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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...
11 Dec 2013
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...
21 Nov 2013
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...
13 Nov 2013
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”...
31 Jul 2013
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...
17 Jun 2013
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...
21 May 2013
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...
16 Apr 2013
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...
11 Jan 2013
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...
21 Nov 2012
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...
9 Nov 2012
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....
21 Sep 2012
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...
14 Sep 2012
Teaming Up with Citrix to Support FreeBSD on Windows Server Hyper-V
Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager, Open Source Technical Center Yesterday on the blog, we announced that FreeBSD support is now ready and available for Windows Server Hyper-V users. Thanks to the diligent work by our partners Citrix and NetApp , who together helped us contribute some...
10 Aug 2012
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...
7 Aug 2012
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...
16 Jun 2012
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...
7 Jun 2012
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...
1 Jun 2012
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...
21 May 2012
KimsQ Expands Web Platform
Posted by JangYoon Kim Korea Marketing and Operations Microsoft is proud to be working with KimsQ , a PHP-based web platform provider that has just become the second largest web provider in South Korea after adding Windows to their existing PHP on Linux solutions. KimsQ currently powers 10,000 websites...
21 May 2012
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...
18 Apr 2012
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...
18 Jan 2012
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...
13 Jan 2012
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...
23 Aug 2011
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...
27 Jun 2011
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...
18 Apr 2011
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