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  • Blog Post: Openness Customer Spotlight: British & Irish Lions Give 100 Million Fans a Front Row Seat

    Posted by Openness Team The world-renowned touring rugby team, the British & Irish Lions, wanted to do something it had never done in 125 years of international competition: find a way to take along 100 million fans when the team toured to play the best teams in the Southern Hemisphere. ...
  • Blog Post: Openness Partner Spotlight: Codetoki Partners with BizSpark to Empower Youth with Coding Skills

    Posted by Openness Team The Philippine Government wants to empower today’s youth by increasing employability, and sees better IT skills as a major enabler. In 2013, local software company, Codetoki, decided to help by devising an online game that tests and scores coding skills. “My...
  • 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: 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: Skype 4.0 for Linux

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Skype 4.0 for Linux has arrived! Version 4.0 has four major enhancements, along with a host of smaller ones, offering Linux users the latest in Skype features and many UI improvements. The four big updates are: A new Conversations...
  • 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: First InterOpConf Brings Open Source Communities and Microsoft Together in Central Europe

    Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy Earlier this month, I participated in the first InterOpConf event, which highlighted solutions resulting from work between open source communities and Microsoft, showing how even competing technologies can work together to deliver...
  • Blog Post: OSS 2012 Tunisia: Microsoft, Open Source and the Cloud

    Posted by Mark Gayler Open Software Lead This week I had the privilege to join some of the world’s top open source researchers in Tunisia at OSS 2012 to discuss how Microsoft is collaborating with open source projects and initiatives worldwide and investing in support for open source solutions...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Continues Cross-Platform Support

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier today, Microsoft released the beta version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 . This release includes extended client management support for Windows 8, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix operating systems, functionality...
  • Blog Post: Keeping it Real in a Virtual World: Interop Collaboration Continues in the Cloud

    Posted by Frank Rego Senior Product Manager for SUSE and Fabio Cavalcanti da Cunha, Technical Product Manager at Microsoft In November 2006, Microsoft and Novell signed an interoperability agreement and an innovative laboratory concept was created -- a place where architects and developers from both...
  • Blog Post: Available Today: FreeBSD Support for Windows Server Hyper-V

    Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager – Open Source Technical Center Today, Microsoft and partners NetApp and Citrix are excited to announce the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V. This collaboration , announced at BSDCAN 2012 , will help more customers adopt...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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...