Reintro to Chef InSpec 4.0 and End of Life Announcement for v1.x and v2.x

With all of the excitement during ChefConf 2019, you may have missed that we released Chef InSpec 4.0 in May 2019. We put a focus on optimizing the core Chef InSpec product while making it more extensible and capable in handling the next generation of resources. The highlights of Chef InSpec version 4.0 include:  Inputs […]

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What Does the New Chef Mean for the Community?

Chef would not exist without its community. Our Open Source community built the foundation upon which every part of Chef stands. Together we continue to evolve and grow and shape each other as Chef moves into its third chapter. At Chef we firmly believe that Open Source Software – built by a community of contributors across […]

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End of Support: A Catalyst to Application Lifecycle Modernization

As many of you know, the standard Microsoft lifecycle policy is 10 years of support (5 for mainstream + 5 for extended support) for business and developer products, such as SQL and Windows servers. At the end of the extended support period, patches or security updates are no longer provided, creating security and compliance issues. […]

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Achieving Federal Compliance with Chef Automate and Chef InSpec

Federal agencies work hard to provide value to consumers of their services, but in order to deliver updates at the velocity their customers demand, they must ensure their infrastructure is hardened and secure throughout the software development lifecycle. Chef Software, for over a decade, has helped Federal agencies automate how they build and manage this […]

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Reducing Audit Pain with Continuous Compliance

No one questions that audits are stressful, painful and time-consuming. But organizations — financial institutions especially — must conduct audits to ensure security and validate compliance regulatory requirements. As security threats increase or regulations change, entities in turn must conduct more audits. But how can a company stay competitive when so much time and resources […]

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