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  • Blog Post: Does it Work? Try Plugging It In

    Posted by Openness Team Next week representatives from about 30 companies, including Apple, Oracle, and Google, will gather on Microsoft’s Redmond Campus for a five-day Interoperability Plugfest . Hosted by Microsoft Interoperability teams, this event provides free, hands-on help to developers...
  • Blog Post: Reserve Your Spot for Microsoft’s Next Interoperability Plugfest

    Posted by Michael Bowman Program Manager, Office Engineering Mark your calendars for June 16th to 20th! Microsoft Interoperability teams are hosting a five-day Interoperability Protocols Plugfest at Microsoft’s Redmond Campus. A critical aspect of Microsoft product development is an ecosystem...
  • Blog Post: Openness is the Change We Need

    Posted by Hans Berndl Microsoft Austria, Platform Strategy Lead Our customers deserve the best of both worlds: choice and quality. Today, many enterprises and governments run open source and Microsoft technologies side by side. Rather than replace one technology with another, many customers find that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechDays 2014 Showcases Work with Open Source Technologies

    Posted by Frederic Aatz Director of Interoperability, Microsoft France Microsoft TechDays 2014, the largest annual tech event in France dedicated to developers, IT professionals and business leaders, recently brought together 19,000 attendees with 60,000 online participants for three packed days of...
  • Blog Post: Springtime in Taipei is Lovely: Join us for our Next Interoperability Seminar

    Posted by Michael Bowman Program Manager, Office Engineering The Microsoft interoperability teams are hosting our next plugfest in Taipei, Taiwan on March 25th – 27th. A critical aspect of Microsoft product development is an ecosystem dedicated to shipping interoperable systems and these plugfest...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: Caixa Econômica Federal Turns to Microsoft Solutions for Cost Savings and Improved Interoperability

    Posted by Luís Fernando Patrici Account Executive, Microsoft Brazil Established in 1861, Caixa Econômica Federal is not just a bank, it’s an institution that impacts the lives of millions in Brazil. The 100% public company has a key role in promoting urban development and social...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: SMB 3.0 Interoperability Efforts Supported by Thriving Ecosystem

    Posted by Darryl Welch Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Interoperability Engineering Team Over at The Register this month, Trevor Pott praised Windows Server 2012 , detailing his favorite features all culminating in what he calls the “crown jewel of [Windows] Server 2012”: SMB...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: Microsoft Helps Aston Martin Solve Interoperability Challenges

    Posted by Steve Lamb Microsoft United Kingdom With nearly a century of history, Aston Martin has developed into an automotive icon, a marque synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship. All of their models are hand-crafted, using advanced technology processes within a very modern...
  • 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: 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 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… ...
  • Blog Post: Samba 4.0 Interoperability with Microsoft’s Active Directory

    Posted by Darryl Welch Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Interoperability Engineering Team Yesterday the Samba Team released Samba 4.0 Active Directory Compatible Server , the first compatible Free Software implementation of Microsoft’s Active Directory protocols. Familiar to all network...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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: Now Available: Skype for Outlook.com

    Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Interoperability Strategy As Skype continues to grow in popularity, so does the number of ways that users can connect with friends and colleagues, regardless of what devices or services they prefer. This week Microsoft announced that Skype for Outlook.com is now fully...
  • Blog Post: OWA for iPhone and iPad Brings Office 365 Email Experience to iOS Users

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this week, the Microsoft Office team took another step forward in bringing a great Office 365 email experience to users of iOS devices with the launch of OWA for iPhone and OWA for iPad . Available for download from the...
  • Blog Post: Join Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. for an Anniversary Celebration

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations What do Microsoft and open source have in common? More than you may think, unless you’ve already been following the work of Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech), since the wholly owned subsidiary was created...
  • Blog Post: Your Input Needed: Exchange Server and Outlook Standards

    Posted by Michael Bowman Program Manager, Office Engineering Microsoft recognizes that enabling interoperability between products from different vendors is important, particularly with respect to email and calendaring functionality, as it helps our customers stay connected and organized across their...
  • 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: Microsoft at Solutions Linux 2013

    Posted by Frédéric Aatz Director of Interoperability Strategy, Microsoft France Recently 6,000 participants gathered in Paris to participate in the fifteenth annual Solutions Linux event, which brings together many businesses and open source communities to share emerging best practices...
  • 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: Announcing a New SUSE-Microsoft Collaboration on Cloud Technologies

    Posted by Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Today is a step forward in the collaboration we started more than six years ago with SUSE . As part of Microsoft’s sponsorship of the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco, I am thrilled...