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  • 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: Microsoft Office 2013 Embraces Apps

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Love using apps on your smart phone? Wish you could use them on your PC or tablet? The Microsoft Office team has granted your wish. With the recent launch of their Customer Preview , the Office team announced that developers...
  • Blog Post: Open in the Cloud: Windows Azure Update

    Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations This week’s Windows Azure update highlighted Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability and an enhanced developer experience on its cloud platform. Josette Rigsby at CMSWire dubbed this “ a friendlier, more...
  • 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: 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: 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: Navigate the Open Web with Web Platform Docs: Available Today

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager – Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the past, developers using HTML5, CSS and other open web technologies have consulted multiple sites for guidance on how to effectively use these technologies across the world of browsers, operating systems, and devices...
  • 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: FloodAlerts: Open Data on Windows Azure

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week customers had the chance to meet Windows Azure and learn how the cloud platform is becoming even more flexible and open. A great example of this is FloodAlerts , an open data Facebook app in the UK. The service, developed...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz Talks Big Data in the Open World

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Last week, Microsoft Research (MSR) held the 2012 edition of its Faculty Summit (now in its 13th year), which aims to bring together the forces of academic researchers and educators with Microsoft’s own team of researchers...
  • 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: 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: 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...
  • 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: Skype Updates for iPhone and iPad

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations With Skype continuing to gain popularity for voice, video and instant messaging services, Skype engineers are hard at work to enhance the experience across a range of platforms and devices – desktops, laptops, tablets,...
  • Blog Post: Indonesia’s ICT Awards Support an Open and Thriving Ecosystem for Young Entrepreneurs

    Posted by Heriyadi Janwar Microsoft Indonesia, Product Marketing Manager Last month in Jakarta, Microsoft was proud to sponsor the seventh annual Indonesia Information and Communications Technology Awards (INAICTA) ceremony, held to honor innovative local technologies and support a thriving ecosystem...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Connecting the Web across a World of Devices

    Posted by Amy Green Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Earlier this month, the Internet Explorer team introduced the concept of Companion Web – a world where web experiences move seamlessly across the multiple screens around us, including our tablets, phones, computers, and televisions...
  • 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: Driving Interoperability with the SMB Open Specifications

    Posted by Darryl Welch Principal Program Manager, Windows Server Interoperability Engineering Team Last week, 40 representatives from 17 companies and organizations joined us at Microsoft’s Platform Adoption Center to participate in the Windows File Sharing Protocols “Plugfest”....