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  • Blog Post: Standards that open doors: Interoperability, collaboration, competition and consumer benefits in the standards system

    Posted by Craig Shank General Manager, Interoperability & Standards I’m Craig Shank, and I work in Microsoft’s Interoperability Group. In addition to our work on standards and interoperability across Microsoft’s product teams and with stakeholders in the industry worldwide, we...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages Open Sourced

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations ASP.NET is a free web framework for building web sites and web applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Microsoft announced this week the release of source code for ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages (aka Razor) under...
  • 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: Standards 101: Openness and choice are crucial

    Posted by Steve Mutkoski Senior Standards Strategist As Craig Shank mentioned in a post last week, standards are an important part of a dynamic ICT marketplace, fostering interoperability, collaboration, competition and consumer trust. I’d like to follow up on that post, highlighting the fact...
  • Blog Post: More Choices for Building Apps on Windows Phone

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This week, we announced another developer toolkit to support Windows Phone interoperability : the beta release of the open source Windows Phone toolkit for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This release is another example of the open...
  • Blog Post: Standards 101: Understanding the importance of open standards

    Posted by Gregg Brown Senior Director, Interoperability Group I’m Gregg Brown, and I work with Craig Shank and Steve Mutkoski in the Interoperability Group at Microsoft. As my colleagues pointed out, collaboration, competition and consumer trust are important to effective standards, and transparency...
  • Blog Post: Supercomputing, Fraunhofer SCAI and Openness

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group This past week I had the pleasure of participating in the International Supercomputing (ISC) 2011 event in Hamburg, Germany. This event has always been a great venue for hearing the latest trends in high performance computing (HPC) and the...
  • 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: Microsoft Live@edu Plug-in for Moodle

    For educational institutions, meeting accelerating technology demands with limited budgets is tough. However, today the task seems a bit less daunting for millions of education customers worldwide. Moodlerooms released an open source plug-in that integrates Microsoft Live@edu with Moodle , the world...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Windows 8: Open for Developers

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, the winners of the Windows 8 First Apps Contest gave us a glimpse into what Windows 8 makes possible for independent developers, who can utilize their existing skills and familiar technologies to quickly build apps...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: A Look Back and a Look Forward: Meeting Customer Needs Remains the Secret to Our Success

    Posted by Geoff Sullivan Managing Sales Director, Open Solutions Group Many people are surprised when they hear how much progress Microsoft and Novell have made in their efforts around Linux/Windows interoperability. When we announced our ground breaking agreement in November 2006, there was no shortage...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Computing's Role in Job Creation

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations An interesting new study from analyst firm IDC found that spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015. The Microsoft-commissioned study also found that IT...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server “8” Beta: Every App, Any Cloud

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, Microsoft’s Bill Laing, Corporate VP of Server and Cloud, announced the availability of Windows Server “8” Beta . This is exciting news for IT managers looking for a scalable web platform and the...