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Open World Forum 2013: Three Days of “Thinking, Coding, and Experimenting” with Open Source Thought Leaders
Posted by Frédéric Aatz Director of Interoperability, Microsoft France Earlier this month, I was fortunate to be back at Open World Forum , the first event of its kind to bring together European political and IT leaders to discuss opportunities for free and open source technologies to...
29 Oct 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
Bill Gates: Commercial and Free Software Work Very Well Together
Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today more than 400 academic researchers from 29 countries gathered in Redmond, as part of Microsoft Research’s fourteenth annual Faculty Summit, to explore how advances in science and technology are solving real-world problems...
15 Jul 2013
Queensland University of Technology Launches Open Source Software Group and Virtual Lab
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In Brisbane this week, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) launched the Open Source Software Group and Virtual Lab at the university’s new Science and Engineering Center . This exciting venture will help students...
13 Jun 2013
Northwest Open Source Hackathon: Making Open Source Projects on Windows Easier
Posted by Garrett Serack Senior Software Developer, Microsoft Open Source Technology Center This past Friday, developers filled the room for Outercurve’s first annual Northwest Open Source Hackathon. With a special focus on the recent NuGet 2.5 release , the event brought together developers...
15 May 2013
Open Door Policy: Interview with Outercurve’s Sam Ramji
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Open Door Policy is a new series on the Openness blog that profiles industry thought leaders and individuals within Microsoft who are leading efforts to collaborate more openly, promoting interoperability and making it easier...
10 May 2013
WebMatrix 3 Now Available: Publish Cloud-Based Web Sites and Open Source Apps
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This week the Windows Azure team released WebMatrix 3 , the current version of the popular free web development tool, which includes support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using...
3 May 2013
Today’s NuGet 2.5 and CoApp Releases Make Open Source Projects on Windows Easier
Posted by Garrett Serack Senior Software Developer, Microsoft Open Source Technology Center Hundreds of thousands of open source applications run on Windows today, but a lot of open source software can still be hard to find and deploy on Windows because many developers work on projects independently...
26 Apr 2013
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...
23 Apr 2013
Dropbox Support Added to Windows Azure Web Sites
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Windows Azure Web Sites allows you to quickly deploy sites with support for multiple frameworks and popular open source applications to a highly scalable cloud environment. The recent updates to Windows Azure added Dropbox to...
4 Apr 2013
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Opening a Door to Big Data - Try F#
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations F# is an open source, cross-platform programming language for writing simple code to solve complex problems. From a business perspective, the primary role of F# is to reduce the time-to-deployment for analytical software components...
28 Jan 2013
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Elevating Scientific Data into the Cloud with Windows Azure & OSS
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The key to unlocking future predictions has generally always been some type of data. Today, with the ever-increasing storage and computational capabilities of the cloud, combined with the sheer number of devices available to...
19 Dec 2012
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… ...
18 Dec 2012
Open Source Frameworks Unveil Support for Windows Phone 8
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week’s //build/ 2012 conference highlighted how developers can take advantage of their existing skills and favorite languages and frameworks to extend their market reach and bring great apps to the Windows 8 platform...
6 Nov 2012
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...
17 Oct 2012
TypeScript: A New Open and Interoperable Programming Language
15 Oct 2012
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Improving Scientific Data Sharing and Management
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations The absent-minded professor is an exaggerated movie cliché. But like most clichés, it does have a kernel of truth within it – namely that people who are absolutely brilliant in one area are often less...
2 Oct 2012
Publish Open Source Apps and Cloud-Based Sites with WebMatrix V2
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations WebMatrix V2 was released to web earlier this month, including support for popular open source apps and the ability to publish your site to the Cloud using Windows Azure Web Sites . WebMatrix is a free and open web...
28 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
SkyDrive for Android Phones Now Available
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Yesterday Android joined the family of SkyDrive apps available for mobile devices. This extends SkyDrive ’s commitment to delivering personal cloud storage that’s available anywhere – via any modern web browser...
29 Aug 2012
OASIS OData Initiative Making Progress
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a REST-based open web protocol for unlocking and sharing data, freeing it from silos that exist in some software applications today. The OASIS international consortium has launched a new initiative...
27 Aug 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
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...
9 Aug 2012
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: MSR Partners with USC and Brown University to Raise AIDS Awareness with Digital AIDS Quilt 2012
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In addition to covering big data’s impact worldwide, last week’s 2012 Faculty Summit also explored how modern technology can work to help raise greater awareness about social issues such as the impact of AIDS and...
25 Jul 2012
Microsoft’s CoApp: Making Open Source Projects on Windows Easier
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today marks the start of the Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, OR. Among the Microsoft attendees that will be onsite at this year’s event is Garrett Serack from the Microsoft Open Source Technology Center. Garrett...
16 Jul 2012
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