking AV software that blindly rely on a particular Windows API.