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  • Blog Post: Expanded Support for Linux Running on the IBM Mainframe

    Posted by Michael Kelley Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Open Source Technology Center NiCE , a Germany-based Microsoft partner, recently released a management pack for Linux running on IBM System z, further expanding Linux operating system support in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager...
  • Blog Post: Open Source World Summit in Beijing: Developing a Thriving OSS Ecosystem in China

    Posted by Cindy Dong Microsoft China The 9th annual Open Source China Open Source World Summit concluded in Beijing on Saturday. The two-day event kicked off on Friday and brought together major open source software (OSS) organizations, including the Linux Foundation , Open Source Initiative , and...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: blinkbox Saving Millions with Microsoft Cloud

    Posted by Openness Team One of the most popular movie and TV streaming services in the United Kingdom, blinkbox delivers dynamic content to more than a million monthly users, across their favorite devices. The company needed a way to meet enormous demands for compute power and storage, to transcode...
  • 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: Microsoft-SUSE Alliance: Linux and Windows Interoperability for More Than 1,000 Customers

    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: Linux Integration with System Center 2012 R2

    Posted by Openness Team Next up in our series of blog posts this week that showcase Linux support, the below video provides an inside scoop on Linux integration with System Center 2012 R2 for unified management across on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud environments. In this Channel 9 interview...
  • Blog Post: Test Drive Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V

    Posted by Openness Team Want more information on Linux Integration Services for Hyper-V after reading the In the Cloud blog yesterday? Well, you can hear directly from Abhishek Gupta, a program manager in Microsoft’s Open Source Technology Center, who works on the Linux Integration Services...
  • Blog Post: Importance of Linux 'In the Cloud'

    Posted by Openness Team Microsoft CVP Brad Anderson just did a post on his In the Cloud blog highlighting a recent Linux Pro Magazine article about Linux Integration Services (LIS) and Microsoft’s support for Linux IT professionals. In Anderson’s words, "this article from Linux...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: University Reduces Costs with Streamlined Cross-Platform Management

    Posted by Openness Team The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. This public research university strives for academic excellence in all areas and uses...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: UK Government IT Services Trusts Microsoft Hyper-V to Run Linux and Windows

    Posted by Openness Team FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Services provides IT services to the UK Government, including a global network of embassies and consulates, which employs people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices worldwide. Last year, FCO Services delivered hosting and cloud services...
  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: Software Development Company Launches Secure Mobile Banking App with Windows Azure

    Posted by Heriyadi Janwar Microsoft Indonesia, Product Marketing Manager The combination of high cell-phone usage and low desktop internet penetration in Indonesia is fostering a vibrant market for mobile applications. In 2013, software-development company Sangkuriang Internasional targeted this opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Connect to More Friends with Skype 4.1 for Linux

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations As Skype continues to grow in popularity, so does the number of ways that users can connect with friends new and old, regardless of what operating systems or devices they prefer. Last week’s Skype 4.1 for Linux release...
  • 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 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...
  • 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: Openness Customer Spotlight: Mind Palette Builds Linux Environment on Windows Azure, Saves 20%

    Posted by Masami Suzuki Microsoft Japan Mind Palette is a cloud services vendor based in Tokyo, Japan, that develops and markets Snapeee , a smartphone picture-sharing app designed for those who love Japan’s unique aesthetic of kawaii , meaning “cute.” With Snapeee, users can...
  • Blog Post: Available Today: Hortonworks Brings Open Source Apache Hadoop to Windows

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Today Hortonworks announced the general availability of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows, the industry’s first 100 percent open source Apache Hadoop-based distribution for Windows. This marks an important...
  • 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: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Available Today, Including Support for Linux Virtual Machines

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services , including Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Virtual Network. This new service makes it easy for customers to move applications...
  • 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: Windows Server Hyper-V Drivers Included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Beta

    Posted by Abhishek Gupta Microsoft Program Manager, Linux Integration Services Since 2010, we’ve worked with Red Hat to support our mutual customers with enhanced interoperability in Windows environments. This continues with today’s beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.9....
  • Blog Post: SUSE and Microsoft Management Tools Simplify Administration of Windows and Linux Environments

    Posted by Alfonso Castro Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft Open Solutions Group Today at SUSECon 2013 , SUSE announced the availability of SUSE Manager Management Pack for Microsoft System Center , giving system administrators running Windows and Linux servers a single console for managing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server for Linux Workloads

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Enabling open source software is a big part of Microsoft’s promise to support customers as they transform their datacenters with the cloud. In a recent blog post featured in an ongoing “What’s New in 2012 R2”...
  • 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...