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  • 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: Are you open or closed?

    Posted by James Utzschneider General Manager, Sales, Marketing and Services Group My name is James Utzschneider, and I work in Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing, and Services Group leading a team responsible for worldwide marketing efforts around open source and emerging technologies. Today we are...
  • Blog Post: Open Solutions

    Posted by Ted MacLean General Manager, Open Solutions Group Companies around the world are starting to think about developing and launching cloud strategies, and one of the critical elements for success that they’re identifying is interoperability between technologies and products from multiple...
  • Blog Post: Where is the puck moving next? Working with Hosters to deliver Cloud

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Strategy, Open Solutions Group I know I am not the only one that often spends time thinking about where the puck is going next; wondering about how the industry is going to work together to anticipate tomorrow's challenges in serving up the cloud. After spending...
  • 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: 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 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: Windows Azure at GigaOm Structure

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Early today, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB) participated in an onstage fireside chat moderated by Derrick Harris, GigaOm senior writer, at the GigaOm Structure event. Nadella discussed...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Customers Say Microsoft is “Open” for Business

    Posted by James Utzschneider General Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Microsoft has changed as a company and become more open. This includes building interoperability into our core products that span office productivity and collaboration, cross-platform systems management, and security...
  • 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: 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: Get your Hunger Games fix via Internet Explorer 9 and HTML5

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations It seems like everyone saw a certain movie with Jennifer Lawrence this weekend. If you’re still looking for your Hunger Games fix or curious to know what the fuss is about, check out The Capitol Tour , a companion site...
  • Blog Post: Open Source Customers Embracing Microsoft

    Posted by James Utzschneider General Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations We use this blog to talk about Microsoft’s approach to Openness and our investments in standards, interoperability, and integration with open source software. We do this because we have changed as a company and...
  • Blog Post: The Journey with Open Source

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Wired ran this story today on Microsoft’s internal thought processes and changes that have taken place over the last eight years on the journey with open source software. Cade Metz examines how Microsoft has been making...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft – SUSE 2.0

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group I’m happy to share news today that Microsoft has formally extended the strategic Windows-Linux interoperability collaboration we previously had with Novell to SUSE . I personally am excited by the prospect of SUSE’s newfound...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft supports the creation of OpenNebula clouds on Windows Server Hyper-V

    Posted by Sandy Gupta General Manager, Open Solutions Group Today I would like to share some encouraging news about work we have underway with OpenNebula to support continued innovation and interoperability in the cloud – Windows Server Hyper-V is now an officially supported hypervisor for OpenNebula...