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  • Blog Post: 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,...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Contributes Cloud Server Designs to the Open Compute Project, Pushes Data Center Efficiency Forward

    Posted by Openness Team Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit, Microsoft’s Bill Laing, Cloud and Enterprise Corporate Vice President, took the stage in front of 3,000 attendees to announce Microsoft’s participation in the community, which is focused on engineering the most efficient...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft supports the creation of OpenNebula clouds on Windows Server Hyper-V

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group Today I would like to share some encouraging news about work we have underway with OpenNebula to support continued innovation and interoperability in the cloud – Windows Server Hyper-V is now an officially supported hypervisor for OpenNebula...
  • Blog Post: FreeBSD Support on Windows Server Hyper-V

    Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager – Open Source Technical Center Virtualization technology plays an increasingly critical role at all levels of IT, from the desktop to the datacenter. As more organizations use virtualization to manage mission-critical workloads, they are taking...
  • Blog Post: Your Complete Office in the Cloud: Office 365 for Business Available Today

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today Microsoft announced our latest release of Microsoft Office 365 for business. In addition to updated Microsoft Lync Online, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft SharePoint Online services, business users can now get the...
  • Blog Post: Lifting Mobile Apps Into the Cloud with Windows Azure Mobile Service

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The proliferation of tablets and smartphones, especially as ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) programs are established at companies worldwide, means that employees have the flexibility to work on projects wherever they...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Private Cloud: Cross Platform from the Metal Up

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations For a growing number of businesses, the journey to cloud computing starts with a private cloud implementation. In his keynote today , Microsoft’s Brad Anderson kicked off the Microsoft Management Summit by discussing this...
  • Blog Post: SkyDrive Anywhere

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations With consumers and businesses seeking ways to ensure greater and more streamlined productivity across a rapidly expanding sea of devices and platforms, many have turned to the cloud for answers. Since launching, Microsoft’s...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2013 Embraces Apps

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Love using apps on your smart phone? Wish you could use them on your PC or tablet? The Microsoft Office team has granted your wish. With the recent launch of their Customer Preview , the Office team announced that developers...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Mixed Source Collaboration with Leading Chinese Linux Company Fuels Cloud Innovation

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group A common truth in this industry is that emerging markets often leapfrog mature ones when it comes to adopting new business models and technologies. One example that illustrates this well is cloud computing in China. Cloud-based infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Hyper-V drivers now supported in Ubuntu

    Posted by Geoff Sullivan Managing Sales Director, Open Solutions Group As you may have heard , the recently released Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been engineered with the drivers needed to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We are pleased to support customers running Ubuntu on Hyper-V in their virtualized...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Open Door Policy: Big Data at the Crossroads of IT and Telecommunications – Perspectives from Chaesub Lee

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Open Door Policy is a series on the Openness blog that profiles industry thought leaders and individuals within Microsoft who are leading efforts to collaborate more openly, promoting interoperability and making it easier to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and AgreeYa Mobility: Working Together to Address Demands of IT Consumerization

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group As part of the ongoing dialogue we have with our enterprise IT customers at Microsoft, we’re hearing more and more about the interoperability demands stemming from the consumerization of IT. This rising trend isn’t just about...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: CRM Anywhere: Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Perhaps no trend has affected IT managers and developers more over the past year than the consumerization of IT. With seemingly every customer and employee tethered to a different device, it’s more critical than ever...
  • Blog Post: OpenStack + Hyper-V

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group Two weeks ago the OpenStack community announced the release of Essex . I want to congratulate the community on reaching this key milestone. Microsoft is working with the OpenStack community to restore and enhance Windows Server Hyper-V support...
  • Blog Post: NetApp helps bring FreeBSD to Hyper-V

    Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager – Open Source Technical Center Today at BSDCan , NetApp and Microsoft presented their collaboration with Citrix to bring native support for FreeBSD on the Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor. This continues a commitment to extend support across platforms...
  • Blog Post: Collaboration with Open Source Partners Leads to Streamlined, Affordable Cloud

    Posted by Matt Theodores General Manager, Marketing Strategy, Open Solutions Group Yesterday Microsoft announced a significant milestone in its cloud computing strategy and solutions: the availability of System Center 2012 Release Candidate (RC), which customers can start using now to build private...