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Windows Azure Mobile Services Adds HTML5 Support
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations If you haven’t heard about the updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services , Microsoft recently announced the addition of support for HTML5 applications, giving companies more options to easily create engaging mobile apps...
5 Apr 2013
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
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Elevating Scientific Data into the Cloud with Windows Azure & OSS
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The key to unlocking future predictions has generally always been some type of data. Today, with the ever-increasing storage and computational capabilities of the cloud, combined with the sheer number of devices available to...
19 Dec 2012
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
PHP 5.4 Available in Windows Azure Web Sites
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Microsoft and its partners continue to work with the PHP community to improve the experience PHP developers and users have on Windows Server and Windows Azure . Last week marked another milestone for improved PHP interoperability...
27 Nov 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: Microsoft and SUSE Supporting Interoperability from the Datacenter to the Cloud
Posted by Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Most customers we speak with today operate heterogeneous IT environments and just want everything to work well together – whether they need to optimize existing investments or are interested in adopting...
8 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...
24 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
Publish Open Source Apps and Cloud-Based Sites with WebMatrix V2
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations WebMatrix V2 was released to web earlier this month, including support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites . WebMatrix is a free and open web...
28 Sep 2012
Windows Server 2012, Cornerstone of Cloud OS, Now Available
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today’s global online launch event showcased the general availability of Windows Server 2012. In his keynote and blog post , Satya Nadella, President of the Sever and Tools Business, describes how Windows Server 2012 delivers...
4 Sep 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
Microsoft’s CoApp: Making Open Source Projects on Windows Easier
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today marks the start of the Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, OR. Among the Microsoft attendees that will be onsite at this year’s event is Garrett Serack from the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center. Garrett...
16 Jul 2012
Extending the Windows Azure Experience to Windows Server for Hosting Service Providers
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations A lot of news is coming out of the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week, including the announcement of a community technology preview that enables hosting service providers to use their Windows Server...
12 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...
14 Jun 2012
Key Partners Open Up the Cloud with Windows Azure
Posted by James Utzschneider General Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday, customers had the opportunity to meet Windows Azure and learn more about services in the technical preview that make Windows Azure an even more flexible, open, and powerful cloud platform. The openness and...
8 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
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