Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Debian 8.0 Jessie, the first Debian system to replace Upstart with Systemd, will get released later today, and will use the GNOME Desktop as default, while Mate and Cinnamon are also available.
Microsoft’s Openness Team (the open-source division from Microsoft) is hosting a birthday party to celebrate Debian Jessie’s release, promoting their Azure cloud service:
“Participants will walk through how Azure transforms the Debian system administrator and package maintainer work, including provisioning build servers, using PaaS for APT repositories, bootstrap-vz, and other interesting scenarios,”
Microsoft has also supported Debian 5 Lenny and Debian 6 Squeeze in Hyper-V and several other products, so this is not something new.
Also worth mentioning: the developers are already making Debian 7 Wheezy a LTS system, the same Long Term Support may be implemented on Debian 8 Jessie also, the LTS systems getting security patches for a longer period.
Further discussions between the Debian LTS and Debian Security teams will take part at the DebConf 15 event which takes part in Heidelberg, Germany, in August 2015.