Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella
Microsoft Interoperability Strategy

Earlier this month, I participated in the first InterOpConf event, which highlighted solutions resulting from work between open source communities and Microsoft, showing how even competing technologies can work together to deliver value for enterprise customers.

65 members from open source communities within Poland and across Europe joined us for two days of technical workshops, presentations, and discussions of open Microsoft projects, including the openness of our Windows Azure cloud platform and resources for open source developers. My two sessions covered Linux and open source scenarios for Windows Azure and the value of the .NET ecosystem for open source developers.

You can check out some of the technical demonstrations that sparked interest during my sessions, including exploring .NET portability on Linux via Mono, on our new Channel 9 Microsoft + Open Source video blog. Please let us know in the comments if there are any other demos you’d like to see.

It was a pleasure to participate in an event with such great community engagement! You can find the full event recap here, as well as a video below that highlights how my background working with open source technologies has been invaluable to my experience at Microsoft.