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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript: A New Open and Interoperable Programming Language

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In addition to supporting industry-standard languages like C++, Python, and JavaScript, Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating great programming languages – Visual Basic, C#, and F# being the recent examples...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: More Support for jQuery on Windows Phone

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, Microsoft released an open source Metro style theme for JQuery Mobile , the popular open source mobile framework. This release allows mobile HTML5 web sites and hybrid applications to naturally integrate into the Windows...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server “8” Beta: Every App, Any Cloud

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, Microsoft’s Bill Laing, Corporate VP of Server and Cloud, announced the availability of Windows Server “8” Beta . This is exciting news for IT managers looking for a scalable web platform and the...