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YouthSpark: Opening Up Opportunities for 227 Million Young People…and Counting
Posted by Openness Team When Microsoft launched YouthSpark in 2012, the companywide initiative set out to create education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for 300 million young people over the course of three years. Two years into the effort, Microsoft YouthSpark has created opportunities...
10 Sep 2014
Summer School in Turkey: Where Top University Students Spent a Month with Microsoft
Posted by Openness Team For more than two years, Microsoft Turkey has been running a program called Open Academy (Açık Akademi) with the goal of providing valuable online training for anyone interested in developing mobile applications, regardless of their current skill level. Open Academy...
4 Sep 2014
12,427 Miles on a Motorcycle: Make Web Not War Announces Open Government Tour
Posted by Openness Team This summer, Richard Pietro, a member of the Make Web Not War Community (MWNW) , is hitting the road for a 90-day motorcycle trek across Canada to raise civic awareness and engagement through an Open Government Tour. “Make Web Not War has always had the goal of building...
2 Apr 2014
Name Change for Windows Azure
Posted by Openness Team Today Microsoft announced that Windows Azure will be renamed to Microsoft Azure, beginning April 3, 2014. This change reflects Microsoft’s strategy and focus on Azure as the public cloud platform for customers as well as for our own services Office 365, Dynamics CRM,...
25 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
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 and Openness: You May be Surprised Too
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Bill Toulas of OSArena interviewed Microsoft's Brian Swan, PHP Developer Advocate and was surprised to learn about Microsoft’s openness efforts and the many projects across Microsoft that improve interoperability between...
13 Jan 2012
Microsoft at DrupalCon Munich
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations As part of ongoing collaborations with Drupal , Microsoft is participating in this week’s DrupalCon in Munich. After partnering closely with the Drupal community to make Drupal available on Windows , tomorrow’s sessions...
21 Aug 2012
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...
23 Aug 2011
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
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...
1 Jun 2012
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...
21 May 2012
Kinect: The Openness of an Invisible Technology
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations A recent Computer World story described how Microsoft has evolved to discover the virtues of openness . The article touched on one of my favorite examples of openness: Kinect. You may know how Kinect has captivated millions...
17 Jan 2012
Hotmail for the Kindle Fire
Posted by Colette Stallbaumer Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations We’re getting a little love for tweaking a version of Hotmail specifically for the Kindle Fire, announced this week. Kindle Fire users can now enjoy the familiar benefits of Hotmail. Mary-Jo Foley at ZDNet’s “All...
26 Jan 2012
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...
15 Nov 2011
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...
27 Apr 2011
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...
8 Jul 2011
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...
27 Jun 2011
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...
29 Nov 2011
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
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
Open in the Cloud: Meet Windows Azure
Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations In the cloud, openness is paramount for our customers. Microsoft is committed to giving customers the ability to transition to the cloud on their terms, navigating the path to cloud computing with a unique combination of technology...
7 Jun 2012
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...
24 May 2012
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...
18 Apr 2011
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...
25 Jul 2011
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