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Openness Customer Spotlight: Opening Up Government Data
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations More and more governments around the world are making their data open and publicly available. Citizens benefit from a new level of transparency and real time information. Governments can tout increased engagement with their constituents...
22 Jan 2013
Openness Partner Spotlight: OpenLogic Brings CentOS into the Cloud with Windows Azure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Microsoft is dedicated to ensuring that our software, services, and devices work easily across our platforms, especially with the global shift in IT toward the Cloud. With this in mind, we continue to work with other technology...
11 Jan 2013
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
Microsoft and Windows Azure Head to….the Home of “Middle Earth!”
Posted by Thiago Almeida Technical Evangelist, Microsoft New Zealand Spreading the good word about Openness at Microsoft (check out our updated website!) and Windows Azure can take us far and wide, but we didn’t expect to find ourselves in the middle of Middle Earth. Let me explain… ...
18 Dec 2012
Openness Partner Spotlight: Opscode Chef Cooks Up a Solution to Cloud Complexity
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations As enterprises have adopted virtualization and cloud computing over the past several years, we’ve seen rapid growth in the complexity of IT management. Opscode Chef addresses this dilemma through cloud infrastructure automation...
13 Dec 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
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
Opening Doors To Real Big Data Value: Hadoop On Windows Azure And Windows Server
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Organizations are constantly in search of solutions that can help them manage, analyze and understand the vast amounts of data generated through today’s technology. Traditionally this required hiring business intelligence...
25 Oct 2012
Microsoft at Open World Forum 2012
Posted by Frédéric Aatz Director of Interoperability, Microsoft France Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Last week we were fortunate to participate in Open World Forum , a leading global summit focused on how we’re collectively...
17 Oct 2012
Microsoft at DrupalCon Munich
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations As part of ongoing collaborations with Drupal , Microsoft is participating in this week’s DrupalCon in Munich. After partnering closely with the Drupal community to make Drupal available on Windows , tomorrow’s sessions...
21 Aug 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
Windows Azure Accelerator in China: Launching Innovation into the Cloud
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Innovation is happening all around the world, with companies offering customers solutions that blend proprietary and open source software. This especially holds true in cloud, where companies are making advancements at a pace...
26 Jul 2012
Open Source in the Cloud: Microsoft at Solutions Linux and Open Source 2012
Posted by Frédéric Aatz Director of Interoperability, Microsoft France Over the course of the three-day Solutions Linux and Open Source conference in Paris, I had the opportunity to answer the question “what is Microsoft’s role here?”, particularly as customers transition...
9 Jul 2012
Windows Azure at GigaOm Structure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Early today, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB) participated in an onstage fireside chat moderated by Derrick Harris, GigaOm senior writer, at the GigaOm Structure event. Nadella discussed...
22 Jun 2012
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
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
Advancing Interoperability in the Cloud
Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group I’m excited to be at the Open Source Business Conference today and to announce that in collaboration with SUSE , and based on our longstanding alliance , we are releasing a beta version of the SUSE Manager Management Pack for System...
21 May 2012
KimsQ Expands Web Platform
Posted by JangYoon Kim Korea Marketing and Operations Microsoft is proud to be working with KimsQ , a PHP-based web platform provider that has just become the second largest web provider in South Korea after adding Windows to their existing PHP on Linux solutions. KimsQ currently powers 10,000 websites...
21 May 2012
Expanded Hadoop Preview for Big Data Customers
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this month, Microsoft announced plans to release an additional limited customer preview of the Apache Hadoop-based service for Windows Azure in the first half of 2012. Since the first limited preview was released in...
19 Mar 2012
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
Navigating the New World of Data
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Just ten years ago, most business data was locked up behind big applications. We are now entering an era when unlocking this data and its potential to drive new knowledge and insights is becoming a key success factor for many...
1 Mar 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
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 and Openness: You May be Surprised Too
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Bill Toulas of OSArena interviewed Microsoft's Brian Swan, PHP Developer Advocate and was surprised to learn about Microsoft’s openness efforts and the many projects across Microsoft that improve interoperability between...
13 Jan 2012
Open in the Cloud: Windows Azure Update
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This week’s Windows Azure update highlighted Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability and an enhanced developer experience on its cloud platform. Josette Rigsby at CMSWire dubbed this “ a friendlier, more...
15 Dec 2011
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