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  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK: Released Today as an Open Source Project

    Posted by Jose Miguel Parrella Microsoft Interoperability Strategy Today Doug Mahugh, Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Open Technologies Inc., announced the release of an Open XML SDK as an open source project through the MS Open Tech hub. Although the SDK has been available since 2007, this...
  • Blog Post: Creating a More Open Web: OASIS Releases OData v4.0

    Posted by Openness Team There is a vast amount of data available today that is being collected and stored at an unprecedented rate. Market demand is growing for easy use of this data across multiple platforms and devices, increasing the pressure to create a more open and transparent Web through standardized...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Open Door Policy: Big Data at the Crossroads of IT and Telecommunications – Perspectives from Chaesub Lee

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing & Operations Open Door Policy is a 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 to...
  • Blog Post: Office 2013 Extends Support for Open Document Formats

    Posted by Kerry Godes Senior Manager, Worldwide Marketing and Operations Seamlessly sharing, editing, and archiving documents are critical to business productivity. That’s one reason why the new Microsoft Office has added support for standardized document formats Strict Open XML and Open Document...
  • Blog Post: Your Input Needed: Exchange Server and Outlook Standards

    Posted by Michael Bowman Program Manager, Office Engineering Microsoft recognizes that enabling interoperability between products from different vendors is important, particularly with respect to email and calendaring functionality, as it helps our customers stay connected and organized across their...
  • 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: 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...