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Microsoft Azure Offers Hadoop-as-a-service to China
Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced the availability of Azure HDInsight for all customers in China as a public preview, making it the first global cloud provider to have a cloud Hadoop offering publicly available in China. Azure HDInsight is a 100% Apache Hadoop-based service in the...
19 Sep 2014
WordPress on Microsoft Azure Now More Scalable
Posted by Openness Team This week’s Microsoft Azure update includes new features for Azure Websites , an enterprise-class cloud service for developing, testing, and running corporate websites, business applications, and digital marketing campaigns. In addition to VPN support, Azure Websites...
12 Sep 2014
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...
14 Jul 2014
How Openness Translates into Opportunities for Microsoft Partners
Posted by Mark Hill Vice President, Open Source Sales and Marketing Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 (WPC) kicks off today in Washington D.C., where partners get to see first-hand how Microsoft’s mobile-first, cloud-first vision translates into partner opportunities. As Satya Nadella said in...
13 Jul 2014
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...
30 Jun 2014
Solve the Big Data Problems of the Future: Join Microsoft Research’s Naiad Project
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In this decade we will collect more scientific data than we’ve collected in human history. Soon it will be impossible to do any kind of analysis without access to powerful computational tools, which can make sense of the...
28 May 2014
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...
13 May 2014
Open Door Policy: Brady Gaster on Coding like a Vampire and Making the Microsoft Cloud Open
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Brady Gaster ( @bradygaster ) is a Microsoft Azure Program Manager and the former host of Channel 9’s Web Camps TV , who focuses on building tools that make it easier for web developers to benefit from the cloud. His recent...
17 Apr 2014
Techies of the ‘80s Rejoice: Microsoft Releases Source Code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows
Posted by Openness Team Yesterday, with the help of the Computer History Museum , Microsoft made the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to the public for the first time, helping future generations of technologists better understand the roots of personal computing...
26 Mar 2014
Open Door Policy: S. Somasegar Discusses the Great Value of Microsoft and Open Source Ecosystems Working Together
Posted by Tara Grumm Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations S. Somasegar is Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division at Microsoft and responsible for developer tools and services, including the programming languages and runtimes designed for a broad base of software developers...
20 Mar 2014
Two Days until EclipseCon!
Posted by Openness Team In two days, Eclipse enthusiasts will descend on EclipseCon North America to learn, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and innovations from Eclipse and its member companies. Eclipse is a community focused on working together on commercially-friendly open source software...
15 Mar 2014
Openness is the Change We Need
Posted by Hans Berndl Microsoft Austria, Platform Strategy Lead Our customers deserve the best of both worlds: choice and quality. Today, many enterprises and governments run open source and Microsoft technologies side by side. Rather than replace one technology with another, many customers find that...
13 Mar 2014
Microsoft TechDays 2014 Showcases Work with Open Source Technologies
Posted by Frederic Aatz Director of Interoperability, Microsoft France Microsoft TechDays 2014, the largest annual tech event in France dedicated to developers, IT professionals and business leaders, recently brought together 19,000 attendees with 60,000 online participants for three packed days of...
4 Mar 2014
Microsoft Contributes Cloud Server Designs to the Open Compute Project, Pushes Data Center Efficiency Forward
Posted by Openness Team Today at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit, Microsoft’s Bill Laing, Cloud and Enterprise Corporate Vice President, took the stage in front of 3,000 attendees to announce Microsoft’s participation in the community, which is focused on engineering the most efficient...
28 Jan 2014
Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Expands Presence to China
Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Today our friends at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) expanded their work with open standards and open source communities globally by opening a subsidiary in China – Microsoft Open Technologies Shanghai Company...
16 Jan 2014
Now Available: Open Source Windows Azure Active Directory Libraries for iOS and Android
Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy The gift-giving started early this week for developers looking to add Windows Azure Active Directory’s enterprise-level identity features to their applications and services, as MS Open Tech released alpha versions of new iOS...
21 Dec 2013
Spotlight on Microsoft Research: Ready For Time Travel - ChronoZoom Transports Students and Teachers through History
Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy ChronoZoom , the award-winning open source cross-platform timeline that captures the “history of everything,” continues to make waves in the education space. This time, Microsoft Research’s Donald Brinkman has teamed...
17 Dec 2013
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...
18 Apr 2012
Windows 8: Open for Developers
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, the winners of the Windows 8 First Apps Contest gave us a glimpse into what Windows 8 makes possible for independent developers, who can utilize their existing skills and familiar technologies to quickly build apps...
8 Mar 2012
TypeScript: A New Open and Interoperable Programming Language
15 Oct 2012
NetApp helps bring FreeBSD to Hyper-V
Posted by Anandeep Pannu Senior Program Manager – Open Source Technical Center Today at BSDCan , NetApp and Microsoft presented their collaboration with Citrix to bring native support for FreeBSD on the Windows Server Hyper-V hypervisor. This continues a commitment to extend support across platforms...
11 May 2012
Microsoft and The Open Group Release Open Management Infrastructure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Datacenters comprise a slew of heterogeneous devices supplied by different hardware and platform vendors and requiring different tools and management processes. Companies are forced to write their own abstraction layer or to...
29 Jun 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
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
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
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