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Node.js Paris Community Highlights ‘Internet of Things’ Potential
Posted by Frédéric Aatz Director of Interoperability, Microsoft France Earlier this month, Node supporters convened for a Node.js Paris community meetup , and it was great to see how Node is supporting the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), through creation of APIs that can connect...
26 Sep 2014
Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Accessing Linux-based GUI on Azure over browser with fernapp
Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella fernapp is an open source tool that can run a GUI application on a Linux server that can be accessed via web browser. In this brief demo, I’ll setup fernapp on an Azure-hosted Linux virtual machine and export a Linux-based GUI over a TCP endpoint so it can be...
26 Sep 2014
Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Load Balancing Highly Available Linux Services on Microsoft Azure with OpenLDAP and MySQL
Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Continuing our “how to” series of demos, I’m sharing another example of how you can deploy a full range of open and community-driven OS and software solutions on Microsoft Azure . In the below video, I’ll use connected Linux virtual machines...
25 Sep 2014
Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Embracing Linux Devices on Microsoft Azure via Service Bus and Websites
Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure ’s Node.js Developer Center provides support for deploying Microsoft Azure Websites , Virtual Machines , and Mobile Services , configuring git-based deployments, and using Service Bus and Storage . In this video, I’ll use Azure's open...
24 Sep 2014
Microsoft + Open Source “How To”: Jumpstart Android Applications with Microsoft Azure Mobile Services
Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Azure helps developers build their mobile applications with Mobile Services – a scalable and secure backend that can be used to power apps on any platform – iOS, Android, Windows or Mac. In this video, I’ll show Java developers how to jumpstart...
23 Sep 2014
Microsoft Azure Offers Hadoop-as-a-service to China
Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the availability of Azure HDInsight for all customers in China as a public preview, making it the first global cloud provider to have a cloud Hadoop offering publicly available in China. Azure HDInsight is a 100% Apache Hadoop-based service in the...
19 Sep 2014
WordPress on Microsoft Azure Now More Scalable
Posted by Openness Team This week’s Microsoft Azure update includes new features for Azure Websites , an enterprise-class cloud service for developing, testing, and running corporate websites, business applications, and digital marketing campaigns. In addition to VPN support, Azure Websites...
12 Sep 2014
Summer School in Turkey: Where Top University Students Spent a Month with Microsoft
Posted by Openness Team For more than two years, Microsoft Turkey has been running a program called Open Academy (Açık Akademi) with the goal of providing valuable online training for anyone interested in developing mobile applications, regardless of their current skill level. Open Academy...
4 Sep 2014
Openness Customer Spotlight: British & Irish Lions Give 100 Million Fans a Front Row Seat
Posted by Openness Team The world-renowned touring rugby team, the British & Irish Lions, wanted to do something it had never done in 125 years of international competition: find a way to take along 100 million fans when the team toured to play the best teams in the Southern Hemisphere. ...
23 Jul 2014
Openness Partner Spotlight: Codetoki Partners with BizSpark to Empower Youth with Coding Skills
Posted by Openness Team The Philippine Government wants to empower today’s youth by increasing employability, and sees better IT skills as a major enabler. In 2013, local software company, Codetoki, decided to help by devising an online game that tests and scores coding skills. “My...
14 Jul 2014
Openness Customer Spotlight: blinkbox Saving Millions with Microsoft Cloud
Posted by Openness Team One of the most popular movie and TV streaming services in the United Kingdom, blinkbox delivers dynamic content to more than a million monthly users, across their favorite devices. The company needed a way to meet enormous demands for compute power and storage, to transcode...
20 Jun 2014
Azure HDInsight Release: Big Data, Big Performance, Big Bet on Hadoop
Posted by Openness Team Yesterday at the Hadoop Summit , Microsoft announced Azure HDInsight ’s support for Hadoop 2.4. This is the next release of our 100 percent Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Microsoft Azure and it provides order magnitude (up to 100x) performance improvements to query...
4 Jun 2014
Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In this decade we will collect more scientific data than we’ve collected in human history. Soon it will be impossible to do any kind of analysis without access to powerful computational tools, which can make sense of the...
28 May 2014
Linux Integration with System Center 2012 R2
Posted by Openness Team Next up in our series of blog posts this week that showcase Linux support, the below video provides an inside scoop on Linux integration with System Center 2012 R2 for unified management across on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud environments. In this Channel 9 interview...
30 Apr 2014
Open Door Policy: Brady Gaster on Coding like a Vampire and Making the Microsoft Cloud Open
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Brady Gaster ( @bradygaster ) is a Microsoft Azure Program Manager and the former host of Channel 9’s Web Camps TV , who focuses on building tools that make it easier for web developers to benefit from the cloud. His recent...
17 Apr 2014
Name Change for Windows Azure
Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, beginning April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM,...
25 Mar 2014
Evolution of PHP on Windows
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Over the past several years, Microsoft and its partners have worked diligently with the PHP community to improve the experience PHP developers and users have on Windows Server and Windows Azure . Now the PHP community supports...
2 Mar 2012
KimsQ and Windows Azure at the 2012 Summer Games in London
Posted by JangYoon Kim Korea Marketing and Operations More than a billion people worldwide tuned in to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games in London. Although most of us can’t be there in person, the almost instantaneous sharing of photos and video footage can make us feel like we...
7 Aug 2012
Openness Partner Spotlight: Canonical Brings Ubuntu to Windows Azure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Cloud computing plays a significant role in helping our customers achieve better business agility, economics, and user experiences. We also know that for today’s CIOs and technology leaders, the cloud presents an opportunity...
25 Oct 2012
Drupal + Windows Azure: A Winning Combination for SAG
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the thick of Hollywood’s awards season, the Screen Actors Guild debuted its Drupal-based website hosted on Windows Azure . The SAG Awards site is a highly visible, high-traffic website and hosting it on Azure provides...
29 Feb 2012
Open in the Cloud: Meet Windows Azure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the cloud, openness is paramount for our customers. Microsoft is committed to giving customers the ability to transition to the cloud on their terms, navigating the path to cloud computing with a unique combination of technology...
7 Jun 2012
Find and Share Open Source Images for Windows Azure with VM Depot
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager of Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday’s preview release of VM Depot for Windows Azure marked an exciting milestone for the openness of Microsoft’s cloud platform, giving customers another way to transition to the cloud on their terms. ...
10 Jan 2013
FloodAlerts: Open Data on Windows Azure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week customers had the chance to meet Windows Azure and learn how the cloud platform is becoming even more flexible and open. A great example of this is FloodAlerts , an open data Facebook app in the UK. The service, developed...
15 Jun 2012
On Cloud9 with Node.js
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations At yesterday’s Node Summit , Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie presented a new way to deploy to Windows Azure: Cloud9 IDE . Cloud9 IDE is a cross-platform, browser-based development environment for Node.js. It is one of...
26 Jan 2012
Microsoft Pairs Up with LinuxCon Europe
Posted by Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Microsoft takes part in a range of open source events and gatherings around the world as a way to facilitate face to face discussions with our open source colleagues and help create greater synergies that will...
9 Nov 2012
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